Fatehgarh Sahib: SGPC Held seminar on the ‘Role of the Sikhs in Freedom Struggle of India, with reference the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to bring out an anthology of freedom fighters from Punjab.
He made the announcement at a seminar on the ‘Role of the Sikhs in Freedom Struggle’ with special reference to their “neglect” in the narrative of the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar said the anthology would contain their brief profiles.
The SGPC president also announced that a committee would visit the Cellular Jail and meet the authorities concerned to rectify the “distortions”, a release issued here said.
Badungar claimed that the Sikhs had not been given their due place in the freedom struggle by successive governments and historians.
He also said that the community’s contributions were not highlighted at a broader level.
The SGPC chief said a deputation would meet Union minister for tourism and culture Mahesh Sharma to correct the “skewed narrative” of Cellular Jail and highlight the role of Sikhs.
MP from Anandpur Sahib, Prem Singh Chandumajra, said the struggle to get the rightful space for the Sikhs in the history of the India would be taken to its logical conclusion.