Maharashtra: Nanded Gurudwara Management Committee to Include Only Sikh Members

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Nanded, 10th February 2024: The Maharashtra state government has announced a significant change in the composition of the Management Committee of Nanded Sikh Gurudwara Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib. According to the new decision, exclusively members belonging to the Sikh community will be accommodated in the committee.

This clarification comes in response to questions raised by various institutions and individuals following the state cabinet’s decision on February 5, 2024. Despite the queries, the state government reiterates that all members of the Management Committee will be officials, experts, philosophers, and thinkers from the Sikh community, known for their substantial contributions to various fields of society.

The exclusion of individuals outside the Sikh community from the Management Committee has been explicitly stated. The government has emphasized that there should be no attention given to any false campaigns spreading confusion among the public. A bill concerning this matter is expected to be presented in the Legislative Assembly, and a comprehensive decision will be reached after detailed discussions.

As per the decision made by the state cabinet, the new Board will consist of a total of 17 members. Among them, three will be elected, two will be from the Shiromani Prabandhak Committee Amritsar, and the state government will appoint others to fill the remaining positions. The move aims to ensure representation and leadership from the Sikh community within the Gurudwara’s Management Committee.