Bathinda: To celebrate the Prakash Purab of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (C.U.P.) organised a National Webinar on ‘Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji di Bani: Rashtriya Chetna’. The Department of Punjabi conducted this programme under the patronage of Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari. The keynote speaker of this programme was S. Gurcharan Singh Gill, Additional Advocate General (Retd.), Govt. of Rajasthan.
The programme commenced with the welcome Address by Prof. Zameerpal Kaur, Dean, School of Languages, Literature & Culture and Head, Dept. of Punjabi where she mentioned that tenth guru Shri Guru Gobind Singh founded Khalsa Panth in 1699 to restore justice, equality and peace for mankind. After this, Dr. Lakhvir Kaur Lezia introduced the programme theme and Dr. Ramanpreet Kaur introduced keynote speaker to the participants.
Keynote Speaker S. Gurcharan Singh Gill mentioned that in the short life span of just 42 years, Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji gave an immense contribution to our human civilization by promoting the message of becoming a warrior as well as saint, being truthful, compassionate, content, humble, and living live ethically. He opined that Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s writings such as Dasam Granth, Chandi Di Vaar, Zafarnama etc. guided everyone to worship the creator i.e. God and not the creations. His Panj Piyare came from all parts of India. He highlighted that the tenth Guru completed the sacred Sikh Scripture ‘Shri Guru Granth Sahib’ and declared it as eternal Gurus of Sikhs. He stated that Guru Sahib sacrificed his children and fought many battles against the Mughal Empire and Kings of Shivalik Hills (including the famous battle of Chamkaur) to raise the consciousness of exploited Indians to fight back against Mughals. He even stated that Guru Sahib inspirational verses of Chandi Charitar “Deh Siva bar mohe eh-hey subh karman tekabhu na daro” were being used to motivate Indian Soldiers during the battlefield as well.
On this occasion, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari mentioned that Shri Guru Gobind was a poet, a warrior, a philosopher, a leader and a genius par excellence. His life and philosophy gave a message to consider the entire human race as one and treat everyone with equality. He appealed everyone to follow the teachings of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and asserted that our university is committed to organising such webinars and programmes to promote the preachings of Sikh Gurus for the welfare of society. Towards the end, Dr. Amandeep Singh delivered the formal vote of thanks. Faculty, staff and students of the University attended this programme online.