SGPC chief promises free education to J&K Sikh girls

Avtar-Singh-Makkar-SGPC president

Anandpur Sahib: In order to promote higher education amid Sikh girls in Jammu and Kashmir, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has offered to provide free education, accommodation and food to girls in institutions run by the committee.

Addressing the media persons here, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said, all Sikh girls in Jammu and Kashmir, willing to study after their senior secondary (Plus 2) in any type of course, will be provided with free education, free hostel accommodation and free food by the SGPC.

The SGPC chief’s decision of providing free education to girl students comes after his meeting with Dhanwant Singh, chairman of the Kashmir Sikh Sangat. Dhanwant informed Avtar Singh that Sikhs are facing various problems in the strife-torn state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Avtar Singh said, a committee will be formed, at the earliest, to survey schools in Jammu and Kashmir to record population of Sikh girl students in the northern state.

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