The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has launched a special drive in the villages in Punjab to check the conversion activities of the Christian missionaries.
The SGPC has come under attack after multiple videos of Sikhs converting to Christianity started doing the rounds on social media platforms.
The drive has been named “Ghar Ghar Andar Dharamsaal (sacred shrine within every home)”. The campaign aims to distribute Sikh literature to the people in the villages of Punjab.
The campaign will not only bring firmness among Sikhs toward their faith but also make the young generation take pride in their history and culture,” Hindustan Times quoted SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur.
Multiple Christian missionaries, funded by the foreign NGOs, are running conversion programmes in the villages of Punjab and luring the vulnerable through cash and other incentives.
“Converting Sikhs to another religion is worrisome. When we don’t force anyone to join our religion by greed, then no one has the right to ask the followers of our religion to convert by greed or pressure” Hindustan Times quoted Akal Takht acting Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh.
Under the campaign, 150 teams, comprising seven preachers each, have been dispatched to the villages in Punjab. The teams will stay in the villages for a week and go from door to door to distribute Sikh literature.
Multiple cultural events have been planned to spread awareness about the Sikh religion and its history.
“The drive is aimed at countering the impact of the mission being run by Christian preachers. We also approach families that have converted to have a dialogue with them and make them take pride in Sikh beliefs,” Hindustan Times quoted Sarabjit Singh Dhotian, SGPC’s head preacher.