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JAMMU: To welcome Govt’s decision to sanction Guru Nanak ji Chair in University of Jammu, which was a long pending demand, an inaugural webinar was held at Punjabi Department of University of Jammu on Friday, which was attended by eminent scholars from Delhi University and University of Chandigarh, who spoke on the life, teachings and reforms preached by Guru Nanak.Speaking on the occasion, J S Sudan expressed gratitude towards LG Manoj Sinha for fulfilling a long pending demand of people in general and Sikh community in particular by according final sanction to Guru Nanak ji Chair in University of Jammu.He further said that former MLC Charanjit Singh Khalsa was pursuing the matter since long.“Earlier, led by former MLC Charanjit Singh Khalsa, a delegation comprising Suchwant Singh, Manjit Singh Member DGPC Baramula, Manjit Singh Social Activist, J S Sudan met former Governor of erstwhile J&K state, Satyapal Malik on November 26, 2018 and submitted a memorandum pertaining to several issues and demands of Sikh community of J&K, including establishing a Guru Nanak Sahib Chair in Jammu University as Guruji had widely travelled Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions and even Maansarovar during his travels across the world,” he added.Sudan further said that after conversion of J&K State into UT, again a delegation led by Charanjit Singh Khalsa met LG Manoj Sinha on September 22, 2020 and reiterated demand for setting up Guru Nanak Chair, the process for which had since been started.“We are highly grateful to the LG for giving final sanction for setting up Guru Nanak Chair and are hopeful that under his chairmanship as Chancellor of Jammu University, Punjabi Department will play a vital role in fulfilling the objectives, for which the Chair has been established,” he asserted.
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