CHANDIGARH, Punjab—In an attempt to robust the air quality around historic Sikh shrines, the apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee is establishing gardens for several of the historical Gurdwaras that it manages. These gardens will be named as ‘Guru Ka Bagh’ (Guru’s Gardens).
On August 12, the SGPC officials planted saplings at Gurdwara Sri Guru Gobind Singh Patshahi Dasvi situated in Heran village near Raikot.
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal and Sikh environmentalist Baba Sewa Singh specially attended this inauguration event.
Interacting with media on this occasion, Longowal said that the SGPC has fixed a target of establishing acre size gardens around every historic Sikh shrine of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Himachal. “We are also going to establish heritage gardens in 40 Sikh shrines. Around 1500 different kinds of plants will be planted in these gardens,” he added.
Longowal further said that the SGPC is taking help of Khadoor Sahib based Kaar Sewa head Baba Sewa Singh for establishing these gardens in Sikh shrines.
He appealed the Sikh Sangat to plant trees outside their homes while taking inspiration from the path enlightened by Guru Sahib for preserving our environment.
Baba Sewa Singh said that every human should come forward to preserve our natural environment by planting new trees alongside taking care of the existing one.