• To recover and to responsibly conserve our heritage, both tangible and intangible.
  • To restore back the sovereignty of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib and institutions endowed upon the Gursikhs by the Gurus concluding Sarbat Khalsa.
  • To recover Rababi, Udāsi, Nirmalā, Nanak-Panthi, Kabir-Panthi, Ravidas Panthi and other heritage/traditions and restore their dignified place in Guru Nanak’s Gur-Sangati abode. Guru’s Bani uniquely celebrates all of Kateb (Semitic, Biblical and Qurānic) traditions and Ved (Śāshtra, Smriti, Bhakti) traditions —we shall endeavour to bring them all in consonance with Guru Nanak Dev’s vision that honoured the finest expressions from all irrespective of religion, caste, colour, race, gender or nationalities.
  • To recover and restructure management of, and consolidate, all Gur-Sikh assets that were built after centuries of struggle and countless sacrifices including the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee, and others.
  • To honour women by inviting a minimum of 50% participation in all Gur-Sikh matters.
  • To qualitatively upgrade all Gursikh institutions.
  • To rebuild Gursikh Administrative setup as ordained by the Gurus and eradication of Electoral politics which has fatally undermined Gursikh Sovereignty and Independence by entrusting the destiny of Gursikh matters in the hands of the finest Gursikhly mentored minds and hearts.
  • We need to spend the first 25% of Guru-Nanaki Treasury on the recovering, conserving and qualitatively sustaining all of Guru-endowed knowledge streams and cultural heritage assets. Since 1920-1925 AD, the utter lack of vision and concern further crippled by inept handling of all affairs and matters Gursikh has lead to a devastating destruction of the accumulations and achievements of the Gurkhalsā order.

Histories That Need Be Probed

We the Gursikhs have yet to really understand what was happening and who was orchestrating some of the strangest moves and restructuring within the Gursikh institutions. After all, these institutions had served the Gursikhs very well so why disband them all and in the manner in which they were done?

The British wanted the Sikh body but without the sovereign Gursikh-mind and guru-endowed wisdom —they wanted them as raw materials. Jobs were made available and the untutored Sikh youth were all employed and taken away. There was a clear divide between the Gursikh world like never before —one section of the Gursikh world fought for the British colonialists, while the original Gursikh order fought with the British to wrest back controls of their territories. While only 3 Mahants (people who were care-taking Gurudwaras and Gursikh institutions) were noted as bad elements, why were all the Gursikh places freed from the other Mahants who had been serving the Gursikh order so very well? It was simply because the Mahants barring the 3 rogue ones had refused to shake hands with the British colonialists. So, as soon as they could, the British colonialists perpetrated a conspiracy to oust all “hostile” Gursikhly rooted elders from the Gursikh institutions and give them into the hands of “friendly” plaiable Sikhs who had no roots and historical narratives to inspire them. To rub further insult, the election system was brought in which ensured that none would become a rooted Gursikh protagonist nor be consolidated in anyway to challenge by inspiring an uprising against the illegal annexation of Lahore or Sarkar-e-Khalsa by British.

It is important to note, and yet to be duly researched, that The Ghadar movement had the support of the original Gursikh institutions and Mahants. For sake of brevity, I will just add that there is more to the formations of Shiromani Akali Dal and Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) in 1920 than has met the eye —just one year after the “destruction” of The Ghadar Party (1913-1919). Some of the most fascinating freedom fighters of South Asia including Kartar Singh Sarabha had been martyred and other legendary protagonists such as Sohan Singh Bhakna had been imprisoned for life in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

All of this needs to be addressed and it is time that remedial actions are taken.

Best wishes,
Bhai Baldeep Singh