Two Iranian Universities to Set Up Chairs Under Guru Nanak’s Name

On the eve of the 550th Gurpurb, two Iran-based colleges have wanted to set up scholastic Chairs to lead look into on the life and lessons of the main Sikh Guru.

Another proposition from their side was to start the Sikh strict examination program as a team with the Iran-based colleges.

College of Religion president Sayyid Abulhasan Navab and an agent of Al-Mustafa International University on Monday had an exchange with Akal Takht administering Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh to deal with the modalities of introducing the Chairs.

CM Capt Amarinder Singh had additionally declared Chairs in Guru Nanak’s name to be set up in 11 colleges, of which seven are in Punjab, three the nation over and one (University of Religion) in Iran.

Giani Harpreet Singh said to orchestrate writing and reference material, they had tied up with the Punjabi University, Patiala.

“Other than this, the SGPC will be coordinated to help the Iranian researchers in gathering the data on the life, theory and vision of Guru Nanak. It was a respect for the Sikh people group that our Guru’s message was being spread on a worldwide stage by introducing a devoted Chair,” he included.

Syed Afroz Nazvis, an Iranian representative, said other than setting up Chairs by the colleges under the support of the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran, a point by point dialog was additionally finished with Akal Takht Jathedar over a strict report program proposed to comprehend the idea of Sikhism. “We suggested that there ought to be a Sikh strict examination program for Indian and Iranian educated people. Once, the MoU in such manner is settled, the proposition will be submitted to the Iran government and in this way, to the Indian government for getting the last gesture,” he said.

Then, Pervinder Singh Chandhok, a Sikh resident of Iran, said however the Sikhs involve a miniscule populace of the nation, the administration had agreed them all rights to watch the Gurpurbs and different strict morals. He said the Iran sangat had started 600 ‘akhand way’ constant to stamp the 550th birth commemoration of Guru Nanak, the bhog of which would be performed on Tuesday.

“I can say that the ‘shaan’ (magnificence) of turban is there in Iran. There are around 60 Sikh families living in Iran. They visit two gurdwaras situated in Tehran and Zahran. We are allowed to keep up the ‘maryada’ of Sikhism and the specialists never meddle in our strict events,” he said.

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