S. Tarlochan Singh, former Chairman National Minorities Commission, who has been awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, was honored by the Chief Khalsa Diwan office bearers at the occasion. S. Tarlochan Singh put light on the tireless efforts made by the founder of the new consciousness Bhai Vir Singh Ji in the contemporary difficult conditions for Sikhs to propagate Sikhism. He lamented that works of Bhai Vir Singh ji are being forgotten by today’s generation even in colleges and universities. He stressed on the need for special efforts to always remember a pioneering personality Bhai Vir Singh Ji for the preservation of Sikh heritage and history
and appealed to Sikh organizations to take initiative steps for Dharam Parchar.
CKD Hon. Secy. S. Ajit Singh Basra, paid homage to the unique personality of Bhai Vir Singh Ji and spoke about his invaluable contribution in the establishment of orphanages, hospitals, old age homes, ashrams, Sikh preaching schools, Khalsa College, Chief Khalsa Diwan, Punjab and Sind Bank etc. At this occasion as directed by President S. Nirmal Singh, S. Ajit Singh Basra announced the celebration of Bhai Vir Singh’s memorable 150th birthday on a grand scale in the year 2022 .
Prof. Hari Singh, a member of the Dharam Prachar Committee, shared information about the documentary religious films and books prepared by the Chief Khalsa Diwan for the propagation of Sikhism. Afterwards meritorious students with 100% marks secured in religious exam dedicated to 400th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib ji, were honoured. . The role of stage secretary was played by Dr. Jasbir Singh Sabar. Later CKD magazine “Khalsa Advocate” depicting Bhai Vir Singh’s life and achievements was released. During the function, Honorary Secretary S. Ajit Singh Basra, Prof. Hari Singh, S Jaspal Singh Dhillon, S. Sukhjinder Singh Prince, S.. Rajinder Singh Marwaha, S. Manmohan Singh, S. Mohanjit Singh Bhalla, Eng. Jaspal Singh, Prof. Waryam Singh, S. Pradeep Singh Walia, S. Navtej Singh Narang, S. Rabinderbir Singh Bhalla, Sr. Joginder Singh Arora, Sr. Harmanjit Singh, S. Gurbakhsh Singh Bedi, Prof. Suba Singh, S. Atamjit Singh, S. Avtar Singh Ghulla, S. Kulwinder Singh Marwaha, Dr. Kulwant Singh, Sr. Amardeep Singh, S. Iqbal Singh Sherry, S. Gurpreet Singh Sethi, S. Samijiv Singh, S. Ripudaman Singh, S. Davinder Singh, S. Jasbir Singh Ajnala, S. Swaraj Singh Sham, Dr. Jasbir Singh Sabar, Dr. Dharamvir Singh Principal / Director, Under Secretary S. Harbhajan Singh and other members were present.-