Unable to discover the real art of living in the shabad of Sri Guru Nanak and Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) chose a jet-setter practitioner of yog sadhna 50 years after its inception, the SADD has observed as it sought vice-chancellor Jaspal Singh Sandhu’s immediate resignation.
Amritsar’s GNDU was set up on the occasion of the 500th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak in 1969.
Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravishankar during the 50th foundation day function of the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), in Amritsar on Nov 24, 2019
"Fifty years later, the GNDU, in a cruel twist of irony, threw open its podium to a five-star trader of yog sadhna and ayurvedic herbs as a chief guest to celebrate its birth,” SADD chief Paramjit Singh Sarna noted. "Is there a shortage in India and overseas of proponents of Guru Nanak’s doctrine that the GNDU had to invite someone whose art of living is not in synch with the art of living prescribed by Guru Nanak? Dr Sandhu must put in his papers immediately for this gross violation of Guru Nanak’s principles.”
Sarna pointed out that yog sadhna is prohibited in the Sikh faith. "What then was the joy or compulsion in endorsing it from the official platform of the GNDU?”
Paramjit Singh Sarna
Connecting the dots, Sarna noted how saffron infiltration has picked up at Sikh religious, academic and cultural centres in 2019.
"For the first time, we saw Karva Chauth at Sri Bangla Sahib in Delhi, right under the nose of DSGMC president MS Sirsa. We saw characterisation of Guru Nanak in a Delhi Ram Lila. We saw Guru Nanak’s statues in the DSGMC’s Nagar Kirtan and now we see a yog sadhak giving sermons to Sikhs from the GNDU platform,” observed Sarna.
He warned that attempts to interpolate Sikhi have stepped up more than ever before by 2019. "The likes of Sirsa and Dr Sandhu are behind this epidemic. The GNDU holds an explanation to Guru Panth for its choice of chief guest. Its vice-chancellor has lost the right to lead the university raised in commemoration of Guru Nanak Patshah.”
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