First Sirdar Kapur Singh Memorial Lecture held
Thursday, 20 January 2011
PATIALA:Punjab Historical Studies Department of Punjabi University Patiala organized the ‘First Sirdar Kapur Singh Memorial Lecture’ with the collaboration of Sirdar Kapur Singh Foundation Patiala here thursday.
Ex Vice Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar and Ex Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies Shimla Prof. J.S. Grewal spoke on ‘The Contribution of Sirdar Kapur Singh in the Study of Sikhism and Sikh History’. Delivering his lecturer he discussed two books of Sh. Kapur Singh and tried to critically analyze the work done by him. Sh. Kapur Singh reinterpreted the Sikh History in the light of Sikh Ideology. He tried to display his idea of proving Sikhism as the important faith in the world.
Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University Dr. Jaspal Singh presided the session and spoke on the intellectual depth of Sirdar Kapur Singh who had not only studied Sikhism but other religious as well. Prof. Birinderpal Singh, Head of the Department and Dean Social Sciences welcomed the guests and Dr. K.S. Bajwa introduced the theme. Prof. Harjeet Singh Grewal also spoke few words about the personality of Sirdar Kapur Singh and about the Foundation.
Prof. of Sikhism and Ex. I.A.S. Sh. Gurtej Singh proposed the vote of Thanks and emphasized that Sirdar Kapur Singh was great scholar of Sikh History and Religion. Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included Ex S.G.P.C. Chief Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar, Sh. Paramjeet Singh, Bibi Baljeet Kaur Akalgarh, B.S. Sandhu Commissioner Income Tax, Binder Singh G.M Dept. of Industries Patiala, Prof. Jaswant Singh Mann, Dr. Kehar Singh, Gurnam Singh and Heads of various faculties departments