Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Shri Guru Granth Sahib to be translated into English

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has announced that it will get the task of translating the Guru Granth Sahib in English done. The decision was taken in the meeting of Dharam Parchar Committee (DPC) of SGPC. Avtar Singh Makkar, SGPC president, said the decision has been taken to spread the philosophy of Guru Granth Sahib. He said for this purpose services of Sikh scholars - Jaswant Singh Neki and Jodh Singh - will be taken.

Earlier, a sting operation had brought to a halt the DSGMC's bid to get the Adi Granth translated when it was found that many among the translator scholars couldnot even read Punjabi. At that time, spy cameras were used by certain Sikh organisations to bring out how the translation/transliteration was done by one Vemaraju Bhanu Murti, a Telugu-speaking person. Later, the DSGMC's then chief Parmjit Singh Sarna had withdrawn the work from Murti.