Source: Quami Ekta News Service
Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, the head of Sikhs’ highest seat Akal Takhat, formally launched the Tri-Centennial Celebration of the Ordination of Sri Guru Granth as the Sikhs’ eternal guru at the International Seminar held here. He was welcome by the representatives of many Sikh organizations and given a plaque of honor by Los Angeles County Commissioner Mahesh Parekh.
The Guru Granth was compiled and canonized by Guru Arjan in 1604. It contains the hymns of 36 gurus and holy men from all world religions originating in the Indian sub-continent using all major languages of the South East Asia and Middle East. The last Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh ordained the Granth as the Eternal Guru in the last sermon he delivered in 1708. To celebrate the occasion a Seminar on “Shabad Guru” was held on May 6, 2008 at the Baha’i Center Auditorium. It was sponsored by Guru Ram Das Sikh Mission of America (GRDSMA) chaired by Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh Khalsa.