Pal Singh Purewal  SummaryShromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has decided to implement the new Reformed Nanakshahi Calendar from 1999 CE. The changes were recommended by the Calendar Reform Committee under the aegis of the Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh. In this article these changes and why they were necessary are
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In 1995, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) decided to implement the new Reformed Nanakshahi Calendar from 1999 CE. The changes were recommended by the Calendar Reform Committee under the aegis of The Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh.
In 1998, per the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) General House Resolution, SGPC released a calendar that was “scientific, correct and based on Gurbani” and factual dates from the Sikh History. It was highly acclaimed and the entire Sikh Panth was asked to follow this calendar. That was released on the 300th year of Khalsa’s Creation in 1999.
Does it behoove a Sikh to celebrate the birthday of his children but not that of the Gurus? The line quoted by Gurmit Singh, Australia, from Sukhmani Sahib, (ਪਿਤਾ ਕਾ ਜਨਮੁ ਕਿ ਜਾਨੈ ਪੂਤੁ ॥ ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ 3-16) should be interpreted along with other lines:
Submitted by Gurpreet Kaur “In India, Muslims and other non-Hindus may celebrate Diwali, just as non-Christians in the U.S. may celebrate Christmas.” I am not a scholar in Sikh studies nor one on Sikh history. I am an average person/consumer who is interested in learning and teaching accurate Sikh history
Do you know your date of birth? I know mine. I celebrate my birthday on that date, every year. Can you imagine have a birthday on a different date each year? For all practical purposes, my friends and family wouldn’t know when to wish me or throw me that surprise milestone birthday party. No one would know my age. My kids and grandkids, and g.g. kids (you get the picture) wouldn’t really know if my account of the Coronavirus-19 pandemic is real or a myth. Was I really there? Did I really survive it? What were the lessons learned? How did these impact future generations? No one would know…