East India 'Sikh Sammelan' in Jamshedpur tomorrow

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Ranchi, Oct 17 (UNI) An East India 'Sikh Sammelan' will be held in the steel city of Jamshedpur tomorrow to discuss the socio-economic status of the Sikhs in the country.

Convenor of the function Indrjit Singh Kalra told news persons here that representatives from eastern India, including Assam, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand would participate in the event.

Mr Kalra said discussions would be held over the main problems of the community and the government will also be pressurised to alter the 'Sammelan' for the formation of a 'Punjabi Academy' like Bengali and Urdu academies.

''We will also demand for the establishment of colleges and universities in the name of 'Sikh Gurus', Mr Kalra added.

People like National Planning Commission vice-chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chariman of Delimitation commission Kuldeep Singh would also be present at the programme, Mr Kalra also said.

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