New Delhi, 26 September(Wishav Warta): The Delhi SAD-BJP MLA and General Secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) S. Manjinder Singh Sirsa today met Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Mr. Raman Singh in the National Capital and thanked him for implementing the Anand Marriage Act in his state.
During interaction of with the Chief Minister Mr. Raman Singh, the DSGMC General Secretary informed him that foundation for enacting this act was laid around 108 years ago in 1909 when Imperial Legislatve Council under the Governor General had passed this act to legalize Anand Marriage ceremony among the Sikhs. In year 2012 Parliament had amended the act it was named Anand Marriage (amendment) act, 2012 in which many changes were brought in it including naming the marriage from Anand Marriage to ‘Anand Karaj’ which is traditional name in the Sikhs.
Sirsa also told him that Chhattisgarh has become sevent state of country to implement the act. He said that it was wish of the Shiromani Akali Dal President S. Sukhbir Singh Badal to get the act implemented throughout the country and he was taking up the matter with different state governments where it was still to be implemented.
Sirsa thanked Raman Singh for implementing the act and told him that with its implementation Sikhs residing in his state would be able to get their marriages registered under the said act and it will help mitigate their problems in this regard.
On the occasion, Sirsa honoured the Chief Minister with a robe of honour and Kirpan.