Chandigarh, 18 October : S. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, will be releasing tomorrow on 20 October 2008 "So Said Guru Arjan Dev", a prestigious publication of Information & Public Relations Department Punjab
, at a large and historic congregation being held at Damdama Sahib, Sabo Ki Tawandi (Bhatinda) in commemoration of the world-wide celebrations of the 300th year of the finalization there in 1706 by Guru Gobind Singh of Sri Guru Garanth Sahib, compiled earlier by Guru Arjan Dev in 1604 at Amritsar and installed later in 1706 by Guru Gobind Singh as the Living and Eternal Guru for the Sikhs at Nanded (Maharahshtra ).
It is a very valuable and laudable work, first of its kind on the life, work and teaching of the Great Guru in the form of a dictionary of thought, designed so wisely, executed so exquisitely and produced so beautifully by the highly learned scholar and well-known author, Dr. Harnam Singh Shan, Professor Emeritus, Punjab University , Chandigarh. Being mostly an anthology of the Guru’s select sayings gleaned from his sacred writings which cover over one-third of Guru Garanth Sahib, strung together in a rosary of precious gems which glitter as instructive and inspiring in their content, direct and forthright in their approach, moral and catholic in their applicability, touching almost every aspect and activity of human life.
This is a highly admirable effort to disseminate thereby the universal message of love and peace, unity and harmony conveyed in Guru Granth Sahib, the unique and only Interfaith Scripture of mankind.