Introduction of Miri Piri Institute with Short History
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar decided to set up a Medical College at Shahabad Markanda, District Kurukshetra, Haryana in an area of 25 Acres of land in the year-2002 to serve the patients of Shahabad (M.) & adjoining districts i.e. Kaithal, Ambala, Yamuna Nagar and Kurukshetra etc.
A Charitable Trust named Miri Piri Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (Charitable Trust), Shahabad Markanda, District Kurukshetra, Haryana was formed and got registered with the Registrar of Co-operative society, Government of Punjab at Amritsar. Trust is also registered with Income Tax Department under section 12 of Income Tax Act 1961 and is eligible for IT exemption under 89 G.
From 1st July, 2005, the Institute started functioning with all modern infrastructure and facilities. The experienced & qualified doctors are employed who are very dedicated to the profession.
S.G.P.C. the abbrevation for the SHIROMANI GURDWARA PARBANDHAK COMMITTEE. It is directly elected by an electorate of the Sikh Nation, male and female above 18 years of age who are registered as voters under the provision of Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925. This act enables SGPC to control all the Historical Gurdwaras as well as Gurdwaras under Section 87 of this act. The elections to SGPC are held after every five years. SGPC is also called Parliament of the Sikh Nation. Now apart from the management of Gurdwaras, it runs many prestigious educational institutions including Medical Colleges, Hospitals and many Charitable Trusts..
Meaning of Miri Piri and its Background
The word "Miri & Piri" is derived from the Sikh religious traditions reference to the temporal & spiritual components of life. The origin of Miri Piri concept came into existence with the principle that influenced the then political compulsions by Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib ji (1595-1644) who, adopted the princely style right from the time of his carbonation on gadhi in the year 1606. At the time of his investiture, he wore two swords on his person, one representing 'Miri' (Political command) of the community and second 'Piri' showing the spiritual leadership to imbibe spiritual way of life amongst the Sikhs.
The term "Miri Piri da Malik" was conferred on the sixth Guru because of his wisdom having mastery on worldly/political matters as well as spiritual matters. This correlation between the mundane and spiritualism has in fact been conceptualized from the teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539) who was the founder of Sikh faith. Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji had been a staunch believer that faith in God is a Ultimate Reality of life and Sikhs should follow this concept with true spirit. A true Sikh should serve the humanity be staying in the society, by leading a life of Gristh but not by renunciation. As per Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the man who carry a small spark of the ultimate soul, a little photon of his own light. To prove his claim, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji has expressed in a hymn "Ramkali" by battling in the open field with one's mind perfectly in control & with heart poised in love all the time" (GG,931).