Tuesday, March 28, 2017



New Delhi, March 27 : The Bhartiya Janta Party candidate from Rajouri Garden Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa has said that the Congress and AAP have already conceded defeat by urging the Election Commission to stop declaration of results of the Bye poll for the Rajouri Garden seat.

He said that this has showed utter nervousness of both the parties who are now running away from the election.

Mr. Sirsa said that it was most unfortunate that Congress had represented the area twice whereas AAP legislator also served the constituency but neither of them bothered to carry on development works in the areas falling in the constituency. He said that the pitiable conditions of roads and basic infrastructure in the constituency is testimony of the failure of both the parties in doing welfare works. He said that whatever little has been done in the area was done during his own short stint as MLA. He said that it was most unfortunate that these parties have always focused on doing politics instead of working for the betterment of the people.


Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa further said that unlike his opponents his sole agenda is of doing public welfare works and carrying on development of the area. He said that The BJP is committed in carrying on with development agenda. He said that it was also high time for the people of the Rajouri Garden to vote for BJP as it is the only party which is in real sense working for the country and its people. Lashing out at AAP he said that like old habits it is still making tall and false promises with the people totally ignoring the legal provisions prevailing in the country and in the national capital.

Meanwhile Mr. Sirsa has further intensified his door to door campaign. He visited Vishnu garden and other areas falling under the constituency where he was warmly received by the people who are eager to vote for the BJP in the present election.

PR : Sirsa Office

Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha gets Sikh Jewel Award

Gurinder Chadha, Viceroy's house
Indian-origin British director Gurinder Chadha has been honoured with the Sikh Jewel Award for 2017 for her immense contribution to British cinema. Chadha, whose films include Bhaji on the Beach, Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice, received the award from UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon at the Vaisakhi Dinner organised by the British Sikh Association at the Lancaster Hotel here Thursday night.
The High Commissioner of India to the UK, Y K Sinha, who was the Guest of Honour, was also present on the dais. Chadha’s latest film, “Viceroy’s House” tells the true story of the final five months of British rule in India and coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.
Receiving the award, Chadha said, “Some people use religion to divide – that is the theme of my film – and also the atrocities inflicted on us.  It is a fair film.”
Jasminder Singh, OBE, Chairman and founder of Edwardian Hotels, Jagjeet Singh Sohal, a writer, broadcaster ad communications consultant, and Khalsa Aid founded in 1999, also received the Sikh Jewel Awards.

with thanks : Indian Express : LINK : for detailed news

‘You don’t belong in this country’: White man yells at Sikh-American woman in NY

Hate crime
A Sikh-American woman was allegedly harassed on a subway train in New York after a white man mistook her for a West Asian and allegedly shouted “you don’t belong in this country” --- the latest in a series of hate crimes against people of South-Asian origin.
Rajpreet Heir was taking the subway train to a friend’s birthday party in Manhattan this month when the white man began shouting at her, according to a report in the New York Times.
Heir recounted the ordeal in a video for a Times section called ‘This Week in Hate’, which highlights hate crimes and harassment around the country since the election of President Donald Trump.
Heir said she was looking at her phone when the white man shouted at her saying, “Do you even know what a Marine looks like? Do you know what they have to see? What they do for this country? Because of people like you.”
with thanks : Hindustan Times : LINK : for detailed news.

DSGMC postpones office-bearers’ elections to March 28


Failing to reach consensus over certain posts, the newly elected Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Friday postponed the elections of its office-bearers to March 28.
Sources said Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who was the general secretary in the previous term, wanted to be re-elected to the second senior-most post of the gurdwara body, but was challenged by three other contenders: Harmeet Singh Kalka, Harmanjit Singh and Amarjeet Singh Pappu.
They staked their claim, taking the plea that the post needs to be filled by a new face. As things got chaotic, Avtar Singh Hit also staked his claim for the post of president.
As the House couldn’t reach a consensus, the elections were postponed, with Manjit Singh GK unanimously elected the pro tem chairman.
with thanks : Hindustan Times : LINK

DSGMC: Bypoll for Delhi’s Sikh-dominated Rajouri Garden seat on April 9

The by election to the Sikh-dominated Rajouri Garden assembly segment in Delhi will take place on April 9. The seat fell vacant after the Aam Aadmi Party’s Jarnail Singh resigned in January 2017 to contest the Punjab assembly elections opposite Shiromani Akali Dal supremo and then chief minister Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi.
The BJP-Akali combine has fielded Manjinder Singh Sirsa in the bypoll. He is also vying for re-election to the post of general secretary of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC). Sirsa was the coalition’s choice from Rajouri Garden in the Delhi elections in December 2013 as well. Elected to the assembly in those polls, he lost the seat in January 2014 elections, despite polling 45,000 votes as compared to 41,000 in the previous elections.
with thanks : Hindustan Times : LINK

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tata Tigor Style back - The New World of Style from Tata Motors

After the great Tata Hexa Experience, we again got an invite from the Tata Motors to try our hands on its new sedan – TIGOR, which is to be launched on 29th March. 

The first look of TIGOR was quite impressive. Though its front and sides looked somewhat similar to TIAGO, its rear side looked much better than all of its competitors in this segment. A beautiful car indeed.

The headlight is a smoked type with a black treatment given to it which makes it more impressive. The side profile of the new sedan is again similar to the Tiago but it looks more beautiful than any other car of this segment. 

The slope on its back makes it a top notch sedan and quite beautiful in looks with LED stop lamps and the LED tail lamps. The petrol version has the 15 inch Alloy wheels while the Diesel version has the 14 inch alloy wheels.

Interiors again are very impressive. It has the Automatic climate control system. The infotainment system has been designed by Harman, with a five inch touch screen, eight speakers, and with the best of the sound quality in this segment. 

The steering wheel is quite sporty and adjustable, and has the telephony as well the audio controls on it. Seating system of the TIGOR also looked quite comfortable.

It has a boot space of 419 litres. Multi bar links make it easier to remove and keep the baggage while traveling. It has the 1.2 litre Revotron petrol engines with 84 bhp and the 1.05 litre Revotorq Diesel engine with 69 BHP.

We had to start from the Aerocity in Delhi, towards the Heritage Transport museum in Sohna & back but via NH 8, while returning. We were offered both the petrol as well as the Diesel versions. 

Kartik from Chennai was with me and he opted the Petrol version. The journey started and we passed from all kinds of roads that included busy ones, hilly as well the rural. The sedan performed perfectly and Kartik looked quite happy on driving it for the one side journey while I was busy in clicking the pics & videos.

While coming back I was in the driving seat and the beautiful machine that I had was a Diesel version. It was my first feel of TIGOR on the driving seat and truly it was quite impressive. The sedan was quite smooth in driving and truly very comfortable. 

Please view the technical details of TIGOR with beautiful pics, courtesy Tata Motors, in the video being embedded below. Bookings are now open and you can make your booking with any of the Tata Tigor dealers.

Pics courtesy - Tata Motors


Newdelhi, March 26 : The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) started celebration of Delhi Fateh Diwas at Red Fort here last evening with as huge gathering of people from all walks of life participated in the event. Programme begin with recitation of Gurbani Kirtan by Gurbani Virsa Sambhal Istri Satsang Sabha was followed by path of Rehras Sahib and later different Jathas performed kirtan and path.
          Occasion was graced by Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh ji besides other saints and high priests  and Manjit Singh GK President and other  office bearers of DSGMC.
          This is 234th anniversary celebration to commemorate the  victory of the sikh forces led by  Sikh marshals Baba Baghel Singh, Jathedar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (fourth head Budha Dal), Jathedar  Jassa Singh Ramgarhia, Jathedar Tara Singh Gheba and Jathedar Mahan Singh Shukarchakia over the Mughal empire.
          Addressing the impressive gathering Mr.Manjinder Singh Sirsa General Secretary of the DSGMC said that this event was laid in the history for over 230 years and was never celebrated anywhere. It was only at the initiative of DSGMC that celebration of the event begin four years ago and now it is being celebrated regularly. Briefing historical facts Mr. Sirsa said that 1947 was not the first battle of Independence for the country, it was in year 1783 when the first battle of independence was fought under the leadership of sikh marshals who uprooted the  Mughal empire. He said that Kesari Flag of Khalsa was hosted for first time on the Red Fort in that year. He also told the people that the takht of the Mughal emperor Aurgnzeb was taken to Sri Harmandir Sahib at Amritsar and Bugga Ramgharia stood as a symbol of victory of sikh forces at Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar.
          Mr. Sirsa further told that these sikh leaders after defeating the Mughals identified the land where Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ninth Guru of Sikhs was martyred and  Gurdwara Sis Ganj and other historical Gurdwara Sahibs were built in Delhi by them. He said that sikh living all over the world will always remember these leaders who did a spectacular job for the community and the country.  
           He said that main motive to organize this mega show is make our youth aware about different phases of evolvement of sikh religion, culture and history. 
  Mr. Sirsa said that this is a proud moment Sikhs settled worldwide as conquering Delhi has a great historical significance and sikh, a newly born religion has great leaders who led from the front to conquer the national capital at a crucial time.

Friday, March 24, 2017



Newdelhi, March 24 :  The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Mangament Committee (DSGMC) will celebrate two day ' Delhi Fateh Diwas' on March 25 and 26, 2017 at  Red fort here to celebrate 234th anniversary of Delhi victory under the leadership of Sikh marshals Baba Baghel Singh, Jathedar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (fourth head Budha Dal), Jathedar  Jassa Singh Ramgarhia, Jathedar Tara Singh Gheba and Jathedar Mahan Singh Shukarchakia during which a number of events will be organized to inspire the new generation and make them aware of the rich sikh traditions, culture and history.
                Disclosing this in a statement released here today, the DSGMC General Secretary and former MLA Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that this is fourth time continuously when the event will be celebrated in a big way. He said that main motive to organize this mega show is make our youth aware about different phases of evolvement of sikh religion, culture and history.  He called upon the parents to bring their children and young ones in large number to the event so that they could take benefit from it and have a first hand information about the sikh way of life.
                Mr. Sirsa disclosed that on day March 25, 2017 event will began at 6 pm in the evening with recitation of Gurbani Kirtan by Gurbani Virsa Sambhal Istri Satsang Sabha, followed by path of Rehras Sahib, then  different Jathas will perform kirtan and path.
                He further disclosed that on the second day a Jarnaili Fateh March will be carried out from Chattha veer pul to Red fort ground which will began around 2 pm in the noon. Same day a historic event will be organized in the evening where Dhadi Jathas will perform, a gatka programme will be organized apart from that former Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University Dr. Jaspal Singh will deliver a lecture besides others speakers.
                Mr. Sirsa said that this is a proud moment Sikhs settled worldwide as conquering Delhi has a great historical significance and sikh, a newly born religion has great leaders who led from the front to conquer the national capital at a crucial time. He appealed to all the people of Delhi particularly the  sikh youth to participate in this event and derive maximum benefit to have knowledge about rich traditions and history of  Sikhs.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Shocking News from Rajouri Garden, Delhi

SHOCKING NEWS from Rajouri Garden, Delhi. Ik sikh bache de kesh katal kar dite gae ne and this has happened in a park, yesterday evening. Members of the DSGMC had reached the spot, FIR lodged and Investigation is undergoing. Unconfirmed reports say that few Nepali drunk guys have done this. Police is doing its job and the culprits are likely to be arrested at the earliest.

More details awaited.