Sunday, June 26, 2011

SGPC President in New Zealand

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC ) President Avtar Singh Makkar (along with a high level delegation of educationists ) is in New Zealand these days .

They will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand for pursuing courses in Engineering and Business and will also seek assistance from Massey University, New Zealand for framing Interantional standard courses of Guru Granth Sahib University.

Dr.Gurdeep Kaur
Associate Professor
SGND Khalsa College
University of Delhi

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Unique exhibition on faith in Taxis : Adelaide (Australia ) Sikh Community by Daniel Connell

Made by Australia Network Television for ART SHOW a short piece describing the art project called Faith created by Daniel Connell and the Adelaide Sikh Community

A celebrated Australian Visual artist captures the essence of a Sabat-Soorat Sikh and describes it in his unique way.

Now it is up to us that we do not choose roles in media where Sikhs are being shown in poor light,or shown as a source of entertainment for others in Hindi movies as shabbily actors dressed as Sikhs and doing all funny things.

All we need is to believe in ourselves !!

Dr.Gurdeep Kaur
Associate Professor
SGND Khalsa College
University of Delhi
Dev Nagar
New Delhi-110005

With thanks :Young Sikh Leaders

Monday, June 20, 2011

Gatka camp by Jathedar Gurcharan Singh ji Gatka master

Some of the Comments on the beautification of GRGS project

har sikh chaunda hai gurudara sahib hor sona banaya jaye per jo lagat aani hai shi aani hai per uss lagat vicho pata nhi kina ku paisa taan commettie te kayi bande hi apni property te bank balance layi use kange, sirf aaj di mojuda party ch hi nhi sariya sikh parties ch h koi na koi hai jo sangat da paisa apne layi use krda hai . aaj assi ehna paisa gurudware layi la rhe haan jo ki achi gal hai je ehi leader es lagat da daswant sirf skul colleges nd hospitals ch lavan te pata nhi kiniya da bhala hove.per nhi uhte lavange te apna kitho jodange,,, assi es rakab ganj sahib ik pavitar esthaan da neeh pathar most corrupted lady shiela dixit toh krvaya ki gal sade panth ch jathedara di kami hai mahanpursha di kami hai .. 5 takht de jathedar saab v te neeeh pather kr skde sun per nhi its all politic..atleast guru de ghar te guru di virasat nu poliics layi istmaal na na kita jaye te gud hai..baki jinna ne apne bank te jeba bharniya ne uhna nu guru saab budhi bakhan te nadan smjh ke baksh lain..

Sikhs India Thanks for saying, " har sikh chaunda hai gurudara sahib hor sona banaya jaye,". Its true SOME leaders swap the sangat money into their personal accounts but we cant criticise or name all the leaders, in the absence of any evidence. We require a proper system to check the funds received n spent so that none can dare to swap the sangat money into personal coffers.

dear frnd who so ever is comparing gurudwara wd da temples is i think not aware of da panth etics da beauty which v r seeing in dese temples is merely da idol wrship where as a persn cming 2 guru ke dwar is enlitend wd hyms gurbani n shabad kirtan BEAUTIFICATION is required not in materialistic terms but rather in da spread of awreness of our principles n da dharam prachar of da gurus a persn cuming 2 our holy place is nt 2 b impressed by da marbles but by da sanctity of da 3 golden rules of our sikhism 4 vich sarnas shud cum 4rward by utilising da sangats money in promoting da sikh literature n opening educational institutions

Sikhs India We r talking about the places of worship n not the ways of worship. So plz dont be confused as we r not comparing Gurudwaras with Temples. If we can beautify our own house which is given by our Guru, than why cant we beautify the house of our GURU. Ofcourse opening of educational institutions, hospitals & similar institutions is a MUST.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Have you seen Akshardham Temple, Birla Mandir, Lotus Temple ?

Have you seen Akshardham Temple, Birla Mandir, Lotus Temple & other similar beautiful shrines ? 

Don't you wanna see the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib complex too, as beautiful ? 

No Political views please. Just simple, neat & clean answers. 

Thanks & Regards

B S Vohra

Thursday, June 16, 2011

June 16th – The Day of Guru Arjan Dev Martyrdom

June 16th of every year since 1606 has been very special for Sikhs  worlwide since they have commemorated the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, the 5th Guru and the 1st Sikh Martyr. Before the arrest, torture and Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, the Sikhs had nothing to do with weapons or violence, as all the Sikh Gurus had taught the message of compassion, love, dedication, hard work, worship of one God and the commitment to peace and harmony for all the peoples of the world.

During the Guruship of Guru Arjan thousands of the native people had began to follow the teachings of Sikhism.
The Islamic Mughal clergy, who had long chaffed at the tolerance of Akbar, grew ever more angry of the popularity and the growing following of the Sikh Gurus, but after the death of Akbar in 1605, in his son Jahangir they saw their best chance to destroy the Sikh institution. Jahangir, unlike his father was a Muslim funamentalist who soon was influenced with the idea of turning the whole of India into an Islamic State. Over time Jahangir become determined in arresting Guru Arjan, hoping to demoralize the Sikh population.
Many baseless allegations were soon levelled against Guru Arjan and Sikh community and is claimed that the rebellious Khusrau, Jahangir’s son who Akbar and many nobles of his Darbar (court) saw as a more fitting Emperor, worthy of ruling India, had been aided by Guru Arjan. But in the war of succession Jahangir had won and Khusrau had managed to hold onto Punjab alone.

with thanks : Chakranews : link above for details.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Gurupurab Celebrated : Sri Guru Nanak Sewak Jatha : Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Jheel

Blood Donation camp organised by Sri Guru Nanak Sewak Jatha

A Blood Donation camp was organised by Sri Guru Nanak Sewak Jatha on 5th June, 2011 on the occassion of Shahidi Diwas of Guru Arjun Dev ji. "It was a very well organised camp & over 70 persons donated the blood," said Atinder pal singh.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Foundation ceremony : Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib beautification : SikhsIndia


The Foundation Stone Ceremony : The beautification plan of Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee under the dynamic leadership of President S. Paramjeet Singh Sarna, laid foundation Stone, today Morning ( 12th June ) at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib under its beautification plan.Several prominent dignitaries and thousand of devotees were present to grace the occasion.

Today's ceremony will be remembered as an extremely important event in Sikh history.It has a very special meaning because it marks much more than the beautification of a Gurdwara Complex.It also signifies the dedication to the preservation of spiritual values in the memory of Shield of Nation ( Protector of Hindus :HIND KI CHADAR); ninth Sikh Guru: Guru Tegh Bahadur who sacrificed his life for protecting the sacred thread of the Hindus ,for freedom of conscience and worship, and for the sake of dharma and righteousness.

"Give up your head,but forsake not those whom you have undertaken to protect,says Tegh Bahadur,sacrifice your life,but relinquish not your faith."

Dr.Gurdeep Kaur
Associate Professor
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
University of Delhi
Dev Nagar
New Delhi-110005

DSGMC : Press Release

Foundation ceremony : Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib beautification.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

B S Vohra :

With Thanks : Delhi Aaj Tak & YouTube.
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