Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
New Delhi, Jan 28 (PTI) Army's Sikh Light Infantry has been awarded the best marching contingent among the three Services at the Republic Day parade this year while the CRPF contingent bagged the honours in the paramilitary and auxiliary forces category.
"In the Services category, Territorial Army (Sikh LI) has been adjudged the best marching contingent in the Republic Day Parade 2014.
With thanks : PTI News : LINK
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
London, Jan 27: Worshippers at a Sikh temple in the British city of Leicester had a lucky escape when its roof collapsed after being struck by lightning.
CCTV footage showed a group of elderly women were singing hymns at the Ramgarhia Sikh Temple in Leicester on Jan 25 afternoon when a bolt of lightning struck, blowing a hole in the roof and sending worshippers fleeing in panic.
The rear wall and roof of the temple collapsed, media reported.
One person who suffered minor injuries was discharged after treatment at a hospital.
Temple president Indy Panesar told Leicester Mercury that it could have been a lot worse as there were 250 people in the prayer room about half an hour before the strike.
"There were about 20 people in the main prayer hall, with some of them being the old women singing,” Leicester Mercury quoted Panesar as saying.
"It is a miracle no one was seriously hurt or killed," Panesar said. He said the temple's holy scriptures were not damaged in the roof fall.
"The scriptures were in the main prayer hall and could have taken a direct hit but did not,” he said.
"One of the women respectfully collected them and we put them in a safe place. That was another amazing piece of good fortune."
with thanks : IANS : LINK
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas has once again landed in trouble, this time for allegedly insulting the Sikh community.
Sikh businessman Manjit Singh Abrol, 56, has filed the case against Vishwas at the Chembur police station after watching a video that showed Vishwas allegedly making fun of the community during a show some years ago.
"The video is clearly derogatory and has hurt the sentiments of our community," said Abrol.
AAP leaders said complaints against Vishwas are completely "motivated" to prevent him from fighting the elections against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.
with thanks : Dailymail : LINK
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Delegation from Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Religion & Worldview, K.U.Leuven, Belgium, at Golden Temple, Amritsar
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Delegation from Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Religion & Worldview, K.U.Leuven, Belgium ( 2014)
KU Leuven India Study Group 2014
From January 17th to February 16, 2014, a group of 20 European students ( Masters and Bachelors) along with Prof.dr.Bert Broeckaert from Faculty of Theology and Religiou Studies ( KU Leuven,Belgium) is to visit India for a India Study Course on Indian Religions.
During their one month stay in India they will study religious richness and cultural Diversity of fascinating sub-continent.They will visit religious & historical places in Delhi,Amritsar,Varanasi,Bodh Gaya,Sikkim/ participate in a wide variety of rituals/attend lectures deliver by local professors and specialists/ join-in discussions with representatives of various traditions to immerse in the world of Sikhism,Hinduism,Buddhism, Jainism,Christianity,Islam,
This study visit is an overall efforts of Prof. dr.Bert Broeckaert who (since 2002) has been organizing courses on Indian religions for students of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies,KU Leuven to build insights of number of world religions amongst Europeans to deal with religious and cultural diversity.
Delegation will stay in Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib,New Delhi and in Goden Temple,Amritsar from 18th January till 22nd January 2014.
DSGMC President Mr. Manjit Singh G.K. will felicitate the group and Mr. Kulmohan Singh,Chief Advisor and PR of DSGMC will give them a lecture on "Sikh Prayers" in the Conference Room of Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib on 20th January 2014
Photos : courtesy of Prof. Bert Broeckaert.
Dr. Gurdeep kaur
SGND Khalsa College
University of Delhi
Sunday, January 12, 2014
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Part of a former mental health hospital has been chosen as the site of the first Sikh free school in Leicester.
Falcons Primary School is expected to open in September 2014, taking children from all faiths.
The school aims to supply the demand for a Sikh education in Leicester, which it says is not currently met by the city's existing schools.
Planning applications have been submitted to use part of the Towers Hospital site in Gipsy Lane.
A school spokesperson said the Sikh faith was not represented "in the Leicester family of schools" which parents who wished their children to have an education "in a faith environment are at a disadvantage".
Towers Hospital, an institution for people with mental illness, closed its beds in 2000 and saw its last outpatients in 2013.
George Hine House, a Grade II listed building on the site, was later used as the headquarters of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.
Architects propose converting George Hine House into the schoolbut the outside of the building would mainly remain the same.
Ward blocks behind the George Hine Building would be demolished.
Some parts of the site have already been developed into apartments.
with thanks : BBC News : LINK
A 45-year-old Sikh truck driver was shot dead by police in the city of Bakersfield in southern California on Sunday morning. According to reports in the local media, the victim has been identified as Jaspal Singh. The police reportedly responded to a call about domestic disturbance from a home near Oswell Street on San Mateo Drive in Bakersfield.
When cops reached the spot, Singh reportedly had his gun pointed at them. He was fired at five times.
Detective Todd Farnsworth was quoted as saying by local news networks, “Upon arriving on scene, officers were encountered with a male subject with a gun. The subject pointed the gun at officers.”
He said Singh was hit by five shots fired by one of the two officers. He was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Singh, who came to California from Bharo Majra village near Phagwara in Punjab about a decade ago, was reportedly suffering from depression. No details about his family were known.
The officer who shot at Singh has been sent on leave as police continue their investigations.
Bakersfield is home to some very successful Sikhs in southern California, including Mehnga Singh Sangera who was the first Indian to own car dealerships (Mercedes, Volvo and Subaru) since the 1950s.
with thanks : Hindustan Times : LINK