14 years ago an article in a UK newspaper on the pitiful condition of Sikligar, Vanjara and Satnami Sikhs in India spurred Kulwant Singh Dhesi and Tarsem Singh Deol into action. A genetic imprint in the Sikhs urges them to take up cudgels for the underprivileged and oppressed.
On Sunday, members of the Sikh Gurdwara of North Carolina, a temple off North Roxboro Road in Durham, marked the anniversary with a “day of seva,” or selfless community service, the first of what will likely become an annual tradition.
“A few months ago, I founded Guru Amar Das Centre for Destitute and Disabled in the city for which I am working as a full-time volunteer. It is a charitable organisation with the main objective of extending help to the poor section,” he said. Seeking support from like-minded people and philanthropists, Dr Mangat said...
This was the first blood donation drive held at this Gurdwara, held in commemoration of the martyrdom day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev ji. The Sadh Sangat responded well in memory of Sri Guru Arjun Dev ji who highlighted the spirit.
The civilized person is judged by how well he responds to the needs of the less fortunate. "I consider the founders (Dr. N. S. Sodhi and Mrs. Shaminder Kaur Grewal) as modern day messiahs bringing sensitization to a society steeped in materialism."
A US-based Sikh body (Sikh Human Development Foundation) has raised $3,30,000 to fund scholarships for bright but poor Punjabi students. "This is the largest donation ever received by the diaspora community for higher education for students in Punjab. In Indian rupees, this is a little over 2 crores."
Finally construction work started on the site of the new Sikh Temple in Voorbaai on 2nd May 2014. It took five years to obtain re-zoning permission and to get the building plans approved for the construction. The Temple will have a major influence in attracting more Indian tourists into Mossel Bay
[VIDEO] The Justness is a wonderful video with a wonderful message. Bhogi and Jogi, the Lord is both a solitarian as well as royalty. Great is the Guru and great are the Sikhs of the Guru. Bless us to walk a path like this!
As per our chronicles companion of Guru Nanak Mardana felt hungry. He requested the Guru for some food. Guru Nanak asked him to climb the tree and eat its fruit. Mardana never questioned Guru's instructions...
When I was recently asked to give a presentation at the University of Toronto on Sikh women, I instantly knew I should return that honour by presenting on the realities and challenges of the great Sikh women of our past, present and future.
“We continue to shed tears across the country in the wake of this violence and we pray for the victims, their families and those impacted by this tragedy,” said the Sikh Coalition’s Executive Director, Sapreet Kaur.