Tag Archives: tradition

Sikhs denied exemption from Ontario’s motorcycle helmet law.

Ontario, Canada: Motorcycle-riding Sikhs in Ontario will not be exempted from the province’s helmet law, Premier Kathleen Wynne has decided. The Canadian Sikh Association says it received a letter last week from Wynne stating the Liberal government, for safety reasons, will not allow Sikh motorcycle riders to wear only turbans as British Columbia and Manitoba currently allow. “After careful deliberation, ...

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Bid to stop visiting team draws flak

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC has drawn flak from various quarters over the tight security arrangements it had made to stop HSGMC president Jagdish Singh Jhinda from entering Akal Takht even as the latter himself opted to stay out. Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said, “It is a very old tradition. An individual excommunicated from the panth cannot enter Akal Takht.” ...

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Akal Takht in no mood to repeal edict

Amritsar, Punjab: The Akal Takht is in no mood to reconsider its ‘hukamnama’ (edict) of July 16 in the wake of an appeal by the Sikh ‘sangat’ of Haryana to revoke excommunication of state finance minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha and Sikh leaders Jagdish Singh Jhinda and Didar Singh Nalwi. “The ‘hukamnama’ stands as it is and there is no move to ...

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16 March 2014 – Gurdwara Amrit Parchar Dharmik Diwan, Oldbury, West Midlands

UK: Lions MMA are proud to announce their second annual Muay Thai interclub, inspired and based on the Holla Mohalla tradition. After last years success the kids from seven nationwide clubs will be coming together to demonstrate their skills and compete amongst their fellow brother and sisters in a friendly environment. The interclub will feature junior competitors from our Lions ...

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Sikh volunteers offer helping hand, build govt school in Punjab

Chandigarh, Punjab: An upcoming government senior secondary school in Punjab’s Amritsar district has become a mark of perseverance and voluntary workmanship rendered by members of the Sikh community who are sweating out each day to construct the school building all by themselves. The school premises is being built without any labour cost since hundreds of kar sevaks – Sikh volunteers who ...

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