A Day to be compassionate – the Gurgaddi Diwas of Guru Har Rai Ji

During the week of March 14th, Sikhs across the world will gather to commemorate the Gurgaddi Diwas of Sri Guru Har Rai Ji as the 3rd Annual Sikh Environment Day. Last year more than 1050 Sikh institutions, including Gurdwaras, schools, businesses across the six continents celebrated the day by holding divaans and events that bring us back to our connection with nature. This year it is estimated that more than 1500 institutions will join.

We kindly invite your Gurdwara or school to celebrate the Gurpurab of Guru Har Rai Ji by focusing kirtan and katha on the environment. Your Gurdwara is also welcome to plant a tree, hold children’s speeches and art displays, or make its own firm commitment to protecting natural resources and reducing waste. A toolkit of great ideas is available from the EcoSikh website.

Sikh businesses and organizations are also invited to participate by making a commitment through action to reducing their impact on the environment and passing on the message to other organizations and communities.

The seventh Nanak showed us the way to have sensitivity to all living beings and honoring the Divine in all Creation. Sikh Environment Day has been supported by the Akal Takht and Sikh institutions across Punjab and the world. With your participation, we can make the day a truly historic event, again in 2013


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