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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 ...

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My Teacher’s Teacher, Bhajan Lal

India:  Bhajan Lal, my tabla teacher, was born in Lahore in 1935. One of three brothers, his father passed away before he completed the sixth grade, the grade in which he would end his formal education. He was twelve years old. Something else happened in his twelfth year: Indian independence, the formation of the Pakistani State, and thus partition, which ...

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Sikhs Today ~ a new book by IJ Singh

Reviewed by: Ravinder Singh (Sikh Research Institute) Sikhs Today: Ideas and Opinions is Dr. I.J. Singh’s fifth collection of essays, marking another milestone in Dr Singh’s personal quest into the “mystery and reality of Sikhism.” Although a Sikh by default – that is, a Sikh by birth – Dr. Singh discovered the “possessive power” and “alluring beauty” of Sikhi late in ...

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‘Playing with fire’: Badal slams Congress for Sikh Act amendment

Amrtisar,Punjab: chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday warned that the move to amend the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Act, 1971, could disturb the ‘hard-earned peace’ of the state, and said the Congress leadership should refrain from ‘playing with fire’. ‘The proposed move to amend the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971 by the Congress government in Delhi stands testimony to the ...

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Boy shot at Sikh temple in west Hull

Police in Hull are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was accused of firing an air pistol at a Sikh temple. The windows of the temple in Parkfield Drive, west Hull, were shattered when the pistol was fired at around 6pm on Saturday, October 13. Two youths were reported to have been outside the temple at the time and ...

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