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Punjab’s very own Gatka wows Chinese soldiers

Chengdu, China: The martial drill by Indian soldiers lasted for about 20 minutes but it was enough to leave the personnel of the 1st Battalion Infantry Division of 13 Group of the PLA in shock and awe. On the last day of the Handin-Hand joint training exercise, some Chinese soldiers were still shaking their heads about the “Gatka” (martial art ...

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Foundation day celebrated

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab:  On the occasion of the 409th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib, Shri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, celebrated its foundation day with fervour. Giani Mal Singh, jathedar, Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, presided over the function. Avtar Singh Makkar, president of the SGPC and and chancellor of the university, was the chief guest ...

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Tarn Taran’s ‘gatka’ Sikh brothers set Guinness record

Tarn Taran, Punjab: Two brothers from the border town of Tarn Taran have set a Guinness World Record for breaking the maximum number of coconuts placed on the forehead with a baseball bat in one minute. Kawaljit Singh and Gurinder Singh, both members of the Bir Khalsa Gatka group, managed to successfully break 65 coconuts placed on the forehead in ...

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Punjabis enthrall international audience with bhangra, gatka

Phagwara, Punjab: Folklore is a universal language and world folk festivals create a platform of international friendship and culture of peace. Punjabis, who had just come back to Punjab, after attending an international folk festival in Tula region of Russia, speak about the rich traditions of Russian folklore and the response of the Russian community towards Punjabi folk dances. Russians ...

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Sikhs and Shastars” seminar in Surrey

Surrey, Vancouver: Guru Nanak Academy in Surrey, BC hosted a seminar called “Sikhs and Shastars”. The seminar, organized by Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji Gatka Akhara (Surrey) and Khalsa Sewa Dal (India), was in commemoration of the Janam Divas of Amar Shaheed Sahibzada Baba Jorawar Singh Ji and in remembrance of Dhan Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji and all ...

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