Friday, July 04, 2014

Boiled Alive: Shaheed Bhai Gurdev Singh 'Debu'

Shaheed Bhai Dyala jee

In 1675 Bhai Dyala jee, who was arrested with Guru Teg Bahadar jee and two other Gursikhs, was boiled alive on the orders of Aurangzeb for refusing to leave Sikhi. 312 years later, history repeated. On 3rd July 1987, Bhai Gurdev Singh 'Debu' was boiled alive by Panjab Police for the crime of fighting for the freedom struggle and Sikh cause against state terror and oppression.

Bhai Gurdev Singh 'Debu'

The body of Shaheed Bhai Gurdev Singh after villagers recovered it from the Police

Please watch interview of Bhai Gurdev Singh's sister on the life and shaheedi of Bhai Sahib:

Dhan Hai Guru! Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

First TV commercial in US featuring Sikhs...

I just came across this video today on the Internet of a TV commercial that is being aired in the US...

A message from SALDEF, a Sikh American civil rights and educational organization:
"Starting the week of June 30th and running through July 27, 2014, Comcast will donate one million dollars in airtime on cable channels on Comcast to air a PSA featuring Waris Ahluwalia, a Sikh American actor and designer, recognizing Sikh Americans as a vibrant part of America’s cultural tapestry. Using a SALDEF-created script, the PSA demonstrates through words and images how Sikh Americans’ values are America’s values, including a love of service, family, and community."

This is a great initiative by Sikhs in America. It would be great to see such adverts across the world to help bring Sikhs to the forefront and expose the great contributions Sikhs have and are making to society. Hopefully such videos will dismiss many people's misconceptions of Sikhs and create a greater understanding and appreciation of Sikh identity.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

'Game of Love' - New Sikhi blog...

Message to Sangat:

Sewadaars of Singh Sabha Gurdwara Bradford have set up a new blog to share inspirational articles based on Gurmat with the Sangat.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer Sikh camps for under 16s...

30 June – 6 July 2014
Austria Chalda Vaheer Gurmat Camp (Age: 4  – 18)
Gurdwara Nanaksar Vienna, Wien, Austria 

7 – 20 July 2014
Paris Chalda Vaheer Gurmat Camp (Age: 4  – 18)
Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Lot 1919 No. 85/386, 1618 - Rue De La Ferme, 93000 Bobigny, France
Tel: +33 6 05 92 80 52

19 – 20 July 2014
Sikh Unity Camp (All ages)
9am to 5pm
Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Grant St, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 9HD

19 – 23 July 2014
South Shields Gurmat Camp
(Age: 5+)
Gurdwara Khalsa Mero Roop Hai Khaas, 
West Way, South Shields, NE33 4

21 – 27 July 2014
Sweden Sikh Family Camp
(Age: 5 – Adults)
Gurdwara Sangat Sahib Förening Dymmelkärrsv. 23 14650 Tullinge, Stockholm.
Tel +46 (0) 8-778 14 14 

21 – 27 July 2014
Holland Chalda Vaheer Gurmat Camps
(Age: 4 – 18)
2 day camps in both Amsterdam Gurdwaras and Rotterdam Gurdwara.

27 July 2 August 2014
Shaheed Bhai Amrik Singh Memorial Gurmat Camp
(Age: 8 –15)
Nanaksar Gurdwara, Wellington Street, Pleck, Walsall

4 – 8 August 2014  
Slough Sikh Family Camp (Age: 5+ – Adults)
Khalsa Primary School
Khalsa Primary School, Wexham Road, Slough, SL2 5QR

3 – 8 August 2014  

Sikh Naujawan Academy Gurmat Camp (Age: 5 – 18)
Guru Nanak Gurdwara South Birmingham
629-635 Stratford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 4LS

4 – 8 August 2014
Slough Sikh Family Camp
(Age: 5+ – Adults)
Khalsa Primary School
Khalsa Primary School, Wexham Road, Slough, SL2 5QR

4 – 8 August 2014
Caldmore Walsall Gurmat Camp
(Age: 5 – 18)
Guru Nanak Gurdwara, West Bromwich Street, Walsall, WS1 4DE

10 – 15 August 2014
Sikh Naujawan Academy Gurmat Camp
(Age: 5 – 18)
Guru Har Rai Gurdwara 128 High St, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 6JW

11 – 15 August 2014

Southall Sikhi Camp
(Singh Sabha Southall) (Age: 7 – 15)
£10 fee and induction on 11th August
Khalsa Primary School, Norwood Green Rd, Southall, Middlesex UB2 4LA

11 – 15 August 2014
South London Sikh Youth Gurmat Summer Camp 
(Age: 8 – 21)
Under 12s £15 fee;  Over 12s £20 fee.
Singh Sabha Gurdwara, 1 Calderwood Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6QW

18 – 24 August 2014
Connect 2 Sikhi Camp
(Age: 7 – 16)
East London, venue TBC