Monday, July 21, 2014

Saabat Soorat Dastaar Siraa..

Below is a video of Bhai Harpreet Singh from Melbourne, Australia. I met Bhai Sahib in April 2014 during the Melbourne Vaisakhi Smaagam. Bhai Sahib jee is renowned for tying very neat and beautiful Dumalaa. Please watch the video and the spirit and love of Bhai Sahib to tie a Dastaar despite only having one hand. 


Dhan Hai Guru, Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!

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.