Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Mark of Excellence at LSE

Last Saturday Daas attended the Mark of Excellence day by the Sikh Research Institute (Texas) held at LSE in London. It was a very nice day out. However, most people including myself arrived late (well - on time according to Panjabi time). Approximately 25 people attended the event.

After introductions, the first lecture was on CLASH OF CLUCTURES, which looked at the historical context and state of society when Guru Nanak Sahib jee was born in 1469. The second lecture was on JOURNEY OF THE SIKH NATION, which looked at how Singhs and Singhnian lived the Khalsa revolution in the 18th century. This was very insightful. The Khalsa faced most gruesome and barbaric tortures and conditions in this time period, however their Sikhi spirit was the strongest.

Lunch was Guru-Ka-Langar. Very tasty. Unfortunately some how I got a Daal stain on my Kurta (don't know how!) but o well. Thank God I was wearing a blue Kurta! After lunch, there was a lecture on THE IDEAL PERSON. It looked at understanding the Gurmukh and the Khalsa. It was interesting to hear the different viewpoints.

The event ended with a Q&A session. It was good opportunity to ask questions relating to the talks and discussions as well as other questions relating to Sikhi.

Below are some more photos from the Mark of Excellence event at LSE:

Slightly blurry photo (not taken by me).

O dear! After eating Langar, Bhenji Kamaldeep Kaur decides to take a quick nap.


rsingh said...

Yep unlike some I was early :)

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

Makes a pleasant change :)

singh said...

That's cool :)

Bhai Harinder Singh ji is coming to BC to do a Mark of Excellence workshop during the 100th Anniversary Celebrations of the Khalsa Diwan Society ... looking forward to it..

Anonymous said...

I was late because of y'all!!!!

Kamaldeep Kaur said...

i wasnt sleeeeping!! hawwww thats such a bad picture!!!

Ravjeet Singh should NOT be allowed to take photos lol

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

Anonymous jee - With Guru's Kirpaa I was ACTUALLY on TIME, however I was made late by some people (**cough cough** Southall people) lol. joking. the start time was okay as 10. 8.30am was a bit to early to expect students and apne people.

Kamaldeep Kaur bhenji - You sound like that someone has done a character assasination. lol. i am sure you were wide awake and were merely resting your eyes :)

Anonymous said...

Hey...I AM the Southall people....