Thursday, October 04, 2007

Duisburg Gurmat Camp, Germany (Part 2)


This was the timetable for the camp which was posted up on the wall in the Langar Hall. It was quite funny that some people mistakenly thought it was a "Jantree" (calendar with Gurpurb and Sangrand dates) and went closer to have a look.

8 to 10 years old class on Mudhlee Vidiyaa (basic knowledge of Gurmat).

Elder group's photo on a trip outside.

Shastars used for Gatka

Bhajee Ranjit Singh jee and Veer Damandeep Singh doing a demonstration.

Amritpal Singh and Lakhpreet Singh doing Gatka.

Bhai Maha Singh jee leading Gatka class.

Bhajee Ranjeet Singh jee taught children about the different Raags and how to find different music to a Shabad within a Raag. There was a lot of terminology and theory! It's always refreshing to see the European children's love for Keertan and learning Gurmat Sangeet.

Gurbaani Santhiyaa class for 11 to 14 years old, led by Bhajee Sukhwinder Singh

Q & A class.

On the last day of the camp there was a dastaar tying competition for all the girls and boys. The girls tied better dastaars than the boys! It was was impressive to see the different styles of Dastaars and the pride taken in tying it.

On Saturday 29th September there was a Rainsbai Keertan in the evening. First there was a Gatka demonstration performed by the campers followed by Rehraas Sahib and then the Rainsbai Keertan. The majority of the Keertan was done by the youngsters. The Keertan was done in Chardi Kalaa and sung beautifully. Also Bhai Jasvir Singh Khalsa (Paris), Bhai Sukhwinder Singh (UK) and others performed Keertan.

Pinky Bhenji doing Keertan.

Bhenji Kiranpreet Kaur & Bhenji Komalpreet Kaur doing Keertan.

Young Bhenji doing Keertan. She is only 6 years old!

The young Bhenji looking in Chardi Kalaa!

Group photo with Bhajee Barinder Singh from Cologne (left) and Bhajee Karamveer Singh from Paris (right)


Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee.

Bhai Jasveer Singh Khalsa (Paris) doign Keertan.


Bhajee Sukhwinder Singh (UK) doing Keertan.

(More photos of the Rainsbai Kirtan on Flickr)

To be continued...


Anonymous said...

Bhai Sahib,
A Khanda on your Dastaar suits you alot. I think you should wear it more often.


Confused Khalsa said...

Amritsar, October 5
In a bizarre incident, agitated activists of the Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee picked up two brothers from the shop of famous publishers Jeewan Singh Chattar Singh and Sons, near Golden Temple, and blackened their faces in full public view. They later dragged them to a room of the Akal Takht secretariat here this evening.