Thursday, November 15, 2007

Photos from the Leamington Gurmat Camp

I've been emailed photos from the Gurmat Camp that took place at Leamington & Warwick Gurdwara Sahib from 26th to 28th October 2007. It was Leamington's first ever weekend camp, which went very well with Waheguru's Kirpaa. All the sevadaars and local Sangat worked hard organising and running the camp, in particular Bhaajee Jaspal Singh, Bhaajee Bal Singh and Bhai Pardip Singh (Dhadi). May Waheguru keep them in Chardikalaa and bless them with more seva.

Here's some of the photos:

Bhaajee Vijay Singh talking about the different functions and important things that happen within a Gurdwara with the younger group of children.

Under 10s talking about Mool Mantar and Simran.


Campers doing Keertan.

Dr. Gurnam Singh jee with elder children's group.

Giani Harbans Singh jee doing Vichaar with

Under 10s learning exercises for good posture.

Bhai Harjinder Singh Lallie doing Keertan.

On Sunday, the girls and boys were offered an opportunity of having Keskis (small turbans) and Dastaars (turbans):

Group photo from Friday.


Keertan Darbaar
Friday 23rd November 2007
7pm till late (Hall no. 2), Gurdwara Leamington & Warwick
Tachbrook Park Drive,
Leamington Spa,
CV31 3LZ

For Parkaash of Guru Nanak Sahib jee
and foundation laying of the new Gurdwara.


b said...

How do these kids cope with the whole turban-ban-school situation? Did they talk about it?

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

The children did talk about their problems at school and college.

Many of them said that society does not understand them and nor are they interested in knowing about other faiths or ethnic groups. The girls in France said they plan to tie dastaars and take Amrit after completing their studies to avoid problems with the dastaar. The turban ban applies to public schools. Those who go to private school and pay for their studies are able to get around the ban. However, one Amritdhari youth said that he has take a one hour bus journey just to go to a private school where he can wear a dastaar.

The children have great spirit, conviction and determination. An inspiration for all of us.