On Saturday 31st May, the youngsters from Peterborough organised it's first Sikhi Parchaar event at Singh Sabha Gurdwara Peterborough. After the success of setting up a Parent Focus Group in 2007, the youngsters with the help of a few dedicated local adults formed a Sikh youth group called 'Peterborough Sikh Youth Crew (PSYC)'. The one-day Sikh activity day included ice-breakers, activities, talks, group work and discussions with the help of Sikh Seva sevadaars. Bhaji Bitnam Singh and the all the sevadaars done a fantastic job and with Waheguru's kirpaa may the Gurmat parchaar flourish.
Photos from the day (taken by Ravjeet Singh: www.flickr.com/photos/rskhalsa):
Peterborough Sikh Youth Crew (PSYC) introductions.
Adults workshop on discussing community and youth issues.
Adults group 1.
Adults group 2.
Adults group 3.
Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Bhaji Bitnam Singh jee doing Chaur Sahib seva.
Groups presenting their points about the issues.
The youngsters were divided into groups and given a team work task. The task was that they had to build a Gurdwara using paper and card:
Some of the Gurdwara models.
Children doing Keertan in the afternoon. With Waheguru's kirpaa youngsters requested to do keertan despite time shortage. Great to see such enthusiasm. Bhai Satwinder Singh jee and his wife from Peterborough have done a great seva of teaching children Keertan and inspiring them towards Gurmat.
Elder youngsters and adults combined class.
Group presentations on what makes Sikhi unique and why we are proud to be Sikh:
Talk by Daas on importance of Sikhi and Gurmat.
At the end of the day the PSYC group were given awards on behalf of the Gurdwara Sahib for the effort and commitment. This was followed by the final Ardaas and Hukamnama.
Dhan Hai Guru, Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee