On Saturday 21st November with Guru Sahib's kirpaa the local Sangat along with the Sikh Seva group held a one-day Sikhi camp at Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Reading (Berkshire) to mark the Shaheedi purab (martyrdom day) of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib jee. There were workshops on the importance of Seva, the importance and need of Guru Sahib in our lives and a reflection on the Shaheedi of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib jee and Shaheeds of modern history.
Some photos from the day (taken from Sikh Seva Flickr)
Hukamnama for the start of the camp. Read hukamnama here.
Younger children doing colouring activities. I think one of them is a holding a picture that he made of Bhaji Ravjeet Singh :)
Younger children learning Panjabi on a special computer program.
Mool Mantar cakes for lunch (each cake had the English translation for Mool Mantar, for example "No hate", "No fear," "Truth" etc)! Bhenji Navrup Kaur Jee made them. They were very tasty!
Bhaji Gurpreet Singh.
Keertan after lunch.
Group feedback on what they thought about the life and virtues of someone without a Guru and with a Guru.
Bhenji Navrup Kaur jee with the younger class. They went through the Saakhi of Guru Tegh Bahadur jee.
Bhaji Parmvir Singh with the younger children. They produced some brilliant poems on the Shaheedi of Guru Tegh Bahadur jee!
Bhai Sahib Ravjeet Singh with young Munsimar Kaur. She looked so cute with her little Dastaar! Waheguru!
Near the end of the day we had a Q&A session and people shared their experiences. Bhai Dya Singh jee shared his experiences of finding Sikhi with the Sangat. It was very inspiring. (It looks like he is shouting in the photo! I think it's just bad timing for the photo! Satnam Waheguru).
A young Bhenji was chosen to read her inspirational poem about Guru Tegh Bahadur jee to the whole Sangat (I will try and look for it and post on the blog! It was an excellent poem!).
Some of the young children showed so much enthusiasm to learn about Sikhi and had a great knowledge of Gurmat already. Blessed are the parents of those children who are walking on the Path of the Great Guru.
Dhan Hai Guru, Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee.