Monday, January 03, 2011

Holland Family Sikhi Camp 2010...

From 27th to 30th December 2010 the first Sikh Family Camp was held at Guru Nanak Sahib Gurdwara in Amsterdam, Holland. In the past great Gurmukhs like the late Bhai Sahib Rajinder Singh jee (Dudley, UK) and the late Bhai Sahib Rama Singh jee (UK) visited Holland and inspired countless people in following the Guru's Path. With the blessings of Guru Sahib and the Saadh Sangat the camp was really successful.

About 80 local children and 40 adults attended the week long camp. The camp included classes for parents/adults, Gatka, keertan, discussions, questions and answers, and history. Local sevadaars contributed with the classes. The camp started 10am with Simran, Ardaas, Hukamnama and Gurbani vichaar. The daily programme was two classes, physical activities, question and answer session, and ending with keertan and Rehraas Sahib. The hunger and thirst for Sikhi shown by all the Sangat was inspirational.

Some photos from the camp:

Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee.

Simran in the morning.

The young children loved doing keertan and doing Simran. Even when the Raagis were doing keertan, the children rush to the front to sit near them and to sing along aloud.

Elder class doing activities based on Shaheedi of the Chhote Sahibzaadey.

Elder class doing activities based on Shaheedi of the Chhote Sahibzaadey.

Bhenji Harsimrat Kaur (UK) teaching keertan.

Bhenji Daljeet Kaur (UK) teaching keertan.

Bhai Jaspal Singh (UK) teaching keertan.

Local Raagi Jatha Singh teaching Tablaa to the youngsters.

Young children playing Sikhi version of Duck and Goose game.

Elder girls discussion class.

Elder boys discussion group.

Dastaar tying.

Langar break.

Younger group's discussion class.

Veer Kulvinder Singh (Holland) playing "Sleeping and sitting" game.

Children watching a Sikhi film.

Bhai Karam Singh (Holland) teaching Gatka.

Youth learning Gatka during the activities.

Evening Diwaan.

Keertan in evening.

Sangat and local Raagi Jatha doing seva in the Guru Ghar kitchen.

Photo with local Guru Ghar Raagi jatha. The jatha had a lot of pyaar and humility and made an effort to help out in the camp. It was inspiring to hear that the Raagis do Seva of washing dishes because they said their Keertan and Paatth they do will not be accepted in Akaal Purakhs Dargaah (Court) because they are paid to do it, so they do voluntary seva of cleaning and washing for Guru jee.

Photo with Bhaji Jaswinder Singh, main camp organiser, and Veer Rajpal Singh.

Charanjeet Bhaji, a Hindu Panjabi who stopped cutting his hair during the camp and now wishes to take Amrit. Bhaji has become Nitnemi and does regular Paatth and sevaa at the Guru Ghar.

Bhai Sahib and his wife wish to take Amrit. With Guru jee's kirpaa Bhai Sahib stopped colouring his beard and his wife took the step to try wearing a Keski during the camp. Vaheguru.

Group photo of the elder girls and ladies group.

Bhai Sucha Singh jee and Mata jee. Very Chardi Kalaa local Gurmukhs. Mata jee was very inspiring. She did Langar seva throughout the camp. Vaheguru.

Group photo with Guru Ghar Sevadaars.

More photos of camp on Bhenji Harsimrat Kaur Flickr.

For more information on other camps in UK and Europe, check Share Sikhi facebook.

Dhan Hai Guru! Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!


Gurmat Gian Group said...

May Waheguru Bless All of you.

Anonymous said...


Veer Jee I wish you had told me about this camp, I have relatives in Amsterdam that could have come.

Challo, maybe next time then.