Sunday, December 11, 2011

East London Sikh Family Camp photos...

On Saturday 3rd December, sevadaars of Mata Sahib Kaur Academy in Ilford, East London, organised its first Sikh Family Camp. The academy holds mini-camps every Saturday, however, this was the first camp which involved sevadaars from outside and was aimed at all age groups.

It was the first time I have ever been to the Academy. I had heard lots of good things about the Academy from others but never had the opportunity to visit. The Academy is not a very big building, however, the amount of good which is coming out is amazing. In such a small building, every inch of the space is used for something productive which helps young children come closer to Guru Jee. There are regular Gurmat classes, Gatka, santhiyaa classes, keertan classes, helping children with homework and lots more. The childrens' work on the walls of the Academy speaks words. You can see the pride that children take in learning about Sikhi. Despite facing severe financial problems, with Guru Jee's blessings the Academy has continued to serve the Sangat and helping to shape the parchaariks of the future. I would urge the Sangat to the support the Academy in any way they can. The Academy website is and to donate money to keep the Academy running please visit here.

Below are photographs from the Sikh Family Camp:

Bhenji Harsimrat Kaur (Bradford) with the younger group.

Bhai Rajdeep Singh (Gillingham) and Bhai Gurpreet Singh (Woolwich) doing a class with the middle group.

Children presenting their group work.

Children presenting their group work.

The elder group. Topic - the existence of God.

Bhai Satnam Singh (Hayes) and other sevadaars helping with Dastaar tying during the Langar break.

Keertan doing the Langar break.

Children playing activities.

A fury friendly guest visited the children.

Q & A session with the elder group.

Bhai Ravjeet Singh (North London) who does seva with SOPW doing a presentation on the plight of Sikh prisoners of conscience and Sikhs illegally detained in prisons.

If anyone would like to organise a Sikh Family camp at their local Gurdwara please contact

Dhan Hai Guru! Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!



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Anonymous said...

Vahiguroo Jee Kaa Khalsa Vaahiguroo Jee Kee Fateh.....veer jee i was at the Camp but missed the part that i had been waiting for the whole time....Q and A session......what did u cover bout the Dastaar ??