On the weekend I went to France. Whenever I am invited to Paris, I usually stay with the same Gursikh family. The family have a three year old grandson named Tejvir Singh. The child is very Chardi Kalaa. Whenever you meet him, he is never shy to say Guru's Fateh. It is as if an old Gursikh is in a child's body. His parents are not Amritdhari, but his grandparents are.
The child loves wearing a Dumallaa. When he is not wearing anything on his head, he will make sure he covers his head with a Keski (chhotti dastaar) before eating or listening to keertan or paath. He is always playing with toy swords and jumping around pretending to fight Mughal soldiers. He loves talking about and mentioning Baba Banda Singh Ji Bahadur and Baba Deep Singh Ji etc. Every day without fail he will watch the Vismaad animation movies (Bhai Taru Singh Ji, Sahibzaade etc). I think he probably know the dialogue off by heart!
Tejvir Singh loves to hear Keertan. He will say "Singh Ji, Keertan Sunaao Ji" (Dear Singh, please do Keertan). Every morning he listens to Dukhbhanjani Sahib da Paatth recording from Sangat TV and doesn't like anyone disturbing him. When I was upstairs doing Keertan by myself, he came running up, tied a Keski, wore a Hazooria and started playing Tablaa. Vaheguru!
His grandmother told me that when he went to India last month, he didn't go near his relatives who had cut hair. He said that he only wants to play and talk to Singhs. One relative said, "Play with me, I will keep my Kesh." He replied, "Keep your Kesh first and then come to me. Then I will play with you." Waheguru. He loved visiting all the puraatan (old) Gurdwara Sahibs. When I asked him, he loved talking about visting the different Gurdwara Sahibs.
On Bandi Chhor Divas, he heard of the Saakhi of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. He dressed himself up and sat patiently in his room by himself. When his mother asked what he is doing, he replied, "I am waiting for Guru Hargobind Ji to come and visit me. Mum, I keep praying that Guru Ji visits me tonight and I can see him. Don't you also want to see him?" All night he stayed up calling out for Guru Ji. (I hope that Guru Ji blessed him with his wish. Waheguru).
Dhan Hai Guru, Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!