Thursday, February 28, 2013

Holland Sikh Family Camp...

From 20th to 27th February 2013 a Sikh Family Camp was held at Guru Nanak Sahib Gurdwara in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Holland). With the blessings of Guru Sahib and the Saadh Sangat the camp was really successful. About 60 local children and 30 adults attended the week long camp. Bhenji Navrup Kaur from Kaurs Corner and other sevadaars from the UK came along to the camp to do talks and workshops.

The camp started 10am with Simran, Ardaas, and Hukamnama. The camp had classes for parents/adults, over 12s and under 12s. There were talks on various topics including Sukhmani Sahib vichaar, the power of Sangat, and role models. The workshops includes learning a shabad or simran tune, how to make degh, how to do Guru jee's seva and dastaar tying. Campers also made eggless cakes (which are rare in Holland). 

Some photos from the camp:

 Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee

 Kaurs Corner - Over 12s group
 Under 12s group reciting "We are the Khalsa, the mighty mighty Khalsa..."

 Younger group doing some colouring

 Keertan workshop

 Spongebob explaining Gurmat to the children

 Veer Jasraj Singh with the younger children

 Younger children playing a game whilst chanting Mool Mantar

 Bhenji Navrup Kaur with the elder girls

 Talk on power of Sangat

 Some of the younger children admitted to running around the Gurdwara and happily came to the front of the Sangat to do so Simran as a way of apologising. So sweet. Waheguru!

Mothers class

Making langar

 Veer Rajdeep Singh and Bhaji Gurpreet Singh with the under 12s

 Mothers class. The mata jee wearing the Keski is originally from Kabul, Afghanistan. In one the sessions she said that wearing a Keski gives her headaches but nothing in the world would make her take her Keski off. She said she would bear the pain of wearing a Dastaar for Sikhi. She showed extreme courage  and Sikhi spirit.

 Bhenji Navrup Kaur with youngest group

Group photo with local Sevadaars

Dhan Hai Guru! Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!


Anonymous said...

Is morning nitnem to be done during amritvela (3am-6am) or at sunrise?

I am kinda confused as some internet sources suggest one should concentrate on JAAP NAAM during amritvela and then at sunrise do the morning nitnem. Kindly, what is you view on this?

Anonymous said...

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh

When I first began tying a Dastaar as an older teenager I would occassionaly get a screaming sharp pain in the back of my head. This continued while I was Uni and during exam sittings.

I now know I was tying my Dastaar incorrectly, but at NO time did even the thought of not tying my Dastaar even receive any contemplation.

How could I when my Princes, the Choti Sahibzade, the sons of the King of Kings, did not sacrifice Their Dastaars.

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh