On Sunday 1st May 2016, Guru Nanak Gurdwara Bradford held a one-day Sikh Family Camp for all ages. The theme of the camp was 'universal brotherhood'. The workshops covered sisterhood and brotherhood within Sikhi, and the familyhood of humanity. The speakers included Bhai Vijay Singh (Luton), Bhenji Navrup Kaur (Woolwich), Bhai Jagjit Singh (Wakefield), and Bhenji Sukhi Kaur (Birmingham).
During the camp younger campers learnt about the Nishan Sahib, Saakhis (stories), and how to do Johrian Di Seva (seva of cleaning shoes). The camp ended with campers sharing what they had learnt with the rest of the Sangat and all campers singing Shabad Keertan. This was followed by Rehraas Sahib by campers. May Guru jee bless all the organizers and sevadaars to do more sevaa!
Bhai Vijay Singh's workshop
Bhenji Sukhi Kaur's workshop where she used a puppet to help explain Sikhi to the children
Bhenji Ujjagar Kaur with the nursery children
Fun activities and games
Younger children learning about the history of the Sikh Gurus
Workshop on the Panthic spirit of Gursikhs during the British Raaj
Children doing Sikhi activities
Children doing Johrian Di Seva.
Questions and answers session with the adults
Campers presented what they have learnt and the message they are taking away with them from the camp
At the camp I met Bibi Ruth Kaur. An English lady in her 60s from Doncaster, who has taken Amrit. She had come to Bradford to attend the camp. Hearing her journey to Sikhi was very inspiring.
Dhan Hai Guru, Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!