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School for Sikh students in UK 17 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
London, UK: British Sikhs in a town north-west of London in England’s West Midlands region have set up a school targeted at children from the Sikh community.
The Seva School in Coventry kicked off term this week with 130 students, with plans to increase the strength to 1,450 over the next five years.
The newly opened school has been set up under the UK Government’s free school system, which functions on an independent state-funded model and is free to attend.
Source: The Tribune
Assailants cut Delhi Sikh’s hair, throw acid on him 17 Sep 2014 | 5:36 pm
New Delhi: About six to seven unidentified men allegedly cut the hair of a 60-year-old Sikh man and also threw acid on him in Bhogal area of south-east Delhi, the police said on Tuesday.
After the incident, hundreds of Sikhs staged a protest, demanding the arrest of the accused.
His daughter Priya said, “Six to seven unidentified persons stopped him near a private hospital here and started thrashing him. Some minutes later, they cut his hair and then threw acid on his...
SGPC sends medical team, medicines to Srinagar; evacuates 29 17 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) continued with its humanitarian task of providing relief and assistance to flood-ravaged people of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), with its president Avtar Singh Makkar declaring that the gurdwara body would continue with its ‘sewa’ as long as it was required by the people of the Valley.
Makkar made this declaration after sending a relief consignment and a five-member medical team to Srinagar from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport here on Tuesday.
The medical team will stationed at Gurdwara Shaheed Bunga Sahib in Badgam, where a large number of flood-affected families have taken...
‘Extortion’ call: SGPC restricts entry of hand bags in Golden Temple 17 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
Amritsasr, Punjab: Following an ‘extortion’ call, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has restricted the carrying of hand bags inside the Golden Temple complex.
Sources said the Harmandar Sahib manager had received a phone call a couple of days ago, in which the unidentified caller had demanded cash without specifying any amount. After this, the SGPC informed the police and its own security wing heightened vigil.
Although the gurdwara body has been discouraging the carrying of hand bags inside the complex, particularly large ones, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Tuesday said the restriction would be enforced strictly.
He added, “We have heightened security...
MC to resume night sanitation, enters understanding with ‘kar sewaks’ 17 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: The municipal corporation at a special meeting convened on Monday decided to resume the night sanitation project besides regular cleaning of areas surrounding the Golden Temple in the daytime.
The decision came in the backdrop of the local body drawing flak from various quarters, including the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), for its inability to keep the vicinity of the shrine clean.
The project has been entrusted to Baba Kulwant Singh of kaar sewa, Ajnala, who has been carrying out the night sanitation programme with volunteers from nearly 65 villages of Ajnala. Baba Kulwant Singh and representatives of Baba Kashmir Singh...
252 J&K evacuees land safe 17 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Evacuees from floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir continued to land at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in the holy city on Monday, where the administration and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) have made elaborate arrangements for them.
On Monday, the India Air Force (IAF) brought in 252 people, a majority of whom were migrant labourers from Bihar and Uttar Pardesh, who found themselves jobless in flood-hit J&K. Having been rescued by the army from various places, including Srinagar, these labourers heaved a sigh of relief as the IAF plane landed here.
A couple of families from Punjab, who had...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Fri 19 September, 2014
If only someone would come, and lead me to meet my Darling Beloved; I would sell myself to him. || 1 || I long for the Blessed Vision of the Lords Darshan. When the Lord shows Mercy unto me, then I meet the True Guru; I meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Pause || If You will bless me with happiness, then I will worship and adore You. Even in pain, I will meditate on You. || 2 || Even if You give me hunger, I will still feel satisfied; I am joyful, even in the midst of sorrow. || 3 || I would cut my mind and body apart into pieces, and offer them all to You; I would burn myself in fire. || 4 || I wave the fan over You, and carry water for You; whatever You give me, I take. || 5 || Poor Nanak has fallen at the Lords Door; please, O Lord, unite me with Yourself, by Your Glorious Greatness. || 6 || Taking out my eyes, I place them at Your Feet; after travelling over the entire earth, I have come to understand this. || 7 || If You seat me near You, then I worship and adore You. Even if You beat me and drive me out, I will still meditate on You. || 8 || If people praise me, the praise is Yours. Even if they slander me, I will not leave You. || 9 || If You are on my side, then anyone can say anything. But if I were to forget You, then I would die. || 10 || I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to my Guru; falling at His Feet, I surrender to the Saintly Guru. || 11 || Poor Nanak has gone insane, longing for the Blessed Vision of the Lords Darshan. || 12 || Even in violent storms and torrential rain, I go out to catch a glimpse of my Guru. || 13 || Even though the oceans and the salty seas are very vast, the GurSikh will cross over it to get to his Guru. || 14 || Just as the mortal dies without water, so does the Sikh die without the Guru. || 15 || Just as the earth looks beautiful when the rain falls, so does the Sikh blossom forth meeting the Guru. || 16 || I long to be the servant of Your servants; I call upon You reverently in prayer. || 17 || Nanak offers this prayer to the Lord, that he may meet the Guru, and find peace. || 18 || You Yourself are the Guru, and You Yourself are the chaylaa, the disciple; through the Guru, I meditate on You. || 19 || Those who serve You, become You. You preserve the honor of Your servants. || 20 || O Lord, Your devotional worship is a treasure over-flowing. One who loves You, is blessed with it. || 21 || That humble being alone receives it, unto whom You bestow it. All other clever tricks are fruitless. || 22 || Remembering, remembering, remembering my Guru in meditation, my sleeping mind is awakened. || 23 || Poor Nanak begs for this one blessing, that he may become the slave of the slaves of the Lord. || 24 || Even if the Guru rebukes me, He still seems very sweet to me. And if He actually forgives me, that is the Gurus greatness. || 25 || That which Gurmukh speaks is certified and approved. Whatever the self-willed manmukh says is not accepted. || 26 || Even in the cold, the frost and the snow, the GurSikh still goes out to see his Guru. || 27 || All day and night, I gaze upon my Guru; I install the Gurus Feet in my eyes. || 28 || I make so many efforts for the sake of the Guru; only that which pleases the Guru is accepted and approved. || 29 || Night and day, I worship the Gurus Feet in adoration; have Mercy upon me, O my Lord and Master. || 30 || The Guru is Nanaks body and soul; meeting the Guru, he is satisfied and satiated. || 31 || Nanaks God is perfectly permeating and all-pervading. Here and there and everywhere, the Lord of the Universe. || 32 || 1 ||