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Need to dig facts before dubbing 9 Mar 2014 | 12:54 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Representatives of various Sikh bodies have taken an exception to reports dubbing ‘Kalianwala Khu’ incident as part of the country’s first war of Independence.
A statement issued by Gurpreet Singh of Kendri Sri Guru Singh Sabha says that Sikh bodies held a meeting at the office of International Sikh Confederation in Chandigarh on Wednesday. It mentions the participants felt that the mortal remains excavated from the well could not have been of any Sikh or Punjabi.
They have demanded setting up of a committee of scholars to study the incident and put it in right perspective. It was felt that till...
Phoolka: Badal’s demand for special court thoughtless 9 Mar 2014 | 4:54 am
Ludhiana, Punjab: Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal’s demand for setting up a special court headed by a Supreme Court Judge to look into the 1984 Sikh genocide cases has drawn a flak from senior advocate and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate HS Phoolka.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal demanded the setting up of a special court, headed by a Supreme Court judge, to look into the 1984 Sikh genocide, “deliberate shielding” of the culprits and “delay” in justice.
Winding up the debate on the motion of thanks to the Governor’s address, the Chief Minister said his party was also not averse to the...
Pakistan scholar discusses Sikh history with students 8 Mar 2014 | 11:49 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Former Principal of Lahore’s historic Aitchison College and a scholar of Sikh history, Fakir Syed Aijazuddin, shared information regarding his works with students of Khalsa College during an academic interaction here today.
He sought more research on Sikh history, especially on the times of Maharja Ranjit Singh. He said Sikh kingdom under the Maharaja was the most secular and forward-looking at that time. Aijazuddin recently published a book “The Resourceful Fakirs,’’ which gives an account of Punjab under Ranjit Singh and how tumultuous period saw the emergence of a unified kingdom.
The book, he said, traced the history of this period...
Fateh Diwas to honour Baba Baghel Singh 8 Mar 2014 | 9:54 pm
New Delhi: The march celebrating the day will consist of Nihangs on horses and elephants In memory of Baba Baghel Singh who conquered Delhi during the reign of Mughal King Shah Alam in 1783 and unfurled a Nishan Sahib at Red Fort, Delhi Sikhs would celebrate Fateh Diwas on March 8 and March 9. Baba jee conquered Delhi on March 11, 1783-the day was known as Fateh Diwas in the history of Sikh community.
It will be held at Red Fort. There will be kirtan on the night of March 8 while on the second day, a march will be taken out from...
AAP chieft Arvind Kejriwal vows help to Kutch farmers 8 Mar 2014 | 9:50 pm
Chandigarh: Aam Adami Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal today announced he would extend all help to Sikh farmers in Gujarat facing eviction from their land. Pirthi Singh, one of those fighting the case in the Supreme Court, said Kejriwal, who is touring Gujarat, had spent about 90 minutes with Punjabi and Haryanvi farmers.
Another farmer Surinder Singh Bhullar, speaking on the phone from Gujarat, said no Sikh leader from Punjab had come to listen to their grievances. He said a group of 20 farmers had held talks with Kejriwal in secrecy for fear of BJP activists.
Pirthi Singh said Sikh farmers had become...
Fauja Singh calls upon Punjabi youth to shun drugs 8 Mar 2014 | 6:46 pm
Ludhiana, Punjab: ”Drugs have ruined the youth of Punjab. Look at them today, they are busy working on their gadgets but cannot come out of their homes for a run,” said 103 -year-old marathon runner Fauja Singh while signing his autobiography written by Khushwant Singh at Ludhiana today. He was in the city at Hot Breads where he also cut a cake named after him.
With his distinctive flowing grey beard and the traditional Sikh headgear that has earned him the nickname “the Turbaned Tornado,” he recalled his childhood. He has been a star entrant at marathons all over the world.
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Sat 08 March, 2014
That union with the Lord is acceptable, which is united in intuitive poise. Thereafter, one does not die, and does not come and go in reincarnation. The Lords slave is in the Lord, and the Lord is in His slave. Wherever I look, I see none other than the Lord. || 1 || The Gurmukhs worship the Lord, and find His celestial home. Without meeting the Guru, they die, and come and go in reincarnation. || 1 || Pause || So make Him your Guru, who implants the Truth within you, who leads you to speak the Unspoken Speech, and who merges you in the Word of the Shabad. Gods people have no other work to do; they love the True Lord and Master, and they love the Truth. || 2 || The mind is in the body, and the True Lord is in the mind. Merging into the True Lord, one is absorbed into Truth. Gods servant bows at His feet. Meeting the True Guru, one meets with the Lord. || 3 || He Himself watches over us, and He Himself makes us see. He is not pleased by stubborn-mindedness, nor by various religious robes. He fashioned the body-vessels, and infused the Ambrosial Nectar into them; Gods Mind is pleased only by loving devotional worship. || 4 || Reading and studying, one becomes confused, and suffers punishment. By great cleverness, one is consigned to coming and going in reincarnation. One who chants the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and eats the food of the Fear of God becomes Gurmukh, the Lords servant, and remains absorbed in the Lord. || 5 || He worships stones, dwells at sacred shrines of pilgrimage and in the jungles, wanders, roams around and becomes a renunciate. But his mind is still filthy how can he become pure? One who meets the True Lord obtains honor. || 6 || One who embodies good conduct and contemplative meditation, his mind abides in intuitive poise and contentment, since the beginning of time, and throughout the ages. In the twinkling of an eye, he saves millions. Have mercy on me, O my Beloved, and let me meet the Guru. || 7 || Unto whom, O God, should I praise You? Without You, there is no other at all. As it pleases You, keep me under Your Will. Nanak, with intuitive poise and natural love, sings Your Glorious Praises. || 8 || 2 ||