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Teaching turban tying keeps Sikh youth’s hopes afloat 19 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
Mansa, Punjab: Qualified but unemployed! Tejinder Singh of Mansa, however, did not let his spirit flag and has been serving the community for the last three years by teaching turban tying techniques free of cost to those who are interested in it.
Besides, he even motivated the youth to retain their faith in turban, a unique cultural identity of the Sikhs, for which they have sacrificed themselves in history.
Tejinder Singh is young, well versed about the history of Sikhism, has done his MA in History as well as M.Ed. He has even worked at the vegetable market for his survival while coaching...
Punjab Youth Congress opposes “Kaum De Heere”; Warns Modi with protests if film is released 19 Aug 2014 | 2:43 am
Chandigarh: It is learnt that Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) has come out to oppose the the screening of Punjabi movie ‘Kaum de Heere’, saying that the movie ‘glorifies’ the assassins of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi. It is notable that Indira Gandhi had bloody army attack on Darbar Sahib Amritsar in June 1984, in which thousands of innocent Sikhs were massacred by Indian army. After the June 1984 attack Indira Gandhi was killed by Bhai Beant Singh and Satwant Singh on October 31, 1984. Bhai Beant Singh, Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh have been recognized as martyrs of the...
Historic Ram Bagh Garden faces utter neglect 19 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the Union Ministry of Tourism has released a grant of Rs 2.32 crore for accelerating the conservation work of the historic Ram Bagh Garden — the Summer Palace of legendary Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh – it continues to remain one of the most neglected heritage sites.
The tussle between the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Department of Tourism and Culture, Punjab, over of the possession of this immensely significant historic structure has adversely affected its maintenance.
The historic Ram Bagh Garden was declared a monument of national importance in October 2004. However, even after the notification,...
Sikh body trains volunteers for campaign on drugs 19 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Akaal Purkh Ki Fauj (APKF), a Sikh religious organisation, today held a training session at Bhai Gurdas Hall for volunteers, who would undertake the task of weaning away the youth from drugs through a door-to-door drive in the state.
The volunteers converged under the “Galwakdi” campaign initiated by the APKF.
APKF director Jaswinder Singh informed that in order achieve the objective of drug-free Punjab, the volunteers would try to connect the youth with the rich Sikh culture and heritage.
He said the campaign was started as a pilot project on the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh last year.
“The success of...
1984 Anti-Sikh Pogrom Victims to Carry ‘Torch of Justice’ From Delhi to New York 19 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms launched the “Torch of Justice” after paying obeisance at Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhism here on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) president Karnail Singh said that on October 1st, AISSF and 1984 survivors would start their journey carrying the “Torch of Justice” from Delhi to United Nations headquarters in New York. He said that a month-long “Torch of Justice” campaign would pass through all the states where Sikhs were massacred during November 1984.
A delegation of survivors and human rights activists would carry the “Torch...
Picked up by Punjab Police two days back, Jasvir Singh Manki is now lodged in Malerkotla Jail 18 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
Barnala, Punjab: According to information available about the Jasvir Singh Jassa of Manki village of Barnala, who was picked up by the police on August 13, 2014 has been lodged in Malerkotla jail. The family members of Jasvir Singh Jassa were initial kept in dark by the police regarding his whereabouts after he was picked up by Punjab cops on Aug. 13 from his house.
Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur told that the police has reportedly detained Jasvir Singh under preventive detention clause – sections 107/151 of Criminal Procudure Code.
The police claimed that Jasvir Singh has been detained in wake of India’s Independence...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Fri 22 August, 2014
Gather in and cherish forever the wealth of the Lords Name, deep within; He cherishes and nurtures all beings and creatures. They alone obtain the treasure of Liberation, who are lovingly imbued with, and focused on the Lords Name. || 1 || Serving the Guru, one obtains the wealth of the Lords Name. He is illumined and enlightened within, and he meditates on the Lords Name. || Pause || This love for the Lord is like the love of the bride for her husband. God ravishes and enjoys the soul-bride who is adorned with peace and tranquility. No one finds God through egotism. Wandering away from the Primal Lord, the root of all, one wastes his life in vain. || 2 || Tranquility, celestial peace, pleasure and the Word of His Bani come from the Guru. True is that service, which leads one to merge in the Naam. Blessed with the Word of the Shabad, he meditates forever on the Lord, the Beloved. Through the True Name, glorious greatness is obtained. || 3 || The Creator Himself abides throughout the ages. If He casts His Glance of Grace, then we meet Him. Through the Word of Gurbani, the Lord comes to dwell in the mind. O Nanak, God unites with Himself those who are imbued with Truth. || 4 || 3 ||