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Restoration work begins in Golden Temple 13 Dec 2013 | 11:36 am
Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has begun the restoration work on the interiors of the sanctum sanctorum at Golden Temple with the help of experts from a Delhi-based firm. This is the first time that restoration work is being conducted inside the shrine.
The team of experts has started the restoration work from the first floor of Sri Harmandar Sahib and they have initially taken up the work to refurbish the art work. In the second phase of the project, they will carry out the restoration of the gold-related work.
The team is using some chemicals to clean up the...
Untreated water being released in Kala Sanghian drain 13 Dec 2013 | 11:35 am
Jalandhar, Punjab: Environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal, who is also a member of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), along with supervisor engineer of the board SP Garg on Tuesday made a surprise check at the sewerage treatment plant of a leather complex and found the 5mld treatment plant was being bypassed and untreated water was being released in Kala Sanghian drain.
The raiding teams also took the samples of treated water from the outlet of treatment plant and pulled the staff working there for their carelessness. The treatment plant is being reportedly handled by Ramky, a private company.
“The government had spent...
April is Sikh Heritage Month in Ontario as NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh’s bill passes final reading 13 Dec 2013 | 11:32 am
Queen’ Park, Canada: Bramalea-Gore-Malton NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh’s Private Member’s Bill entitled Sikh Heritage Month passed third reading in the legislature today. Bill 52 proclaims the month of April every year as Sikh Heritage Month.
“Sikh Canadians have made significant contributions to Ontario’s social, economic, political and cultural fabric,” said Singh.
April is an important month for the Sikh community. In this month, Sikh Canadians celebrate Vaisakhi, which marks the creation of the Khalsa and the Sikh articles of faith. Sikh Canadians widely celebrate Vaisakhi, also known as Khalsa Day, across Ontario.
“Celebrating diversity and unique values of the Sikhs reminds us to...
NDP MPs MEET SURVIVOR OF 1984 ANTI-SIKH POGROMS BIBI JAGDISH KAUR IN HONOUR OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 12 Dec 2013 | 12:40 pm
Ottawa, Canada: Today, members of the NDP Caucus hosted Bibi Jagdish Kaur and her son Bhai Gurdeep Singh as they shared their story of survival during the tragic pogroms of 1984 that targeted Sikh men, women and children in New Delhi and many other parts of India.
“Bibi Ji is a powerful orator, her story is deeply moving and her strength to find justice is awe-inspiring,” said Employment and Social Development Critic Jinny Sims (Newton–North Delta). “As we mark International Human Rights Day Bibi Jagdish Kaur’s story is a reminder of why we must always stand tall for the principles of...
Sikhs are politically aware, says Manjit Singh GK 12 Dec 2013 | 2:18 am
New Delhi: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president, Manjit Sigh GK, said that victory of nine Sikh MLAs in the assembly election suggested that Sikh community is politically aware.
Of the nine Sikh MLAs, two are sitting members of the DSGMC, one sitting councillor, two of the Congress, one BJP and three contested on the tickets of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Manjinder Singh Sirsa, general-secretary in the DSGMC, won the Rajouri Garden seat with comfortable margin. Harmit Singh Kalka, who won the Kalkaji seat, was also member of the DSGMC. He defeated Congress stalwart Subhash Chopra. The third one is...
Jathedar seeks PM’s help on detainees 12 Dec 2013 | 2:18 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh today said the Union Government, particularly Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, should wake up to the plight of Sikh detainees languishing in jails for years despite having completed their sentence and to ensure that they are released forthwith.
Talking to mediapersons here today, the Jathedar said he fully endorsed the demand raised by Gurbaksh Singh and the SGPC and the state government should make efforts to secure the release of Sikh detainees.
He alleged that the Union Government was resorting to double standards while dealing with minorities. “ I have come to know that there are...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Fri 13 December, 2013
Come, humble Saints, and sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. Let us gather together as Gurmukh; within the home of our own heart, the Shabad vibrates and resonates. The many melodies of the Shabad are Yours, O Lord God; O Creator Lord, You are everywhere. Day and night, I chant His Praises forever, lovingly focusing on the True Word of the Shabad. Night and day, I remain intuitively attuned to the Lords Love; in my heart, I worship the Lords Name. O Nanak, as Gurmukh, I have realized the One Lord; I do not know any other. || 1 || He is contained amongst all; He is God, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. One who meditates and dwells upon God, through the Word of the Gurus Shabad, knows that God, my Lord and Master, is pervading everywhere. God, my Lord and Master, is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts; He pervades and permeates each and every heart. Through the Gurus Teachings, Truth is obtained, and then, one merges in celestial bliss. There is no other than Him. I sing His Praises with intuitive ease. If it pleases God, He shall unite me with Himself. O Nanak, through the Shabad, God is known; meditate on the Naam, day and night. || 2 || This world is treacherous and impassable; the self-willed manmukh cannot cross over. Within him is egotism, self-conceit, sexual desire, anger and cleverness. Within him is cleverness; he is not approved, and his life is uselessly wasted and lost. On the Path of Death, he suffers in pain, and must endure abuse; in the end, he departs regretfully. Without the Name, he has no friends, no children, family or relatives. O Nanak, the wealth of Maya, attachment and ostentatious shows none of them shall go along with him to the world hereafter. || 3 || I ask my True Guru, the Giver, how to cross over the treacherous and difficult world-ocean. Walk in harmony with the True Gurus Will, and remain dead while yet alive. Remaining dead while yet alive, cross over the terrifying world-ocean; as Gurmukh, merge in the Naam. One obtains the Perfect Primal Lord, by great good fortune, lovingly focusing on the True Name. The intellect is enlightened, and the mind is satisfied, through the glory of the Lords Name. O Nanak, God is found, merging in the Shabad, and ones light blends into the Light. || 4 || 1 || 4 ||