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Cleanliness drive intensifies on routes leading to Golden Temple 20 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Swachh Bharat” campaign, several local volunteers, in association with Baba Kashmir Singh Bhuriwale team, have formed a Holy City Trust for taking up the task of maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in the city.
In the first phase, the trust took up two major routes leading to the Golden Temple and its vicinity. Councillor Manmohan Singh Titu, who initiated the process to form the Holy City Trust, said volunteers associated with them had started cleanliness drive on the Golden Temple routes, which included Ramsar Road, Chattiwind Gate, Laxmansar Chowk and another route from Shaheedan via...
Khalsa meets Akal Takht Jathedar 20 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Sikh activist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who had last year observed fast for 42 days seeking release of Sikh prisoners, today submitted a list of 101 detainees to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh.
Accompanied by his supporters, Khalsa appealed to the Jathedar to expedite the proceedings for the release of the Sikh detainees who had completed their jail term.
He said he was answerable to the Sikh community over the culmination of his protest. “I am a dedicated Sikh and was bound to honour the edict of Akal Takht. It was only after an assurance from Giani Gurbachan Singh on getting...
HSGMC factor didn’t work for Congress 20 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
Karnal, Haryana: Going by the results of the assembly elections, the for mation of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC, ad hoc) proved to be a minor issue for Sikh voters and did not work for the Congress.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept almost all seats in the districts of Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra and Karnal, which have a sizeable number of Sikh voters. The districts of Sirsa and Fatebahad, which have a large number of Sikhs voters, are traditionally considered a stronghold of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD). The party managed to get most of the seats in...
Tarlochan Singh gets Sikh award 20 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
London, UK: Tarlochan Singh, a former chair man of the National Commission for Minorities, has been conferred with the Sikh Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014, for his contribution to Sikhism and other walks of life.
Describing 81-year-old Singh as a “walking encyclopedia
on Sikhism, sports, Indian politics and Punjab”, the citation read out at the Sikh Awards 2014 at Westminster Park Plaza here on Saturday night said: “He is an able parliamentarian, a sports administrator par excellence, a well-read columnist, a successful communicator and a proven administrator.”
Tarlochan Singh said, “I feel honoured to receive the award as it is a positive step to promote...
Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s palace in Dinanagar losing glory 19 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
Dinanagar, India: Dinanagar, a tiny town in Gurdaspur District, can boast of being the erstwhile summer capital of the great Sikh emperor Maharaja Ranjit Singh, but it has failed to maintain the glory of the monuments related with him.
The structures once owned by the emperor are turning into ruins as nobody is bothered about their continuous collapse. Even the historic gates of the town built by him, through which hundreds of local residents pass daily are also on the verge of collapse.
The Maharaja’s ‘Kothi’ (palace), does not even have a roof and is inhabited with wild bushes, while some litchi...
Discrimination against Sikh taken up with US 19 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
New York, USA: US Attorney Preet Bharara’s office took up the issue of alleged religious discrimination against an elderly Sikh man with the New York City Department of Correction.
Gurbhej Singh Sandhu was asked to remove his turban when he visited a correctional facility here to meet his son who was serving a sentence.
According to a statement by rights groups United Sikhs, Sandhu visited the Rikers Island Correctional Facility on numerous occasions since February and was made to remove his turban every time though he explained to security officers that the turban was an essential part of the Sikh identity and removing...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Sun 19 October, 2014
Sunday: He, the Lord, is the Primal Being. He Himself is the Pervading Lord; there is no other at all. Through and through, He is woven into the fabric of the world. Whatever the Creator Himself does, that alone happens. Imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord, one is forever in peace. But how rare is the one, who, as Gurmukh, understands this. || 1 || Within my heart, I chant the Chant of the Lord, the treasure of virtue. The Lord, my Lord and Master, is inaccessible, unfathomable and unlimited. Grasping the feet of the Lords humble servants, I meditate on Him, and become the slave of His slaves. || 1 || Pause || Monday: The True Lord is permeating and pervading. His value cannot be described. Talking and speaking about Him, all keep themselves lovingly focused on Him. Devotion falls into the laps of those whom He so blesses. He is inaccessible and unfathomable; He cannot be seen. Through the Word of the Gurus Shabad, the Lord is seen to be permeating and pervading everywhere. || 2 || Tuesday: The Lord created love and attachment to Maya. He Himself has enjoined each and every being to their tasks. He alone understands, whom the Lord causes to understand. Through the Word of the Gurus Shabad, one understands his heart and home. He worships the Lord in loving devotion. His egotism and self-conceit are burnt away by the Shabad. || 3 || Wednesday: He Himself bestows sublime understanding. The Gurmukh does good deeds, and contemplates the Word of the Shabad. Imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mind become pure and immaculate. He sings the Glorious Glorious Praises of the Lord, and washes off the filth of egotism. In the Court of the True Lord, he obtains lasting glory. Imbued with the Naam, he is embellished with the Word of the Gurus Shabad. || 4 || The profit of the Naam is obtained through the Door of the Guru. The Great Giver Himself gives it. I am a sacrifice to the One who gives it. By Gurus Grace, self-conceit is eradicated. O Nanak, enshrine the Naam within your heart. I celebrate the victory of the Lord, the Great Giver. || 5 || Thursday: The fifty-two warriors were deluded by doubt. All the goblins and demons are attached to duality. God Himself created them, and sees each one distinct. O Creator Lord, You are the Support of all. The beings and creatures are under Your protection. He alone meets You, whom You Yourself meet. || 6 || Friday: God is permeating and pervading everywhere. He Himself created all, and appraises the value of all. One who become Gurmukh, contemplates the Lord. He practices truth and self-restraint. Without genuine understanding, all fasts, religious rituals and daily worship services lead only to the love of duality. || 7 || Saturday: Contemplating good omens and the Shaastras, in egotism and self-conceit, the world wanders in delusion. The blind, self-willed manmukh in engrossed in the love of duality. Bound and gagged at deaths door, he is beaten and punished. By Gurus Grace, one finds lasting peace. He practices Truth, and lovingly focuses on the Truth. || 8 || Those who serve the True Guru are very fortunate. Conquering their ego, they embrace love for the True Lord. They are automatically imbued with Your Love, O Lord. You are the Giver of peace; You merge them into Yourself. Everything comes from the One and only Lord; there is no other at all. The Gurmukh realizes this, and understands. || 9 || The fifteen lunar days, the seven days of the week, the months, seasons, days and nights, come over and over again; so the world goes on. Coming and going were created by the Creator Lord. The True Lord remains steady and stable, by His almighty power. O Nanak, how rare is that Gurmukh who understands, and contemplates the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 10 || 1 ||