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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 : Wed 20 August, 2014
Reading and studying are just worldly pursuits, if there is thirst and corruption within. Reading in egotism, all have grown weary; through the love of duality, they are ruined. He alone is educated, and he alone is a wise Pandit, who contemplates the Word of the Gurus Shabad. He searches within himself, and finds the true essence; he finds the Door of Salvation. He finds the Lord, the treasure of excellence, and peacefully contemplates Him. Blessed is the trader, O Nanak, who, as Gurmukh, takes the Name as his only Support. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: Without conquering his mind, no one can be successful. See this, and concentrate on it. The wandering holy men are tired of of making pilgrimages to sacred shrines; they have not been able to conquer their minds. The Gurmukh has conquered his mind, and he remains lovingly absorbed in the True Lord. O Nanak, this is how the filth of the mind is removed; the Word of the Shabad burns away the ego. || 2 || PAUREE: O Saints of the Lord, O my Siblings of Destiny, please meet with me, and implant the Name of the One Lord within me. O humble servants of the Lord, adorn me with the decorations of the Lord, Har, Har; let me wear the robes of the Lords forgiveness. Such decorations are pleasing to my God; such love is dear to the Lord. I chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, day and night; in an instant, all sins are eradicated. That Gurmukh, unto whom the Lord becomes merciful, chants the Lords Name, and wins the game of life. ||21||