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  1. So far in Punjabi film industry, this is the best ever teaser released. No doubt its a Hollywood level of movie. Worldwide release on 15th July. WATCH NOW - http://singhstation.net/2016/06/toofan-singh-official-teaser-released/
  2. MILPITAS – In a recent meeting held at the Milpitas Gurdwara Sahib, Prof. Sarabjeet Singh Dhunda has negated the changes made to Ardas, Nitnem banis and Amrit Sanchar Maryada by other parcharaks including Prof. Darshan Singh. and his followers The meeting was held between Prof. Dhunda, Bhai Sukhdev Singh (Tracy), Dr. Harbhajan Singh, Bhai Navjot Singh (Sacramento), Bhai Jasjeet Singh and Bhai Ravinder Singh. On being questioned about the changes made to Nitnem Banis, Ardas and Amrit sanchar ceremony, he clearly stated that he follows the maryada of Akal Takht Sahib and recites all 5 banis in his nitnem including Jaap Sahib, Tve Parsad Swayie and Chaupai Sahib. Sarbjeet Singh Dhunda agreed that the nitnem banis from Sri Dasam Granth have been penned by Guru Gobind Singh Ji and there is no question about their authenticity. Furthermore, Dhunda agreed that it is wrong to change the first pauri of Ardas “ਪ੍ਰਿਥਮ ਭਗੌਤੀ ਸਿਮਰ ਕੈ..” Prof. Dhunda stated that he is not answerable to the views casted by Ragi Darshan Singh or Inder Singh Ghagga and sangat should question them for any violations they are doing with Akal Takht Sahib Maryada. READ FULL NEWS: http://singhstation.net/2016/04/dhunda-disagrees-with-changes-made-to-ardas-and-amrit-sanchar/
  3. http://singhstation.net/2016/03/moninder-singh-review-world-sikh-conference-australia-2016/ Surprised to hear Jarnail Singh saying no one cares for a sovereign Punjab, suppose it depends on the context which has not been explained in this review.
  4. FULL READ: Sarbat Khalsa 2015 – The Good, Not so Great and the Bad! Over half a million Sikhs gathered at historic Baba Naudh Singh Gurduara today. Who knows how many more Sikhs watched and followed the proceedings via TV, live streaming and social media. Something that many of us thought would never occur in our lives just actually happened. 13 Resolutions passed (for the full text please see: Official Resolutions from Sarbat Khalsa 2015). So where do we go from here. Well first, let’s look at Sarbat Khalsa 2015. The Good: 1. Legitimacy of Sarbat Khalsa – This Sarbat Khalsa’s legitimacy was being called into question long before it began; that has only intensified now. Was this a perfect Sarbat Khalsa? No, far from it but we must keep in mind too that hundreds of thousands of Kaurs and Singhs came to Chabba Pind despite government persecution and harassment. A half million Sikhs travelled from across South Asia and beyond to come to Baba Naudh Singh Gurduara which is remarkable considering our circumstances and the timeline we were working with. One day, a true, representative Sarbat Khalsa with representation of all Panthik regional groups and organizations will occur but this was an incredibly inspiring start. This may not have been perfect or ideal, but it was a true gathering of the Sikh Nation. 2. The Resolutions are (generally) great. If we ignore the first resolution (which I know is the most important in the short term), the resolutions were well thought out, expressed in accordance with the spirit of Gurmat and are not completely impossible to implement. Am I happy with them all? No. Is anyone? No. That’s the whole point of consensus based democracy. Nobody in the Panth can ever be completely happy. There’s always going to be issues some of us would have wanted discussed. Things that we feel went too far or not far enough. That’s a good thing, not a bad thing. This is how Sarbat Khalsas are supposed to work. Full Read: http://singhstation.net/2015/11/sarbat-khalsa-2015-the-good-not-so-great-and-the-bad/
  5. Source: http://singhstation.net/2015/10/sit-recommendation-former-faridkot-ssp-charanjit-sharma-suspended/ Moga – Punjab Deputy chief ministerSukhbir Singh Badal today ordered the suspension of Moga SSP Charanjit Sharma with immediate effect for “lapses ” in the line of duty. The suspension has been ordered following a recommendation of the SIT formed after the sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Faridkot district some time back. The SIT headed by ADGP IPS Sahota, Director Bureau of Investigations, went into the entire sequence of events following the disappearance of the saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji from Faridkot. Sharma was SSP Faridkot when Saroop of Guru Granth Sahib ji was stolen from a gurdwara there, an official release said here. He was presently posted as SSP Moga. http://singhstation.net/2015/10/sit-recommendation-former-faridkot-ssp-charanjit-sharma-suspended/ Though the government said the suspension had been ordered following a recommendation of SIT formed to probe sacrilege of the holy book in Faridkot, sources say DGP Sumedh Singh Saini was summoned at the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s residence while the core committee meeting was on, and the decision to suspend the officer was taken thereon. The members of the committee reportedly asked the DGP why the incident of theft of Guru Granth Sahib was not taken up seriously at the highest level on time. The DGP is learnt to have stated there that the SSP did not report the matter to him. The members then demanded that he be punished, following which a decision to suspend him was taken. Sources said the members also spoke about the civil and police bureaucracy in Punjab getting out of control and the need to rein them in. To quell the disquiet, SAD president and Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal and SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar suggested that the SGPC members and Akali workers should initiate “akhand paths” in gurdwaras across the state. Earlier in the evening, a delegation of top BJP leaders, including state president Kamal Sharma, former presidents Ashwani Sharma and Rajinder Bhandari and ministers Madan Mohan Mittal, Surjit Jiyani and Chunni Lal Bhagat, met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and extended support “for any action the government felt necessary to trace those involved in the sacrilege incident”. It is learnt that the BJP delegation stressed that the government should act effectively to ensure that no one challenges the state’s hard-earned peace.
  6. In an important decision, the Akal Takht on Friday revoked the pardon granted to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the 2007 Blasphemy case. The Akal Takht that took this decision in a meeting of high priest had granted pardon to the dera head on September 24. The pardon was granted after the dera chief had sent an apology letter to the Akal Takht. The decision to pardon dera chief had led to protests by various Sikh organisations and there were two lives sacrificed. FULL NEWS: http://singhstation.net/2015/10/akal-takht-revokes-pardon-to-dera-sirsa-head-gurmeet-ram-rahim/
  7. http://singhstation.net/2015/10/takht-keshgarh-sahib-jathedar-giani-mal-singh-attacked/ Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Mal Singh was attacked by a Nihang at Anandpur Sahib on Tuesday. According to sources, the Jathedar, who was attacked by a sharp-edged weapon, is safe and sound. The motive of the attack was not known yet. Nihang Singh has been taken in custody by the police. Further details are awaited. Check out our website for any updates
  8. Source:http://singhstation.net/2015/04/breaking-bapu-surat-singhs-son-finally-released-from-jail/ Ludhiana – Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s son & NRI Sikh Ravinder jeet Singh Gogi who was detained in Ludhiana Jail since last one month, has now been released and all fabricated charges again him are withdrawn by the Punjab Police. This was disclosed here by Dalwinder Singh Dhoot Chairman North American Punjabi Association (NAPA). Dhoot thanked Mr Sunil Soni IAS External affair Secretary for Overseas Indian affairs New Delhi , US Law Makers, Sikh Organisations and all those who made this happen.
  9. http://singhstation.net/2015/04/melbourne-sikhs-hold-street-parchar-on-baisakhi-to-raise-their-identity-awareness/ Melbourne – Sikhs from all around Melbourne organized Street Parchaar around Flinders Street Station on 14th April 2015 to raise awareness of Sikh identity. The event was held on the pious day of Vaisakhi with the idea of educating Australians and other multicultural communities about Sikhs and their unique identity. The main aim of the street parchar was to increase awareness about Sikhs in the society that we interact with everyday, and promote understanding about who Sikhs are. A number of Sikh organisations including Gurdwara Sahib Craigieburn, Gurdwara Miri Piri, Australian Sikh Support, Khalsa Shaouni Plumpton, 13 Khalsa, Khalsa Education Australia, Damdami Taksal Australia, AKJ Australia and many volunteers took part in the event. Click HERE to see Event Pictures While raising awareness of Sikh identity, Community members distributed more than 10,000 pamphlets educating public about ‘Who Sikhs are?‘ and also shared core beliefs of the Sikh religion with others. The event also featured free fruits, canned food and drinks. This event was first of its kind in Melbourne and was well-received by other communities. The street parchar is indeed a great initiative to fight ignorance and prejudice against Sikhs and to educate all non-Sikhs about our religion and its traditions. http://singhstation.net/2015/04/melbourne-sikhs-hold-street-parchar-on-baisakhi-to-raise-their-identity-awareness/
  10. http://singhstation.net/2015/03/nanak-shah-fakir-director-moves-high-court-against-producers/ @mrsinghstation
  11. http://singhstation.net/2015/03/sgpc-virtually-ends-nanakshahi-calendar/ Amritsar – The SGPC move to come out with Sikh New Year calendar having “Bikrami character” has not found favour with Sikh organisations in various countries. These organisations have rejected the new calendar and expressed their resentment over the changes made in the NanakShahi Calendar. With the Sikh high priests releasing a calendar on a new pattern for the Sikh New Year, though in the guise of Nanakshahi calendar, it is virtually the end of the road for the Nanakshahi calendar that was introduced in 2003 and was later amended in 2010. Set to cause more confusion over dates of certain events and missing out on important days of other religions, the special one-year edition of Nanakshahi Calendar (NC) 2015-16 (Samwat 547) was released by Jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh on Saturday. A quick look at the new calendar 2015-16 gives the impression that it is a hurried job as it mentions only 79 occasions against the 126 in NC 2014-15. The calendar is said to have been prepared on the basis of Gurbani and historic sources by an 11-member committee constituted by SGPC. The new calendar has listed the death anniversaries of Sukhdev Singh Sukha and Harjinder Singh Jinda and that of Baba Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. It also gives the dates of the deaths of Bhai Satwant Singh and Bhai Kehar Singh but do not mention that of Beant Singh. The new one also lists Independence Day and Republic Day. The martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev was observed on June 1 in NC 2014-15, but falls on May 22 as per the new one and on June 16 according to the original NC. Similarly, the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh was given as December 28 in the previous NC, but has been fixed as January 16 in the new calendar; it was January 5 as per the Nanakshahi calendar. The new calendar has also missed out Sikh religious days like Chotta Ghallughara, Saka Paonta Sahib, Morcha Guru Ka Bagh, Sarhind Fateh Diwas and birth anniversary of Bhagat Ravi Das After its release, the Akal Takht jathedar clarified that the calendar would be applicable for the current year only. Expecting protest from those backing the Pal Singh Purewal-authored NC, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) officials changed the venue of its release at the eleventh hour from Gurdwara Manji Sahib Diwan Hall to the Akal Takht secretariat. According to The Tribune News, American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) coordinator Dr Pritpal Singh said, “We reject the committee constituted by the Sikh clergy to resolve the calendar row and the calendar released by the SGPC.” He said the AGPC had been following the original Nanakshahi calendar since 2003 and would continue to do so in future. He said their apprehensions regarding the revival of Bikrami calendar have come true with the fresh SGPC move. He urged the Akal Takht Jathedar not to play with Sikh sentiments. The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) also stated that it would stick to the original Nanakshahi calendar. PSGPC general secretary Gopal Singh Chawla, said, “The PSGPC led by its president Sham Singh released the original Nanakshahi calendar for the New Year on Saturday.” He said they would continue to follow it in future as it symbolised the distinct identity of Sikhs. Gulbarg Singh of the Global Sikh Council (GSC) also rejected efforts by “any local organisation, especially the one under the control of a politician, to decide on global Panthic matters”. “Therefore, any decision, made by any committee, formed by the SGPC by exploiting the name of Akal Takht, to sabotage Nanakshahi calendar, the symbol of Khalsa Panth’s sovereignty, will not be acceptable,” he said. Referring to the Sikh Gurdwara Act, he said the SGPC’s responsibility and authority was limited to the management of historic Sikh shrines in Punjab and others under its control. “Under the Act, no jathedar of any shrine, including Akal Takht, has been assigned any authority to act as a spokesperson for the Sarbat Khalsa, the Khalsa Panth.” He felt it was high time for the Sarbat Khalsa to become active and discharge its duties independent of any outside influences, political or otherwise. The National Sikh Council of Australia Inc, which is a member of the GSC, also said the SGPC’s authority was limited to Punjab and Haryana only and not all Sikhs in the world. The council said,“The SGPC represents gurdwaras in Punjab and Haryana only, but most of the simple-minded diaspora Sikhs are under the impression that the SGPC is the controlling body of all Sikhs in the world, which is not true. The GSC should not follow the SGPC, rather the SGPC should follow the GSC,” it stated in a letter written to Gulbarg Singh of the GSC. Share this: http://singhstation.net/2015/03/sgpc-virtually-ends-nanakshahi-calendar/@mrsinghstation
  12. SOURCE: http://singhstation.net/2015/03/baba-baghel-singh-invader-of-mughal-delhi/ It is really sad that we Sikhs have forgotten our Sikh generals and heroes. Most of us do not know that there was a time when Sikh generals like Hari Singh Nalwa subdued Afghans and hoisted the Sikh flag beyond the Khyber pass. We do not remember that once the Gagaga Doab was under the protection of the Sikh Misls and the Sikh chiefs realized Rakhi (Protection money) from that area. A few of us know that Baghel Singh vanquished Delhi, entered the Red Fort and the Mughal Emperor , Shah Alam, had to yield to his terms in 1783. Baba Baghel Singh (1730 – 1802) was born in village Jhabal, District Amritsar. From humble beginnings he arose to become a formidable force in the area between River Sutlej and River Yamuna. He was tall, well-built, with brownish eyes and slightly blackish color. He was brave, fearless and wise. Karora Singh, head of the Karorsinghia Misl, was issue less and had adopted his personal servant, Baghel Singh, as his successor. After the death of Karora Singh in the battle against the Nawab of Kunjpur in 1761, Baghel Singh who belonged to a poor Dhalival Jatt family succeeded him as head of the Karorsinghia Misl . As well as being a good soldier, Baba Baghel Singh was a very good political negotiator and was able to win over many an adversary to his side. The Mughals, the Ruhilas, the Marathas and British sought his friendship. Then Baba Baghel Singh turned his attention towards the cis-Yamuna territories. Soon the Sikhs were invading territories in Delhi and beyond, including Meerut, Awadh, collecting tribute from the Nawabs of each area. He is celebrated in Sikh history as the vanquisher of Mughal Delhi. On the 11th of March 1783, the Sikhs entered the Red Fort in Delhi and occupied the Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience). It is also commonly believed that Baba Baghel Singh with his army had camped in the jungles surrounding Delhi from which they were planning to secretly launch their attack. The place where the camp was established later came to be known as “Tees Hazaari”. This is where the present day Delhi High Court is located. Another story goes that the Mughal Emperor when he came to know that Sikhs were planning to attack Delhi, as sufficient quantity of food and other essential commodities were stocked in the fort he ordered that all gates of the fort be closed so that the Sikhs camping in the jungles would soon run out of rations and go back. Some of the Sikhs accidentally came across a mason from the neighbourly village who informed them that a particular place the wall of the fort had caved in from inside though the exterior was intact. He also agreed to lead the Sikh and show them this spot. The Sikhs planned to ram the wall with logs to make a hole in the wall to enter the fort through. This place is now called “Mori Gate” and this where the Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in present Delhi is located. Baba Baghel Singh had set up an octroi-post near Sabzi Mandi to collect the tax on the goods imported into the city to finance the search and the construction of the Sikh Temples. He did not want to use the cash received from the Government Treasury for this purpose, and most of that was handed out to the needy and poor. He often distributed sweetmeats, bought out of this Government gift, to the congregationalists at the place which, now, is know as the Pul Mithai.
  13. For updates to this news, CLICK at http://singhstation.net/2015/02/bhai-amrik-singh-zakhmis-daughter-bibi-rajeshwar-kaur-passes-away/ In a very shocking news that arrived this morning, Bhai Amrik Singh Zakhmi’s beloved daughter Bibi Rajeshwar Kaur died of cancer yesterday on 22nd February. Rajeshwar Kaur was also the host of ‘Path diyan Singhaniyan‘ run by Fateh TV and has won award for her performance and contribution to the show. She herself was a great Gurmat Sangeet Kirtaniya and was a well-known religious artist. Her Antim Yatra will be conducted today in Jalandhar. This is indeed a very big loss to the Sikh Panth ! SinghStation prays for the departed soul and to take her off the circles of incarnations.
  14. http://singhstation.net/2015/02/mars-one-mission-first-sikh-shortlisted-one-way-trip-red-planet/ Taranjeet Singh Bhatia is the first Sikh name put forward to become the first humans to step foot on the Red Planet. More than 200,000 people applied for the controversial privately-funded mission that organisers have estimated will cost six billion dollars and is set to be filmed for a reality television series. The Mars 100 Round Three candidates include 50 men and 50 women with 39 from the Americas, 31 from Europe, 16 from Asia, 7 from Africa, and 7 from Oceania. Taranjeet Singh Bhatia, 29, a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida, is among the three Indian hopefuls, who will move on to the next round of an ambitious private mission that aims to send four people on a one-way trip to Mars in 2024. Taranjeet said, "All my life I always wanted to be involved in space missions. As a child, I spent hundreds of nights, gazing at the sky and always wanted aliens to abduct and take me into space." The other two Indian candidates are Ritika Singh, 29, who lives in Dubai, and Shradha Prasad, 19, from Kerala. http://bit.ly/taranjeet-singh-mars-one-mission
  15. http://singhstation.net/2015/02/urgent-appeal-help-end-vikram-singh-dhanaulas-hunger-strike/ Melbourne – In view of the critical condition of Vikram Singh Dhanaula and the indifference of Indian government, SinghStaion.Net on behalf of Australian Sikh Sangat appeals to Vikram Singh Dhanaula to END his hunger strike. According to latest reports, Vikram Singh Dhanaula is in CRITICAL condition after 64 days of “Hunger Strike till Death.” His life is in imminent danger with every passing moment. Vikram’s Hunger Strike is to seek justice for the November 1984 Sikh genocide victims. On behalf of the Australian Sikh Community, we make the following appeal to: Various Sikh organizations & SIkh Activists to help End Vikram Dhanaula’s Hunger Strike. Press & Media to immediately visit the “Hunger Strike Camp” in Delhi and highlight the situation in the media. The media attention may help buy time. United Nations and Human Rights Organizations to remind the Indian Government of its obligations and the various Human Rights Charters that it is signatory to. We also demand that the authorities must provide immediate medical assistance to him and stop insulting the basic human right, the dignity of life. SinghStation.Net has received a number of messages from Sikh Sangat in Australia who are wanting to see him back in good health with his family and join the fight against justice by some other means.
  16. In an exclusive interview with The Anadolu Agency in the prison’s visiting room with guards in close attendance, Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara claimed that Indian officials misled him following his detention and tricked him into signing a document saying he wanted to fight his case in India. Though It was not established during the ten-minute interview on Wednesday exactly who the officials were, India requested Tara’s extradition on the day of his arrest and an order to return him to India was issued by a Thai court the following day. Bhai Jagtar Singh also told Agency that, “They made fun of me and told me ‘You should speak here otherwise you will speak there [india].’” “First, I asked to have an attorney, but [the Indian officials] said that I did not have the right to a legal representation in Thailand,” Singh said. “They dictated me what to write.” “But I don’t want to go to India because I will get a death sentence.” Full News: http://singhstation.net/2015/01/indian-officials-misleading-jagtar-singh-tara-to-sign-extradition-docs/
  17. Amritsar – To provide an unhindered view to the Golden Temple and the Ramgarhia Bungas (towers) in the backdrop, the state government has initiated work to remove an overhead water tank. Ever since the live telecast of Gurbani started from Sri Harmandir Sahib, the water tank in the backdrop of the two observation towers of Bunga Ramgharhia looked like an eyesore and the devotees watching the live telecast were irked by the sight of water tank constructed in the Galiara in 1988. Visible from the Golden Temple parikarma, the tank lies between the bungas. The 135-ft-high overhead tank was the first to be targeted by the tanks firing from the Sultanwind gate side before the army stormed the shrine in June, 1984 Operation Bluestar and was reconstructed in 1988 to store municipal water. In 2011, then Deputy Commissioner KS Pannu had also sought to dismantle it, but work could not be started as there was no follow-up action. The government has now entrusted the task to the Amritsar Development Authority (ADA). Underground ducts have been constructed to redirect sewage and water supply lines to make the tank defunct. Since the tank is located near a market, all shops have been ordered to remain close till the dismantling work is on. The shopkeepers have been offered Rs 25,000 per month as compensation. Sandeep Rishi, chairman, ADA, said special remote-controlled equipment and cutters had been engaged to dismantle concrete slabs that were being removed with the help of a crane. “The tank had eclipsed the view of the Golden Temple. The tourists generally enquire about the significance of Bungas, but it becomes difficult to tell them about the tank that stands between the Bungas. “This was brought to the notice of the Chief Minister who directed us to do away with the tank. It will take us two months to complete the job. We have adopted a special diamond-cutting technique ,” he said. Source: http://singhstation.net/2015/02/work-starts-demolition-water-tank-near-golden-temple/
  18. In a shocking and shameful incident, Saroop of Guru Granth Sahib Ji taken to do Parkash and Kirtan at a Bollywood Night Club Bar in Malaysia. The incident took place on 5th January at Moshi Moshi Nightclub. which promises a ‘brand new clubbing’ and the ‘craziest Bollywood’ experiences. The spark that ignited the issue was the act of bringing the SGGS into the pub premises on the pretext of holding prayers on that Sunday evening. The night club owners had issued an apology for their actions on the same night, with a statement posted on one of the Facebook pages promoting the premises. In a impromptu meeting that same night, Sarabjit Singh Rangila Durgwale, the kirtani involved, had also apologised for what he termed as an error of judgment on his part, according to people who were present personally. When the word starting making its way via social media around 7pm, a group of young Sikh men had gone to the night club. According to eye-witnesses available at the place of incident, he said that “When we reached there, the prayer programme was about to complete, We waited for the semaphti and then took Guru maharaaj [sGGS] to Titiwangsa.” The SGGS saroop was brought to the premises from Gurdwara Sahib Titiwangsa, a gurdwara in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Some of the boys were quite upset, angry. We managed to calm them down. We told them to send five people to speak to Rangila,” said Baldave Singh Leo, an entrepreneur and a renown local kirtani, who happened to be at the Tatt Khalsa programme. A meeting was held today at 2pm attended by sikh organization, namely SNSM, MGC, Niketan,SGGS Academy and committee members from titiwangsa gurd. After lengthy deliberation the meeting decided unanimously that it is best for the Panj Piaray to summon the relevant persons to appear at Gurd Sahib Titiwangsa at 8.00pm tonight(5th January 2015) to hear the case and decide accordingly. 5 Piaray representing the above organization hereby summoned the following persons to come before Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and Panj Piaray A) Sukhwinder singh Bedi (owner of the pub) B) Sarabjit singh rangila and jatha (Kirtani jatha that performed at the pub) C) Shamandeep singh and jatha (Kirtani jatha that performed at the pub) D) Shankar singh (sewadar from titiwangsa gurd that served as giani ji in the function at the pub) According to Sikh Channel, Panj Pyarey later made the decision in the presence of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and the Sadh Sangat on the 5th January 2015 at Gurdwara Sahib, Titiwangsa. The Panj Pyarey have unanimously agreed that all persons summoned are guilty of their act and are punishable. These are the thankah (punishment): 1. Bhai Sukhwinder Singh Bedi – One Akhand Paath at GS Titiwangsa – 4 hours of total listening to Baani during the Akhand Paath. – Mool Mantar 108 a day for 40 days. – 7days Jorey(shoes) Di Sewa out of the 40 days – Ardass & Degh after the 40days. 2. Bhai Sarabjit Singh Rangila & Jatha – One Sukhmani Sahib per day each of them, for 40days. – Jorey(shoes) Di sewa for 11days out of the 40days – Ardass & Degh after the 40days. 3. Bhai Shamandeep Singh & Jatha – Three Japji Sahib Paath per day, each of them, besides their Nitnem for 40 days - Paandey(Utensils) Di sewa for 11days, out of the 40 days – Ardass & Degh after 40 days 4. Giani Shankar Singh – Three Japji Sahib per day for 40days, besides his Nitnem – Charu(Sweeping) Di sewa at the Gurdwara compound for 40days – Ardass & Degh after 40 days 5. Gurdwara Committee – Akhand Paath to be organized by the committee members at Gurdwara Sahib Titiwangsa with their own maya(money) from Daswandh – Sewa during the Akhand Paath The Panj Pyarey has reminded that this act should not be repeated ever again. This is the decision by the Panj Pyarey. The Sangat is requested to abide by the decision. The Panj Pyarey has requested to set up a Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Satkaar Committee to draw up guidelines & framework on Satkar of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Originally sourced from: http://singhstation.net/2015/01/ultimate-beadbi-guru-granth-sahib-ji-taken-nightclub-bar-malaysia/
  19. MUMBAI: The 21st annual Life OK Screen Awards nominations for best animated feature got announced in Mumbai yesterday. First Sikh 3D Punjabi Blockbuster Movie CHAAR SAHIBZADE got awarded for BEST ANIMATION FEATURE FILM.
  20. Just days after an ITV programme paid tribute to Ravi Singh of Khalsa Aid, he has been honoured at an awards ceremony in Amritsar. Ravinder Singh alias Ravi Singh, was named ‘Sikh of the Year’ yesterday in Amritsar at the Media Punjab Tv Fateh Academy Sikh Awards for safeguarding the human rights and reaching out to these afflicted by natural and politically motivated catastrophes.. Khalsa Aid Founder/CEO Ravinder Singh He was accompanied by his friend Jim Winkworth, who he met during his time helping out in Burrowbridge, Somerset, during the flooding there. Jim had tricked Ravi into appearing on ITV’s Surprise Surprise just days before. On his Facebook page, Mr Singh wrote of the symbolism of his friendship with Mr Winkworth: “The journey for myself and Jim Winkworth began during the floods relief in Somerset earlier this year and has now taken Jim to the most beautiful and spiritual place in the Sikh world. In a world full of hate the UK Sikh community and the Somerset community have become a beacon of hope and friendship “I hope this relationship will strengthen to serve humanity all over the world.” The announcement of Ravi’s award on Facebook has already been ‘liked’ by over 6,000. http://singhstation.net/2015/01/khalsa-aid-founder-ravinder-singh-awarded-sikh-of-the-year/
  21. A 37 years old man identified in Thai police and media as Gurmeet Singh, has been arrested by team of Chon Buri provincial police and soldiers from the 14th Army Circle. However, international-media reports, including India’s Hindustan Times, revealed that the arrested person taken into custody actually was Jagtar Singh Tara, who has been in Thailand on a Pakistani passport for months under the identity of one of his companion in the 1995 attack. According to Thai Media reports, Acting on information provided by Indian officials, police and soldiers raided a house on Soi Mabyailia in tambon Nong Phreu in Bang Lamung district around 7.30pm Monday. Officers also arrested Pakistani national Ali Alat, 48, the owner of the house. The Indian newspaper identified Alat as “Khalat Bari” and quoted Indian government sources as saying the Pakistani was sheltering the Khalistan Tiger Force chief at the behest of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence. The two men were taken to Nong Phreu police station. Alat, who told Thai media he did not know of Jagtar Singh’s criminal background. “It took quite some time to arrest him. We had been following him for a while, but at one point he slipped off the radar,” national police spokesman Pol Lt Gen Prawut Thawornsiri told The Associated Press. Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara was sentenced by the Punjab and Haryana court, along with Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana, Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara and others for their involvement in the execution of the former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh. Along with Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara and Bhai Paramjit Singh Bheora, Jagtar Singh Tara made a sensational escape from Chandigarh’s High Security Burial Jail. Bhai Tara is believed to have worked under Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara’s leadership when he was an active member of Babbar Khalsa International. According to The Hindustan Times, Punjab police had spent three weeks in Thailand in September, but Jagtar Singh disappeared. Thai media quoted Mr Alat telling police that Singh had phoned him on Jan 1 to seek his help, saying authorities were seeking him because of an expired passport. He reportedly offered 30,000 baht to rent the house for 2-3 days. Indian media, however, say “Alat” was fully aware of Singh’s identity and is the brother of Sultan Bari, a Pakistan-based agent of the ISI intelligence agency. Pol Maj Gen Nitipong said police would contact the Indian embassy to take Singh. http://singhstation.net/2015/01/breaking-ktf-chief-bhai-jagtar-singh-tara-arrested-in-thailand/
  22. Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Ji Khalsa who is sitting on 54th day of his hungers strike today seeking the release of Sikh political prisoners, has expressed his last wish before the sangat today. Bhai sahib stated that he would like to pay obeisance to Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar on January 8. He further added that he has full respect for Sri Akal Takht Sahib and that the morcha will continue if he was to leave his physical body. Bhai Gurbaksh will be leaving from Gurdwara Lakhnaur Sahib at 9am on 8th January followed by a Huge cavalcade of Sangat and he has requested Sikhs and all his supporters to join him on his way to Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji. He has also requested various Sikh organizations, political parties, Human Rights organizations and others to become part of the convoy. Sangat is requested to reach Gurudwara Lakhnaur Sahib on morning of 8th January 2015 to be a part of March for darshan of Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar. Source: http://singhstation.net/2015/01/bhai-gurbaksh-singh-khalsa-expresses-last-wish/
  23. Melbourne – In the sad and most untimely demise of Bhai Harjinder Singh, who left us on 30th december 2014, our Sikh community has lost a very loving and chardikala Singh. Harjinder Singh was a invaluable member of our community. He was loved by many of us and was particularly very popular amongst the kids as he taught them Gatka. He was also considered Ustad of Damdami Taksal Ranjit Gatka Akhara in Australia. Harjinder inspired many around him with his charismatic Sikhi saroop and was always in a spirit of Chardikala. He will be truly missed. Harjinder Singh spent his last few days at Sikh Sewaks Australia Gurmat Family Camp. His body is currently sent for postmortem to find the cause of his death. Harjinder’s wife and other family members are in Punjab. He was only 27. May Waheguru ji bless his soul and give his family and friends the courage through this difficult time. According to Gurdwara Blackburn website, Preparations are currently being made for Harjinder to be sent to his family in Punjab for his funeral and last rites. Also there is Akhand Path Sahib Starting in his sweet memory at Gurdwara Sahib, Blackburn on Friday 2/01/2015 at 4pm. Bhog and Antim Ardas will take place on Sunday 4/01/2015 6pm onwards. Source: http://singhstation.net/2015/01/sad-untimely-demise-bhai-harjinder-singh-melbourne/
  24. Jan 2, 2014. A frantic 4-day search for Hari Simran Singh Khalsa in the mountains around Tepoztlán, Mexico ended Friday when rescue teams found his lifeless body. The young man appeared to have fallen from a height while hiking, sustaining an injury to the head that killed him instantly. Khalsa, along with his wife Emily Ad Purkh Smith, were on vacation at the Villa Maria Inmaculada retreat center in Tepoztlán to take part in a spiritual retreat. On the afternoon of December 30, 2014, Khalsa took a short hike in the mountains near the center. Partners: Smiran and his wife, Emily Smith Khalsa sent a text message to his wife at 12:30 pm on Tuesday with a photo and a message, “Looking down on you!” The next message Mrs. Smith received was at 2:20 pm, and said, “I accidentally summited another mountain. Looks like I’ll be a little later coming back . Save me some lunch if you can.” Those were his last communications with his wife. Two memorial vigils will be held this evening. One at the Raj Yoga Center in Sterling, Virginia. The Virginia vigil will begin at 7 pm EST and include chanting and prayers for Khalsa and his family.http://rajyoga.org. A second memorial will take place in Espanola, New Mexico, USA – and this will be livestreamed through 3HO.org. The livestream will begin at 5:30 pm MST.http://new.livestream.com/HealthyHappyHoly/HariSimran In the meantime, family and community members remain in Mexico making arrangements for his remains to be returned to the United States. Final journey: Rescue workers carry the body of Hari Simran Singh Khalsa Khalsa was a beloved member of the Sikh American community. He served as an active Kundalini yoga teacher and with his wife ran the Raj Yoga center in Sterling, Virginia. In addition, Khalsa was a community organizer with the Sikh Coalition, and an executive assistant for Sikh Dharma International. He was known for his light, clarity, compassion, kindness, and willingness to serve. FindHariSimran.com issued the following statement upon learning of his passing. “It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Hari Simran Singh has been found. He appears to have fallen while hiking and sustained a fatal injury to the head. We believe he passed instantly and did not suffer. His family and friends are making the proper arrangements in Mexico. There will be a memorial vigil tonight in Virginia. Please send your love to his family, friends and our entire community and pray with his family tonight. Thank you to everyone – the local and national governments of Mexico, the United States Embassy, the Red Cross, all the volunteers, the media, and all of you for helping us #findharisimran. This journey has been a testament to the enormous amount of love and goodness he shared with us all during his time on earth. His last picture said ‘Looking down on you.’ We know he is an angel in the heavens now looking down on all of us. We love you, Hari Simran.” Hari Simran Singh Khalsa is survived by his wife, Emily AdPurkh Smith, Sterling, Virginia and his parents, Sat Jagat Singh and Guru Surya Kaur Khalsa Brooklyn, New York. Taken from source: http://singhstation.net/2015/01/missing-american-sikh-hari-simran-singh-khalsa-found-dead/
  25. Full News: http://singhstation.net/2015/01/sewa-2014-sikh-awards/ The great personalities that have contributed to the promotion of Sikhism were honoured by SEWA ( Social Educational Welfare Association) in association with International Fateh Academy on Monday, December 29, 2014 at a International Level Conference held at International Fateh Academy, Jandiala Guru. The special presence of ‘Five Singh Sahibaan’ to confer awards upon the distinguished personalities of the Sikh panth was a great honour and sanctified the event. The aim of the conference was to recognize those personalities that are making an indefatigable effort in different spheres not only to revive the honour but to spread the fragrance of Sikhism throughout the world. This Conference was a wonderful attempt by ‘SEWA’ a non-profit registered Society. The president of ‘SEWA’ S.Jagbir Singh, Chairman, and IFA shared that the Sikh of the Year Award was initiated in the year 2011. This time the awards are being given in different categories for which nominations were sought from the ‘Sikh Sangat’ through letters and e-mail. After a thorough verification of the nomination, 13 Gursikhs were selected by SEWA. The personalities honoured with Awards were: Ravinder Singh, founder of Khalsa Aid (U.K) was honoured with the ‘Sikh of the Year, 2014’ Award for safeguarding the human rights and reaching out to these afflicted by natural and politically motivated catastrophies. Bhai Mohinder Singh Ji: The gold-plating of Sri Harmandir Sahib, Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib, Takht Sri DumDuma Sahib, Sri Fategarh Sahib completed under the command of Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh Ji and in progress at Takht Sri Patna Sahib, earned him the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ for his dedicated service. Dr. Sarup Singh Alag, a noted writer, reporter, researcher of Sikh history was also conferred with the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ for his contribution to the Sikh Panth. Bhai Jagraj Singh was honoured with the ‘Sikh Youth Icon Award-2014’ for promoting Sikhism through the electronic media. Guribaadat Singh was conferred with the ‘Sikh Youth Icon Award-2014’ for being the first Amritdhari Gursikh to scale the highest peak in the world end that too at just 17 years of age. Akaal Purakh Ki Fauj (Org) empowers individuals of all ages to achieve their potential in physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects and to fulfill their responsibilities towards their family , society and religion. The organization that has started several projects for the service of Sikhi, was honoured with the ‘Sikh Organization Award’-2014. The Sikh Media Application ’Gurbani Searcher’ was honoured with ‘Best Sikh Application Award-2014.’ S.Bhupinder Singh was honoured with the ‘Bhai Ghanaiya Award-2014’ for his selfless service towards the locals. S.Gurpreet Singh was conferred ‘Pride of Sikhs Award-2014’ for being a Puran Gursikh, for honestly performing his duties in the capacity of an Inspector in the Gujrat police department. Giani Jagtar Singh Ji Jachak was honoured with the ‘Guru Piyare Award-2014’ for his endeavor to preach and promote the teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji worldwide. Bibi Harpreet Kaur was conferred with the ‘Dedicated Sikh Award-2014’ for her services in USA to enjoin the sikh children to their culture, heritage and religion. S.Gunveen Singh was honoured with the ‘Creative Sikh Award-2014’ for being a successful model, actor and director even while being a baptised Sikh. Sikh channel was conferred ‘Sikh Media Award-2014′ for its significant role in the telecasting of religious and spiritual programmes as Kirtan, Katha etc. Bhai Gurbaksh Singh, who is on hunger strike for the second time, for release of illegal prisoners from Indian jails, was honoured with the ‘So Kahiyat Hai Soora Award’ which was received by his son from the ‘Five Sikh Sahibaan’. Below are the links of Photos/Videos: Sikh Awards-2014 The Awards by SEWA will be a regular feature recognizing the great personalities of Sikh Faith for their contribution in upholding the honour and promotion of Sikhism. Please visit the following links to view the ceremony in its entirety: Click for the Photos of the Event
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