Bhai Kulwant Singh visited the Gurdwara Sahib in June, to talk about his Roko Cancer Campaign in Panjab. Bhai Sahib is involved with work in Panjab by setting up cancer detection camps in villages throughout Panjab. He appeals to NRI's to sponsor the camps in their village's to aid the fight against cancer. It is a very noble cause, and one which the sangat and rural population of Panjab need educating on. For more details on the campaign please click here.
Please listen to the speech by Bhai Kulwant Singh below:
Bhai Ravi Singh of Khalsa Aid was able to visit the Gurdwara sahib ji on Sunday, and was ble to brief the sangat about the various projects Khalsa Aid are currently working on and also speak about why the organisation was set up and what obstacles they have faced since setting up.
Bhai Sahib spoke about the work carried out in Haiti, Kenya, and UttaraKhandh (India).
There was a short video shown which was about the projects involving the families of the shaheeds.
Bhai sahib stressed the point that it is the collective responsibilty of the Panth to look after the families of the shaheeds. The Singhs and Singhniyan who have made the ultimate sacrifice have done so in the belief that the Panth will look after their families after them, but unfortunatley we have neglected our duties. Some of the families are living in extreme poverty as the sole bread winners were the ones that became shaheed.
We have uploaded the audio recording for you to listen back to:
The Gurdwara was also able to present a cheque of £2800 to Khalsa Aid which has been collected by the sangat at the Gurdwara Sahib
If you would like further info on Khalsa Aid please click here.
Gurdwara Sahib organised a speacial kirtan darbar to bring in the new year. The event was really well attended, and kirtan seva was taken by local Gursikhs. We have added the audio from this divaan below.
1. So sathigur piaaraa maerai naal hai jithhai kithhai maino leae shhaddaaee
This Shabad is by Guru Amar Daas Ji in Raag Vadhans on Pannaa 587
so siqguru ipAwrw myrY nwil hY ijQY ikQY mYno ley CfweI ]
so sathigur piaaraa maerai naal hai jithhai kithhai maino leae shhaddaaee ||
That Beloved True Guru is always with me; wherever I may be, He will save me.
iqsu gur kau swbwis hY ijin hir soJI pweI ]
this gur ko saabaas hai jin har sojhee paaee ||
Most blessed is that Guru, who imparts understanding of the Lord.
Gurdwara Sahib organised a speacial kirtan darbar to commemorate the martyrdom of the Sahibzaadey. The event was really well attended, and kirtan seva was taken by local Gursikhs. We have added the audio from this divaan below.
1. Soora so Pehchaaniye
This Shabad is by Bhagat Kabeer Ji in Raag Maaroo on Pannaa 1105
sUrw so pihcwnIAY ju lrY dIn ky hyq ]
sooraa so pehichaaneeai j larai dheen kae haeth ||
He alone is known as a spiritual hero, who fights in defense of religion.
purjw purjw kit mrY kbhU n CwfY Kyqu ]2]2]
purajaa purajaa katt marai kabehoo n shhaaddai khaeth ||2||2||
He may be cut apart, piece by piece, but he never leaves the field of battle. ||2||2||
Please find below the audio recording of Bhai Manvir Singh's shabad veechar from this last weekend. Bhai Sahib first explains the following shabad which is written by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Dhanashree on ang 681.
jo mwgih Twkur Apuny qy soeI soeI dyvY ]
jo maagehi t(h)aakur apunae thae soee soee dhaevai ||
Whatever I ask for from my Lord and Master, he gives that to me.
Bhai Sahib then talks of a recent event which illustrates the power of Ardaas. The event is about a family who celebrated the birth of their newly born son by drinking alcohol and all the normal activities that occur when a son is born in a punjabi household. Unfortunatley the celebrations were shortlived as Doctors diagnosed the baby with downs syndrome. Listen to the audio below to find out what happened next, and how powerfull the ardaas is.