Wednesday, May 31, 2006

2nd International Akand Kirtan Samagham - Dublin

Sangat in Ireland was blessed by Guru jee to organise 2nd International Akand Kirtan Samagham on the eve of Guru Arjun Dev Jee's Prakash Deehara in Dublin Gurdwara on 27-28 May. Kirtan Seva was done by Sevadaars of AKJ uk, like always, kirtan was very chardi kala. Guru Jee also blessed dublin sangat with Amrit Di Daat. Five Ablakhi got Khande di Pahul, including dass. On Saturday evening, there was youth discussion session, where sangat had the opportunity to listen to Gurmukh Pyare from Uk, and then had questions regarding amrit. It was very enjoyable as Bhai Jatinder Singh made everyone to speak why he/she hadn't take khande de pahul yet!! still some people managed to avoid their turn by changing sides :)

Bhai Prithipaal Singh Jee (from Manchester) gave Powerpoint Presentaion on Importance of Seva & Simran in Sikhism

Bhai Jatinder Singh Jee giving talk to sangat.

Bhai Jatinder Singh jee had one to one talk with most of sangat.

Sangat listening to the talk

Young sikhs listening to talk with full attention.

Bhai Sukhwinder Singh jee gave very good talk on purpose of life!

more pics to follow:

Monday, May 15, 2006

Bhai Jasbir Singh Jee - Granthi Singh at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar, Dublin

Today is 15th May 2005, a normal day for me and most of you out there. But it holds a special place for Bhai Jasbir Singh (Guru ke Vazeer-Granthi Singh at Dublin gurdwara. 15th may marks the completion of a Decade long seva of Bhai Sahib in Dublin Gurdwara. Bhai Sahib came to Dublin on 15 May 1996 and has been in Guru Sahib's Seva ever since.Bhai Sahib has lot of pyar for Guru Sahib's seva. Bhai sahib is often praised for his service in the langar. He always make sure that anybody coming to Guru sahib's darshan do not go back without having langar or tea! Hope Guru Sahib would continue to take seva from Bhai Jasbir Singh in future as well

Bhai Sahib blongs to Garhshankar town in Hoshiarpur District in Punjab.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Anadpur Sahib - Our Ture Birth Place

Beautiful Poem received in a mail.....

Anandpur Sahib
Our True Birth Place
O Anandpur Sahib
City of Bliss
Land of the Pure
Birthplace of Mine

Cradle of the Khalsa, Home of Kesgarh Sahib, Our Guru Ji's Shrine,

You were first founded by Guru Tegh Bahadur, Nanak Number Nine,
Who soon summoned Gobind Rai to his side at the tender age of nine.

His father was deep in thought so he inquired, what was on his mind?
The Guru replied that tyranny had sunk their country into dire decline.

Gobind Rai proclaimed, why my noble father, let the blood be thine,
For I would rather go fatherless than see innocent millions maligned.

Thus a helping hand he did extend as all the while his life was on the line,
But the language of love is sometimes not enough as his brave son did find.

O Anandpur Sahib, City of Bliss, Land of the Pure, birthplace of mine,
From whose sacred soil sprang forth the Khalsa on the Vasakhi of 1699

Where the five beloved ones were baptized as they all knelt in a line,
And the tenth master declared, I am likewise your discipline as your art mine.

Here the Red Cross was foreseen well over a century ahead of its time,
Only they battlefields, not aiding the wounded was considered a crime.

You see neither friend nor foe, only faces of children of the One Divine,
With walls which shine dazzling white and borders that are colour blind.

Countless Pilgrims have been blessed by thee since the Spring of 1699,
May thy message of human rights spring eternal in our hearts and minds.

And so, to where Gobind Rai was reborn Guru Gobind Singh, I humbly pine,

O Anandpur Sahib
City of Bliss
Land of the Pure
Birthplace of Mine

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Multi-Linigual Ireland!

Can any one guess that how many laguages are being spoken in Ireland? ...10 or 25 or 70 or 100?.........exact no is 167, if you believe the researchers of National University of Ireland, Maynooth. I was quite taken aback by the number itself, and...well.. as expected Punjabi is one of them! list is quite long, does't feel like typing it ....what i will do is scan it and then upload is quite insteresting to see that so many languages are new to us .....