Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures

Festival of world Cultures, (2006) has become one of biggest annual event ever since it started in 2001. Last year over 200,000 people flocked to Dun-Laoghaire to experience the cultural diversity which it promised to showcase. Number of visitors is said to be much more this time. This year was special b'cose small, but vibrant sikh community in Ireland made their presence felt in the festival. On Saturday, there was talks session on sikhism.

Bhai Sukhwinder Singh fromUk gave a brief presentation about Sikhism covering core beliefs and cultural part also.

Audiences - turnout was bit low than what we expected b'cose of location of canteen where talks were organised, but whosoever came were taken care of.

Tea Party with bread & paneer wale pakore.....and discussion!

(Singh Pakoreya to bina kisse naal kar ke razi nahi)

Dhan Guru Dhan Guru de Sikh!

Bhai Jarnail Singh jee & Bhai Ragbir Singh jee.

Rambo and His wife with Bhai Jarnail Singh jee

Singh Arranging shashtars

Singhs seeking Guru's Sahib's kipra by doing Ardass

Bhai Jarnail Singh Jee with Nishan Sahib. On the other side is Bhai Ragbir Singh jee. These three elder Gursikhs (Bhai Jarnail Singh, Bhai Ragbir Singh and Bhai Pritpal Singh jee) were the main attraction for the media and other irish people, who kept on clicking if they are from other world!

Young Khalsas (from Baba Deep Singh Gakta Akhara, Dublin) performing sword fighting. Ferocity with which these young khalsa's traded swords was just amazing!

Gudu Veer Jee (R) Vs Gurmeet Singh or 'Gill Bhaji' from Baba Deep Singh Gatka Akhara Dublin.

Bhai Prithipal Singh (uk) performing with King-Size Tega!

Singh from Baba Ajit Singh Gatka Akhara (Uk) putting up brave face to others singhs.

As the singhs were performing with beats of dhol, more and more people were coming to see the singhs in action. when it was about to finsih, event manager has to stop the gatka demonstration midway, bcose he did not have enough security staff to controll the crowd. people had started to climb the walls erected on sea side!!!!

Irish Sikh Council Jindabaad!

Bhai Sahib from Uk and other Singhs With Irish Sikh Council banner. Majority of Singhs in the picture are active sevadaars in ISC. It just has been bit over two years that ISC is founded, since then it is doing commendable job with Guru Sahib's Kirpa.

Every time Bhai Sahib come to Ireland, most of us feel honorned to see off them! it is really a blessing to have sangat of these Gursikhs.


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Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

Great to see the wonderful seva the Irish Sikh Council are doing. Inspiring to see photos of great GurSikhs such as Bhai Sahib Raghbir Singh jee and Bhai Sahib Jarnail Singh jee and others.

Keep up good work.

Guru Ang Sang Sahaaee Hovan.

Sifar said...

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