Monday, March 19, 2007

St. Patrick Festival , 2007

Saturday17th Mach, 2007 was a very special day for Irish People worldover, and it was even more special to sikh Community in Ireland,

St. Patrick's Festival is Ireland's official celebration for Ireland's national holiday.
Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland who is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland.Saint Patrick is most known for driving the snakes from Ireland. It is true there are no snakes in Ireland!!

On Saturday around 650,000 people came to streets of Dublin City to watch 4000 performers in the parade.
More than 400, media were there to cover the parade! Millions of people around the world watched the parade live on televisions.

Gurvinder Singh & Bhai Jasvir Singh With Festival Banner

This is very first time that Sikh Community in Ireland participated in the Parade.

Kids as young as 5yr old Participated in the Parade.These kids were really a great attaction in the parade.

Gudu Veer Jee & Gurmeet Singh Gill

Both put lot of efforts in training the 30 member Martial Art Team! Two Martial Art group, Baba Deep Singh Gatka Akhara, Dublin and Baba Ajit Singh Gatka Akhara, Uk were involved in the Event.

"Ireland de dharti te Gabro Punjab de"
Kirandeep Singh and Harinderpal Singh, two member of Soul of Punjab Bhangra group. Jagroop Singh and others put a lot of efforts to give the best possible performance!

Bhangra & Giddha Performers Team with all the colours!

Soul of Punjab Bhangra Group, Dublin and Asli Bahaara Punjab Dhiyan, Uk, gave a electric performance!

Gurmeet Singh, Bhai Pirthipal Singh jee, Hardip Singh and Ranjit Singh

Singh With two other Participants!
Singh was in great demand for photo sessions throughout the parade!

Getting ready for Parade to start!

Performing during the parade!

Gatka Demonstration!

Bhai Sukhwinder Singh on Float

Singh is the King Hai!

No less than a celebrity!

Bhangra & Giddha Performers while moving thorugh College Green.
There performance was brilliant! they continued to dance nearly for 2hrs and travelling

After our group reached the finishing point!
Everyone trying to squeeze in to be part of Picture!

Singha Da Roop Niralla!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Educate Together National School, Lucan

Today was Sikhism Week in Educate Together National School Lucan. Sachman Singh Khalsa is student of Junior Infant in the School. Today morning, he gave a small talk on Sikhism and why he ties his Dastaar (Crown) everyday. Then he sang a beautiful poem, 'Mighty mighty Khalsa...We are the Khalsa'.

Bibi Jaskiran Kaur (Bhabi Jee) going to Assembly Hall With Japnitt Singh

Educate Together is the representative organisation of the Educate Together schools and associations throughout the Republic of Ireland. Today there are 41 Schools, 19 of which are in the greater Dublin area

Lining Up for the Assembly.

All the Student holding flags in their hands with a 'Khanda' drawn on it.

Sachman Singh Going to Class after the assembly Talk! Well done Sachman Singh!

Educate Together aims to meet a growing need in Irish society for schools that recognise the developing diversity of Irish life and the modern need for democratic management structures. In particular, Educate Together guarantees children and parents of all faiths and equal respect in the operation and governing of education.