My Friend Bhai Avtaar Singh Jee sent me pictures of Dastaar Mukabala (Turban tying Competition) which he organised 2nd time in his native Village Talwandi Chaudrian. His village is located on the Road which links Sultanpur Lodhi (Sri Guru Nanak Dev sahib spent around 13yrs in this city) to Kapurthala and Goindwall Sahib. Bhai Sahib is a computer teacher in Senior Secondary School in his village and has a lot of pyar for Guru Sahib's Sikhi. I remember when i met bhai sahib last year, he shared sad story about sikh kids and youth leaving sikhi saroop, and how manmukh people try to create uncessary trouble whenever he tries to do something positive. But I really appreciate that depite problems, bhai sahib has organised this competition this year as well. May Guru Sahib bless Bhai sahib with more seva!
Kids doing 'Pag Pooni'
A View from Top ('Kothe de Chhat ton kichi gaye photo')
Bibian Preparing Langar for Sangat
Bibian making 'Parsadhe'. It is very rare now that you would see roti-making on such a big scale in punjab these days!!
Participants seems ready to compete for places now!
Bhai Avtaar Singh seems to be reviewing the participants Dastaar :)
According to Bhai Sahib around 50 youngster partcipated in the Mukabala!
Prizes! In India People Loves these!!
Prize Distribution: according to bhai sahib Bibi Bhajan Kaur Dograwala, member SGPC was the cheif guest.
Even medals were given!! Can U believe!!
Young Sikhs doing Kirtan in the Pavan Pavittar Hazoori of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee!
Sangat: I think they are seeing the competition, not listening to kirtan?
Group Photo at the End!
Some of them has really Big Dastaars!
May Guru Sahib do kirpa on all these participants so that Dastaar becomes a integral part of their everyday lives, not a just one-off affair.