Gurudwara Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahib, Pakistan

Gurudwara Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahib, Pakistan

Nankana Sahib is the Birth Place of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji (first Guru of Sikhs) Nankana Sahib is a holy place where the founder of Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev ji was born early in the morning to Mata Tripta Ji and Mehta Kalu Ji on 15th April, 1469 (Baisakh sudi 3, Samwat 1526). Bhai Gurdas in his Var (Var 1/27) has equated this event with –  the sun that lights up the earth after…

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Sikh Americans get backing to serve in military with beards, turbans

Sikh Americans get backing to serve in military with beards, turbans

A group of 27 retired military leaders backed Sikh Americans’ long standing demand to be allowed to serve in the US military while keeping their turbans and beards. Sikh Coalition, an advocacy group, plans to deliver a letter from the military leaders, including a retired three-star US Army general, to defense secretary Ash Carter saying Sikh Americans “should be given equal opportunity to serve.” “The US Department of Defense has taken important steps towards recognising…

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Wolverhampton Gurudwara discrimination case on hold

Wolverhampton Gurudwara discrimination case on hold

A landmark case against alleged discrimination at Wolverhampton’s biggest Sikh temple has been put on hold for two months after a judge ordered both parties to thrash out a compromise deal Disabled and elderly worshippers at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Sedgley Street, Blakenhall, brought a legal action against the temple’s ruling committee over alleged discriminatory practices. They claim members of the congregation who are unable to observe the custom of sitting on the floor…

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Sikh community provide food for Exeter’s homeless

Sikh community provide food for Exeter’s homeless

MEMBERS of the Sikh community teamed up with the Midland Langar Seva Society over the weekend to provide food for the homeless people of Exeter. The act of hospitality took place as Sikhs across the globe celebrated the birthday of the religion’s founder Guru Nanak. One of the three pillars of the religion involves helping those in need, and on Sunday members of the Sikh faith did just that by hosting a community kitchen at…

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Akal Takht jathedar warns against idols of Sikh Gurus

Akal Takht jathedar warns against idols of Sikh Gurus

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has issued a warning against the manufacture and sale of idols of Sikh Gurus. He has also appealed to the Sikh masses to refrain from purchasing those as idol worship is against Sikh ethics. There were reports in the recent past of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar being presented with the idol of Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Manji Sahib, run by the SGPC in Ambala. The matter was…

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Tent City for Sikh pilgrims at Nankana Sahib proposed

Tent City for Sikh pilgrims at Nankana Sahib proposed

In wake of ever increasing number of Sikh pilgrims consequently creating acute accommodation shortage, Pakistan government has proposed to erect a Tent City in Nankana Sahib, birth place of Sikh’s first master Guru Nanak Dev, on the lines of Tent City of Mina located near holy city of Mecca. Besides the Pakistan government has also constituted a committee for chalking out final plans of inauguration of proposed Baba Guru Nanak International University at Nankana Sahib….

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First Asian female High Court judge sworn in London

First Asian female High Court judge sworn in London

The first Asian woman to be appointed as a High Court judge has been sworn in at a ceremony in London. Bobbie Cheema-Grubb QC, 49, is one of just four “non-white” High Court judges, according to HM Courts and Tribunals Service records. Her appointment, which was announced in October, brings the number of female High Court judges to 23 out of 108. She is described in Chambers Bar UK as a “well-respected” barrister who “relishes…

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Sikh Gurdwara Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Sikh Gurdwara Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Sikh Gurudwara Cardiff is a registered charity (number 1106376) serving needs of the community and established since April 1977. Address 212a Pearl St, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 1RD. Tel:029 20465514 Website: http://sikhgurdwaracardiff.com To maintain the Gurdwara Donations are highly appreciated. The Donations we receive will go towards maintaining the Gurdwara and paying for supplies. Please Send your Donations to: Gurmit Singh Randhawa President Phone: 07971 701791 ; 02920 462835 Email: gsran007@hotmail.com Wales is a country…

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