Please Be Involved, Click here and Join UNITED SIKHS
To receive forthcoming bulletins join our UNITED SIKHS Yahoo group
To donate go to www.unitedsikhs.org/donate
This Community Voice may be read online at: http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/COMVCE-08-11-2007-00.htm
8th Nov 2007
25thKattak (Samvat 539 Nanakshahi)
Rabbi Shergill, a renowned singer’s, message to the school kids: “Those of my generation and I have a duty to pass on all the different components of this 'complex' culture to you -- the next generation”.
New Delhi: UNITED SIKHS organised the second Learning Values Series II last Friday, at Guru Nanak Public School, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi, for children between the ages of 11 to 12 years. The objective of this workshop was to make children understand the importance of wearing a Turban.
“Hi there kids: Pagrhi is a complex thing for me to talk about. I want to give you an overview. This world comprises of many cultures and its long-term balance depends on the survival of all of them. Think of the world as a building with many pillars. Now think of Sikhism as one of them. Think of Punjabiyat as one of them. It is crucial that it survives. It is crucial that the others survive. It is in our collective interest that all cultures survive.
Those of my generation and I have a duty to pass on all the different components of this 'complex' culture to you -- the next generation. And you will have the duty to pass it to the next one and so forth. All this so that the world is a more stable, richer place. Pagrhi is a crucial component of this culture. So, you know why you must wear Pagrhi -- for world peace!”
Shally Grover, student of Class VII B stated “This event has helped us in learning many things about our culture, history and religion”.
It has also been decided that prizes will be given away to the best three feedback forms filled by the children. Refreshments were served to all the students and the programme was concluded successfully.
You may read about the first UNITED SIKHS Learning Values event at
To transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity.
UNITED SIKHS is also an avenue for networking between like-minded organisations to establish and nurture meaningful projects and dialogues - whether social, cultural or political- to promote harmony, understanding and reciprocity in our villages, towns and cities.
UNITED SIKHS is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who share a common vision based on the belief that there is no greater endeavour than to serve, empower and uplift fellow beings. The core of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to civic service and social progress on behalf of the common good.
Accordingly, UNITED SIKHS has sought to fulfil its mission not only by informing, educating and uplifting fellow beings but also by participating in cross-cultural and political exchanges to ensure that the promises and benefits of democracy are realized by all.
We at UNITED SIKHS believe that the development of enlightened and progressive societies can be made possible by socially conscious groups of people who make a commitment to develop and direct human potential. Our work, efforts and achievements stand as a testament to our faith in this vision.