Sukhmani Sahibs for the Sikh Shaheeds

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With the 25th commemoration of the Ghallughara, a great initiative called ‘Sukhmani Sahibs for the Sikh Shaheeds‘ (being held the first week of June, 2009) is being coordinated by the Jakara Movement throughout the United States. Starting in California, facebook groups have sprung up in Michigan, and the numbers of people participating are increasing. Texas and Washington DC have added to the list.

From their Facebook page:

The simplest, yet most powerful, thing one can offer another soul is a prayer.

Many of our parents are involved in Sukhmani Sahib groups in their local Gurdwaras. The Sikh Memorial Center is asking these groups, as well as any others that wish to participate, to come together and remember Guru Arjuns Shahadat and the Memory of the Shaheeds that gave their lives in the third Ghallughara (June 1984). How to we propose this remembrance? We are asking for these groups across the North America to perform Sukhmani Sahib during the first week of June and open the event to their entire local Sangat.

So how can you help? Well if your parents or someone that you know participates within a Sukhmani Sahib group, help us get them on board with this project! This event is not exclusive to parents, if you or your friends would like to put together a Sukhmani Sahib group of your own, contact me.

The coordinators task is difficult. For many of us, our mothers are part of these groups and the organizers are calling males at Gurdwaras to get in touch with these groups. If your mother is part of such a group, help the coordinators leap frog the males and send an email to them. At least help out that much. Better is to join your mother in the Sukhmani Sahib. Best of all, start your own group! Get in touch to get the information packet mailed out to you.

AND, if you live near Fremont Gurdwara:

They are also taking part in this project in a BIG WAY.

From June 5 to 7th at Fremont Gurdwara, they will be holding 25 Akhand Paaths and 40 days of Sukhmani Sahibs that have commenced. Also from June 19-21st the Gurdwara Sahib is organizing 84 Sukhmani Sahib Paaths, 7 Akhand Paath Sahibs and 10 Japji Sahib Paaths simultaneously in the Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale Hall. Dont read Gurmukhi? No problem, they have a group doing it in English and also in Hindi during that weekend. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. While some may argue about ritualizing paath, but they miss the point here the organizers are trying to motivate MORE PEOPLE and NEW PEOPLE to begin doing paath and this is one creative initiative by Fremont Gurdwara Sahib. For more information to volunteer at Fremont Gurdwara, email Harjot Singh Khalsa, by following this link.


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4 Responses to “Sukhmani Sahibs for the Sikh Shaheeds”

  1. Toronto Fatty says:

    WJKK WJKF

    this is just awesome. Hope the Sikhs doing this remain in Chardi Kala sada.

  2. Toronto Fatty says:

    OOOOO. 1 MORE THING, if any one living in TORONTO SEES THIS: DO wanna organize a Akhand Paath for the Shaheeds????

  3. Toronto Fatty says:

    WJKK WJKF

    this is just awesome. Hope the Sikhs doing this remain in Chardi Kala sada.

  4. Toronto Fatty says:

    OOOOO. 1 MORE THING, if any one living in TORONTO SEES THIS: DO wanna organize a Akhand Paath for the Shaheeds????