Feb 2014 Newsletter
Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the ten Gurus, the one who transformed the Sikh faith. In 1699 he created the Khalsa (Pure), a community of the faithful who wore visible symbols of their faith and trained as warriors. Today the Khalsa comprises all practising Sikhs. Guru Gobind named the Guru Granth Sahib his successor Guru Gobind Singh succeeded his father Guru Tegh Bahadur at the age of 9.
November 2013 sees Bandi Chhor Divas on the 3rd of November - the reason Sikhs celebrate Diwali is the release of prison of Guru Hargobind SIngh Ji, the sixth Guru who was unjustly imprisoned by Jahangir.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurh 17th Nov 2013 -
Guru Nanak (1469-1539) was one of the greatest religious innovators of all time and the founder of the Sikh religion.
The new academic year for our Punjabi School started on the 8th September 2013. It is encouraging to see that the school is extremely popular with our community.
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Sri Guru Amar Das initiated the practice of Langar, Abolished the caste system and lifted the status of women and gave them equality with men. He established the city of Goindval - 16th September 1574 is Sri Guru Amar Das Joti Jot Day.