MALAYSIA: The coming Chinese New Year (CNY) holidays in mid-February will be a busy period for Sikh camp organisers in Malaysia. There are four camps in the pipeline.
“Today,we are meeting the local langgari at Tanjung Rambutan,” said Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM) Perak Branch jathedar Jaswant Singh.
SNSM Perak is preparing for the Tanjung Rambutan Mini-Samelan, to be held between Feb 19-22, 2015. It is one of the four Sikh camps during the CNY holidays, a major public holiday in Malaysia and Singapore.
Sorting out the Guru-ka-Langgar, prepared by the volunteers called langgaris, is a vital element in running a camp as the 100-odd participants will spend the next three days and two nights at the Gurdwara Sahib Tanjung Rambutan, which will host the event.
“Our preparation are going on smoothly. We expect about 100 participants from TR and neighbouring areas. We are also getting calls from interested participants from outside Perak. We will welcome them as well,” he told Asia Samachar.
The other two Gurmat mini-samelans are taking place in Penang and Khalsa Land, Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB). The fourth programme is the Fellowship Camp, a four-day camp at Gurdwara Sahib Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands to be held between Feb 19-22.
THE FOUR CAMPS:
- Seremban Youth Camp @ Khalsa Land, KKB (Feb 18-21)
- Perak Mini Samelan at Tg Rambutan (Feb 19-21)
- Penang Mini Samelan 2015 (Feb 19-21)
- Fellowship Camp at Cameron Highlands, Malaysia (Feb 19-22)
The Penang Mini Samelan 2015 (Feb 19-21), organised by Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (Penang Branch), will be held at Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang.
The Seremban Sikh youth are also planning a camp, but offsite. They will hold their four-day starting Feb 18 camp at the Khalsa Land, the SMS camp site at KKB, Selangor. The organisers have prepared a bus service form Seremban to KKB.
The Fellowship Camp is for those 18 years old and above. The four-day camp will be held between Feb 19-22, 2015 at Gurdwara Sahib Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. For those without transport, there will be a bus leaving from Kuala Lumpur the night before the camp begins. – ASIA SAMACHAR (3 Feb 2015)
[ASIA SAMACHAR is an online newspaper for Sikhs in Southeast Asia and surrounding countries. Go to www.asiasamachar.com]