Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Asia Samachar | 5 Apr 2015
Here are three things you should do when attending the last day of the Grand Vaisakhi Event at the International Youth Centre, Kuala Lumpur, today.
Of course, this is aside from listening to kirtan and katha (talks), visiting the bazaar and popping into the exhibition room.
Vaisakhi 4K Run & Family Carnival (2 May, KL)
Interested to join a 4km fun run? Then head to the booth at the one end of the staircase before you move up to the Darbar Sahib.
“We see many bhangra, giddha, etc, events for Vaisakhi. This is something different – a fun run and a family carnival,” chief organiser Jasmine Kaur tells Asia Samachar.
Jasmin, one of the two ladies in executive committee of the Gurdwara Sahib Main Doab, Pudu – the organisers of the event – is an event organiser by profession.
“I do events for corporates. We don’t have such events for Punjabi families. So, we thought, why not?” she says.
The other lady exco member at the gurdwara is Harcharan Kaur, another key member of the organising team, along with Ishvinder Singh. The event, from 7am to 1pm, will be held at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur.
They are expecting about 1,500 participants to take part in the run. Participants can go to marathon.com for online registration.
Malaysia’s Sport Minister Khairy Jamaluddin will officiate the event.
Splendid CDs on Japji, Asa-ki-Var
Once you’ve signed up, turn towards the Sabha Shoppe – the bookshop run by the Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia. Dr Sukhveer Singh, who was manning the bookshop yesterday, may be able to help you.
For a mere RM5, you can pick up two MP3 audio CDs on Japji Sahib and Asa ki Vaar by Dr Karminder Singh. The CDs are sold RM3 each, if bought separately. At this price, its a steal.
These are lectures at the Gurbani classes at the Gurdwara Sahib Petaling Jaya over the last two years. They are worth listening to.
Sikhs Camp Malaysia 2015 (1-4 May, Cameron Highlands)
Once you’re done at the bookshop, walk over to towards the Langgar area. Just as you reach the steps, check out the booth for the Sikhi Camp. You should see a group of eager young Sikh men and women, all ready to bundle you to the camp. The Sikh camp will take place in the cool hills of Cameron Highlands, Pahang.
Anything else that one must do today? Give us your feedback.
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