Manjit Singh |Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Asia Samachar |14 May 2015
By Manjit Singh (on behalf of the organising committee)
Some 40 ex-Setapak High School Sikh students had attended a reunionat Gurdwara Sahib Pulapol, Kuala Lumpur, on May 9.
As early as noon, a core group of ex-students began arriving with their families in tow to partake in the ‘guru-ka-langgar’ preparation ‘sewa’. The gurdwara kitchen was a scene of spiritual harmony, hearty laughter, with many catching-up hugs and pleasantries being exchanged.
During the jodhmela programme itself, former student and now lawyer, Manjeet Singh, delivered a bilingual ‘veechar/viakhia’ session on ‘Naam and Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji’, with an emphasis on the need to balance the pursuit of worldly knowledge with spiritual knowledge.
These are how some of the members of the sangat responded to the talk: awesome, captivating and thought provoking.
To mark the first ever such special event by the ex-Setapak High Sikh youth, a customised ‘simran’ CD with the school logo were distributed to the sangat.
To honour his selfless service and contributions to the Sikh youth a ‘sarapao’ and a white trademark ‘dastar’ from Anandpur Sahib (courtesy of Vir Jaswant Singh an ex-student ) were presented to Master Daljit Singh.
To round-up an excellent event, Master Ji was persuaded to say a few words which he gracefully did in his usual smooth school-teacher style, enthralling the sangat with past reminisces and call for selfless ‘sewa’ and ‘naam jaapo’ .
The sanggat members present collected RM2,291 for the Nepal earthquake relief fund managed by the Coalition of Malaysian Sikh Organisations (CMSO).
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Setapak High’s large, active Sikh student population (Asia Samachar, 3 May 2014)
Setapak High School Sikh students re-union jodhmela (9 May) (Asia Samachar, 3 May 2014)