‘Malacca has blessed me…I got Sikhism back’

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Malacca, Malaysia | Asia Samachar | 25 May 2015

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The annual Sikh prayer programme in Malacca in the memory of Baba Sohan Singh have impacted many lives. Ranjit Singh, who runs a sports shop in Indonesia, is one of them.

He first visited the Sant Baba Sohan Singh Ji Selaana Yaadgar Semagam in 1997, the year after he had brought his mother in law to Malacca for dental treatment.

Back then, he did not maintain uncut hair and his beard was trimmed.

“Last time, I was cropped….Now, I [have] already taken amrit….I think this is the greatest blessing I got in my life from this place,” he tells Asia Samachar when met at Malacca.

“I got Sikhism back, I took amrit. I got the blessings from here.”

Ranjit, 66, is a sports retailer at Pekan Baru, Indonesia.

His wife’s cousin lives in Malacca, which explains why they came to the historical city for the medical treatment close to two decades ago.

“I’ve been coming every year since,” he said. Over the years, he has also encouraged other family members to join him at the programme.https://youtu.be/3BGXGPlhCSc

Each year, a few hundred Sikhs from Indonesia take part in the annual function at Gurdwara Sahib Malacca. The four-day programme ended yesterday (24 May).

Asked why people keep coming back, he says: “When wishes come true, you cannot stop them. Jinna nu berketaa meldiaa… [They who receive blessings…]”

When at the Malacca programme, Ranjit spends considerable time in the Guru ka Langgar (free kitchen) service.

 

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