Singapore | Asia Samachar |1 June 2015
By Organising Committee
The youth at Singapore’s Sri Guru Singh Sabha are organising a Sikh camp after seven years.
The Gurmat Parchar Samelan 2015, from June 16-20, is targeting 150 participants.
What will make it all the more exciting is the presence of foreign guests: Jagraj Singh from Basics of Sikhi, Sukhmani Kaur from Mighty Khalsa, Ramneek Kaur, Karan Kaur from Style with Kaur and Manak Singh.
The camp is called “Back to BaSikhs – My Identity” and targets SIkh youth between the ages of 12-17.
The UK-based Bhai Jagraj Singh runs a YouTube channel ‘Basics of Sikhi’ which addresses Sikh issues pertinent to Sikhism and also conducts Street Parchar to educate the general public on Sikhi.
Sukhmani Kaur, also from the UK, runs Mighty Khalsa. Among others, she tackles issues like removal of body hair.
Ramneek Kaur from Thailand, better known by her stage name Rimi Nique, has been a contestant of the singing contest India’s Rawstar.
Karan Kaur, known as Style with Kaur on social media, is the first female turbaned fashionista who has just crossed the one year mark on her Instagram journey inspiring Sikh women all around the globe and proving that a woman with a turban can still be stylish, without compromising on the principles of Sikhi. She will be targeting female identity issues.
Manak Singh is the first Sikh keshdari model to grace the covers of the GQ magazine. His presence at the Samelan would encourage Sikh youths, especially the males, to embrace their physical identity and not perceive it as an obstacle to achieving their goals.
Another first for the camp would also be the house system for the participants. They would be divided in to 4 houses: Daler, Raftaar, Nirdhaaran and Syaanap.
The houses represent the following:
– Daler is represented by the lion and signifies bravery. The house colour is red.
– Raftaar is represents physical strength and speed, using a horse. The house colour is blue.
– Nirdhaaran is represented by the hawk and stands for determination. The house colour is yellow.
– Syaanap signifies intelligence and is showcased by the snake. The house colour is green.
In addition to a camp for youth, parents and adults are also encouraged to sign up for a workshop conducted by Bhai Jagraj Singh on meditation and inspiration.
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