Tanjung Rambutan, Malaysia | 26 June 2015 | Asia Samachar
Tanjung Rambutan ladies are increasing the tempo for activities for the local Sikh community, especially for the women and children.
One of the most recent activity was the walkabout to homes of Sikhs on Father’s Day on 21 June 2015. They had a cake cutting ceremony at the Gurdwara Sahib Tanjung Rambutan (TRGS) after the regular asa-di-vaar programme in the morning.
After a discussion over chaa and parontha, an impromptu decision was made to visit some of the elderly men not able join them in the gurdwara for the Father’s Day celebration either due to old age or lack of transportation.
“The senior members visited were so happy to see us. One of them said this has never happened before. It was so nice to celebrate with them,” Manjeet Kaur tells Asia Samachar in a telephone conversation.
Manjeet, a retired sister at General Hospital Ipoh, Perak, is the deputy leader at the recently formed Istri Satsang (ladies wing) of the gurdwara.
Among others, they visited Jagjit Singh, now in his 80s, who was a former TRGS committee president. The former hospital attendant suffers from diabetic and is now bedridden.
Joining them in the visit was Suwaran Singh, a former colleague of Jagjit at Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta, then known Hospital Sakit Jiwa Tanjung Rambutan. [He is seen with the walking stick in the first photo].
“We believe this is the first such house visit by the Istri satsang in TR,” she adds.
Jageer Singh Sandhu, TRGS committee secretary, shared in his Facebook update: “A very successful event that won the hearts of the sangat. Going way out in reaching others with love. Sweets and cakes were given and distributed. Our sincere thanks to the Isteri Satsangat.”
Among the ladies in the group were Jit Kaur, Jaswinder Kaur, Manjit Kaur, Sarjit Kaur, Amarjit Kaur, Kiran Kaur and Malinder Kaur.
The Tanjung Rambutan Istri Satsang, formed in mid-2014 and led by Biro Kaur, plans to increase interaction with the local gurdwara committee and to assist organising more programmes.
“We intend to have more such house visits. We also plan to have more programmes in the coming months,” said Manjeet.
There are about 40 Sikh families int the TRGS that is more than a century old.
[Manjeet Kaur can be contacted at +6017.5553258]
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