Ipoh gurdwara opens spanking new library

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Ipoh, Malaysia | 1 Sept 2015Asia Samachar 
NEW LIBRARY: Kids at the newly launched library at Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Ipoh. - PHOTO COURTESY WGSI
NEW LIBRARY: Kids at the newly launched library at Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Ipoh. – PHOTO COURTESY WGSI

Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Ipoh (WGSI), the largest gurdwara in Perak in terms of size, has opened a library and a resource centre said to be the first for a Sikh place of worship in the state.

The Library & Resource Centre committee chairman Jit Singh said that there was a need for such facilities to be opened up at the Sikh Temples as this places should be used not only as a place of worship but also as a centre for learning and excellence.

“In order to attract both the Gen X and Gen Y, the Management Committee felt that a more holistic approach was needed to come up with a concept of this centrewhich will be accepted both by the adults and the children,” he said in a statement.

Jit is also the headmaster of the Guru Nanak Punjabi School in Ipoh.

It was officially declared open on Aug 31 by Darshan Singh Gill, a former president of the gurdwara committee, and also president of the Malaysia National Sikhs Movement (GerakSikh).

The library has has more than 600 books ranging from religious, history and education.
It also have a special station where parents can bring their children and use the facilities by seeing educational CD programmes including activity books.

“The gurdwara is also wifi-enabled. Users can request the password from the office,” WGSI committee president Amarjit Singh Gill told Asia Samachar. Darshan is his father.

NEW LIBRARY: Darshan Singh (left) at the official opening ceremony of the library at Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Ipoh. Looking on (L-R0 are Sher Singh, Omkar Singh, WGSI manager Mohinder Singh, WGSI commitee president Amarjit Singh Gill and Jit Singh - PHOTO COURTESY WGSI
NEW LIBRARY: Darshan Singh (left) at the official opening ceremony of the library at Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Ipoh. Looking on (L-R0 are Sher Singh, Omkar Singh, WGSI manager Mohinder Singh, WGSI commitee president Amarjit Singh Gill and Jit Singh – PHOTO COURTESY WGSI

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