| Opinion | Khalsa Land, Malaysia | 22 Dec 2015 | Asia Samachar |
By Amarjit Singh
Organising the Annual Gurmat Parchaar Samelan at the Khalsa Land is an exciting proposition, a realisation of a Sabha dream from the 1990s.
Of course, there are some fears. We ask ourselves whether the temporary facilities put up can cope with the hundreds who will be staying in for the next 7 – 8 days.
If it works to our satisfaction, we finally have a viable alternative to government schools — for which we literally have to go on all fours each year to obtain.
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And with the prevailing political and religious scenario we face, it is only a matter of time the school doors will be closed on us. Here, Waheguru blesses us with an alternative – albeit a less comfortable one.
In the 1970s, Sabha did not have an HQ. Today, we are comfortably in one [the present headquarters is in Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur].
We have long yearned for permanent Samelan premises. Perhaps we are finally there. A week from now, we will have clearer answers.
The life of a Sikh in Malaysia has been one of those who dare to dream. Here is another step — by those who dare to dream.
Be sincere, truthful, have faith — Waheguru will see you through. Jis ka karaj …….
Amarjit Singh has served as a volunteer in the Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia in various capacities since the 1970s. He was the Jathedar, the term used for the elected leader of the organisation, between 2010-2012. He has been serving as the Meet Jathedar since 2012. He is also involved in the sub-committee overlooking the development of the Khalsa Land.
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