Taiping Prison Sikh inmates get Guru Ka Langgar for Vaisakhi

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| Taiping, Perak, Malaysia | 15 April 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Taiping gurdwara management committee president Balraj Singh (red turban) shaking hands with Penguasa R Murali from the Taiping Prison when they brought Guru Ka Langgar for Sikh inmates at the prison in conjunction with Vaisakhi. The other gurdwara members were Gurnam Singh, Harjit Singh and Manjit Singh. Minder Singh (second from left) is a Sikh officer at the prison.
Taiping gurdwara management committee president Balraj Singh (red turban) shaking hands with Penguasa R Murali from the Taiping Prison when they brought Guru Ka Langgar for Sikh inmates at the prison in conjunction with Vaisakhi. The other gurdwara members were Gurnam Singh, Harjit Singh and Manjit Singh. Minder Singh (second from left) is a Sikh officer at the prison.

A group from Gurdwara Sahib Taiping visited Sikh inmates at the Taiping Prison, the nation’s oldest modern prison complex, located in the state of Perak.

The team, led by Taiping gurdwara management committee (GMC) president Balraj Singh, brought Guru Ka Langgar for the 12 Sikh inmates at the prison on 13 April 2016.

“The idea came about when a ex-prison officer told me last year that there were some Amritdharis detained were having a tough time with the food,” Balraj tells Asia Samachar.

Formerly known as the Larut Prrison, the Taiping Prison was built in 1879, initially to imprison members of Ghee Hin and Hai San, two warring Chinese gangs at then then tin-mining rich Perak.

Sewadars preparing Guru Ka Langgar for Sikh inmates at Taiping Prison in a visit in conjunction with Vaisakhi.
Sewadars preparing Guru Ka Langgar for Sikh inmates at Taiping Prison in a visit in conjunction with Vaisakhi.

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