| Malaysia | 16 Oct 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Baljeet Singh, a young kathavachak (Sikh speaker) from New Delhi, has impressed listeners at some of his early programmes in Malaysia.
Initial feedback has been positive on the 27-year old Sikh Missionary College-trained speaker, who speaks in Johor Bahru tonight (Sun, 16 Oct 2016).
Baljeet, who has been a freelance parcharak (preacher) since 2011, is reluctant to be attached to any particular gurdwara as it restricts their freedom.
“Then the management committee will dictate what you can and cannot talk about. They want put you in a straightjacket,” he tells Asia Samachar in an interview in Kuala Lumpur.
Baljeet, who finished the first 12-years old schooling in New Delhi, pursued a three-year diploma from Sikh Missionary College, Anandpur Sahib, beginning 2008.
Why study Sikhi? He said he was inspired by a former student of the college, who was deployed in New Delhi. Another turning point was a Sikh camp in New Delhi in 2006.
“Hearing about Sikhi, listening to the hardship that Sikhs went through, I was inspired to follow their footsteps,” he said.
He will then have speaking engagements at the following gurdwaras: Taiping (Oct 17), Kampar (18), Ipoh (19), Petaling Jaya (20), Seremban (20-23), Kuala Lumpur (24-25) and Klang (26-27).
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