Prison visit encourages Sikh inmate to maintain kesh, read Japji

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| Kajang, Malaysia | 6 Aug 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Visit to Kajang Prison organised by the Sikh Welfare Society Malaysia (SWSM) – PHOTO / SUPPLIED

A Sikh inmate at the Kajang Prison has expressed a desire to maintain his kesh and follow the ways of the Guru.

This was the news that greeted a team from the Sikh Welfare Society Malaysia (SWSM) when they made their latest visit to the prison in the state of Selangor on Saturday (17 Dec 2016).

“He has also started doing daily the Japji and he says he feels very happy, at peace. The joy seen in his eyes left the sewadars in tears of joy today,” one of the volunteers told Asia Samachar.

“When he is released in 2018, he plans to share his stories so that others will not make the same mistakes,” he said.

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He is one of the 10 Sikhs serving prison sentences between 3 months and 14 years.

The program included sessions of counselling, recitation of Gurbani and simran, ardaas and dheg.

“They always look forward to these visits,” he said.

In an earlier report, SWSM had said it was running low on volunteers to keep up its monthly visits to the prison.

“Kajang Prison director Dato Narinder Singh had previously requested the society to continue with this project and come at least once a month as other religious bodies are coming weekly. With the Kirpa of the Guru, the visits have become more often,” the same volunteer said.

TO JOIN FUTURE PRISON VISITS, CALL SWSM Secretary Charanbir Singh Aujla at +6016-2789964.

 

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