Celebrating 350th birth of Guru Gobind Singh in Malaysia, Singapore

| Malaysia / Singapore| 28 Dec 2016 Asia Samachar |
Celebrating 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh

Some major programmes have been lined up in Malaysia and Singapore for the 350th anniversary of the birth of Guru Gobind Singh.

Gurdwara Sahib Petaling Jaya has kicked off a two-week programme that started yesterday (27 Dec 2016) comprising evening kirtan/katha darbars, an akhand path and a food festival starting at the 11.5pm on 31 Dec.

The kirtan/katha programme program from 27 Dec to 2 Jan (6.30pm to 9pm) will feature Gagandeep Singh Sri Ganganagar wale and Sarbjeet Singh Patna Sahib wale.

Gurdwara Sahib Rawang will be organising a kirtan darbar (7.30pm-12am) and a blood donation drive (10am-2pm) on 31 Dec at the conclusion of a three-day akhand path which starts on 29 Dec. Organised by the Rawang Sikh Association (Rawang Naujawan), a cendol refreshment is being planned at 1pm on the final day.

The Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM) is organising a programme at Gurdwara Sahib Sentul, which includes the dislay of the Ganga Sagar, a water pitcher with multiple holes that was given by Guru Gobind Singh to Rai Kalaa, a Muslim chief at Rajkot, Ludhiana in Punjab in 1705.

The kirtan darbar at Sentul will be held between Dec 5-8. An amrit sanchaar ceremony will be held at 3pm on 7 Jan 2017 (Saturday).

SGGS Academy is holding a six-day event called Darbar Patsahi 10 Semagam at Gurdwara Sahib Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur from Dec 24-31 promising ‘continuous flow of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s bani’.

In Singapore, the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board (CSGB) will organise a four-day event at the Central Sikh Gurdwara (CST) from 2-5 Jan 2017.

The recently concluded biennial Naam Ras 2016 in Singapore also centred on the contributions of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, at its four-day event which ended on 26 Dec.


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