23 July: Ipoh seminar on managing issues, challenges of Sikh community

| Ipoh, Malaysia | 14 July 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Ipoh seminar: Darshan, Dr Daleleer Kaur and Dr Sarjit Singh

Woman and law, youth and gurdwara as well as the seemingly growing sectarian divide amongst Sikhs in Malaysia.

These issues will be discussed at a half-day seminar entitled ‘Managing Issues and Challenges of the Malaysia Sikh Community’ in Ipoh, Perak, on 23 July 2017 (Sunday) .

It is organised by Pertubuhan Pembangunan Insan Sikh Perak (PPIS) in collaboration with the Malaysian Gurudwaras Council (MGC), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). Asia Samachar is the seminar media partner.

Dr Daleleer Kaur Randawar from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) law faculty will speak on ‘Empowering Sikh Woman: Rights Under the Law’ while Dr Sarjit Singh Gill from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) will speak on ‘Empowering Sikh Youth: The Role of Gurdwaras’.

In another session, Darshan Singh, an MGC executive council member representing Perak, will speak on ‘Bridging the Sectarian Divide’.

In its promotion material, the conference organiser noted that the Malaysian Sikh community, like all others, is undergoing rapid change.

“Being a sub-ethnic minority under the larger Tamil dominated Indian group, we operate under constant external pressure to sustain our socio-religious way of life. To face these looming challenges, it is important that we transform from within while holding strongly onto our core values.

“It is time that the Gurdwara Parbandaks embrace reforms to face the ever changing needs of our community, but the question is, are we able and ready to do so?” it said.

Admission is free. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Seminar: Managing Issues and Challenges of the Malaysia Sikh Community

Date: 23 July 2017 (Sunday)

Time: 8:30am to 1:00pm

Place: Dewan Serbaguna, Bangunan SUK Negeri Perak, Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.

Note from organiser: If you have ideas, please attend this seminar and share them with us.

CONTACT: Dr Jasvinder Singh 012-5035004, Darshan Singh 019-3586588


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