| History | Malaysia | 23 Aug 2017 | Asia Samachar |
What were the activities like for Sikh organisations in the 1960s? For Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM), an outfit catering for the Sikh youth in Malaysia, they seemed busy.
The youth in Kampar and Taiping were talking about Sikh seminars. Boys from Seremban and Klang were engaged in a hockey duel while Malacca Naujawans were elated with the return of Baba Sohan Singh, the granthi at the Malacca gurdwara and an advisor to the SNSM.
Here are some activities as captured in the SNSM magazine The Sikh covering the August to September 1965.
NEWS OF SABHAS
MALACCA: – The Naujawans in Malacca are now happy for Sant Sohan Singh Ji has returned from India. He Will be able to guide and protect them. The Naujawans here are under the able guidance of Bahen Dhram Pal Kaur and Brother Raghbir Singh are doing a wonderful work.
SEREMBAN VS KLANG:- On the 10th and 11th of August the Klang Naujawans came down to Seremban. Two games of hockey were played with great vigour. The first game was a draw 1-1 and the was in favour of Klang, 2-0.
The next day both the teams went down to Port Dickson, where they were able to listen to a wonderful lecture on Sikhism by Mr. Gurbachan Singh. Later they prepared their own food and went swimming in the sea. There was no doubt that both sides had a wonderful time together. It is only right if more of such gatherings are encouraged between sister Sabhas.
TANJONG MALIM:- Sardar Joginder Singh has left for U.S.A. on Government scholarship to do M.Sc. in Education. He boarded the plane from K.L. a on 4 th August. Another occasion for him and his family and all of us is the birth of his son Swaran Singh.
Now Sardar Wazir Singh, Headmaster, English School, Slim River is acting as adviser to the Naujawans of Tg. Malim.
(THANK you Sardar Wazir Singh).
IPOH:– The cost of printing this issue has been borne by Ipoh. Well done and thank you Naujawans!!
Ipoh has also taken the lead in making “khandas”. All Sabhas that require them, may please, get in touch with Ipoh. The cost is $40.00 for 100 or $20.00 for 50. Orders should come in with cash and please address your letters to:- Sardar Taran Singh, 7, Watson Road, Ipoh.
KAMPAR COURSE:- (2nd to 6th August 1965) This report has already being given in the editorial. We, however, take great pride to let you all know the result of the course, Our brothers whose names are listed below have found a new light in Sikhism. They have in compliance with the tents of Sikhism vowed to keep their hair and become: true sons Of Guru Gobind Singh.
1. Pritam Singh, 10/3 No. 32 Petaling Jaya, K.L.
2. Gurdif Singh, No. 10, Eastern Garden, Kampar,
3. Sat Pall Singh, 72, Welman Street, Rawang.
4.Amarjit Singh , 3 Lorine Drive, K.L.
5. Sarbjit Singh,_ off, Lobak Road, Seremban.
(Confession is good for the soul.)
Pritam Singh of 18, Jln. Post Office, Kampar vowed not to trim his beard again.
There were a Number of unassuming, quiet and sincere youngmen at Kanpur seminar who vowed to become good Sikhs. They shunned publicity but have come back to the Sikh Fold and are practising a Sikh Way of life.
TANJONG RAMBUTAN:- The Naujawans here are doing a really good job for they are holding lectures regularly and many of our brothers have in fact rediscovered Sikhism.
The Naujawans of T.R. intend to hold a SEMINAR in April holidays 1966. The cost will be $ 5.00 per member. Forms will be sent out to all Sabhas as soon as possible. Dates and other particulars will be made known later.
THE ANNUAL SIKH YOUTH SEMINAR AT PORT DICKSON. This is the news you have been anxiously waiting for. It has been decided to hold two courses.
Course No.1 :— for children under 12 years of age.
DATE:– 4 th. to 7 th. December 1965 COST:- $3.00
Course No. 2:- for those over 12 years of age.
DATE:- 8 th. to 16 th. December 1955 COST:- $10.00
Other particulars will be made known later. Keep yourselves free for we are sure that you would not like to miss this wonder time!!
Source: The Sikh, Vol 1 No 4, Aug-Sept 1965, published by Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia c/o Sikh Temple, Seremban, N.S.
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