Sikh hash runners pray for safety

Three Sikh chapters of Hash Run in the Klang Valley came together for a prayer session, taking advantage of the Merdeka holiday on Aug 31.

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| Ampang, Malaysia | 4 Sept 2017 | Asia Samachar |

UNISON IN PRAYER: Members of three hash run Sikh chapters come together for a prayer programme in Kuala Lumpur during Merdeka day – Photo / Supplied

This was a different kind of a meeting. No jungle tracks, and no heavy breathing as they go uphill and downhill. Instead, they were surrounded with prayer and food.

Three Sikh chapters of Hash Run in the Klang Valley came together for a prayer session, taking advantage of the Merdeka holiday on Aug 31.

Some 200 runners and their family members caught up at the Gurdwara Sahib Selayang Baru. They sponsored the jordmela (gathering) programme as well as made a donation to the gurdwara.

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The three chapters are United Sikh Hash, Kelab Aman Hash and Chakdey Hash.

“We prayed for the safety of all hashers when undertaking their activities. It was nice to see the gathering happening annually,” said United Sikh Hash grandmaster Palwinder Singh.

The annual prayer event has been going on since 2010 when first held at Gurdwara Sahib Tatt Khalsa in Kuala Lumpur. It was followed at the following gurdwaras: 2011 (Pulapol), 2012 (Selayang), 2013 (Lembah Jaya), 2014 (Parliament), 2015 (Kampung Pandan) and Shah Alam (2016).

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