Singapore scholarship offer for Sikh religious studies

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By Asia Samachar Team | SINGAPORE |

Sikh Missionary Society Singapore (SMS) is offering Sikh studies post graduate scholarship for one or two Sikh Singaporean or Malaysian to pursue a Master’s degree in Sikh Religious Studies and Sikh History.

The selected candidates will study at a reputable University in Punjab, India.

Upon completion, he or she will be hired by the society as a Sikh studies lecturer on remuneration pegged to market rates and serve a five year bond.

The job scope include preparing and conducting lectures on Gurbani, Sikh Studies and Sikh History; preparing katha curriculum, provide religious counselling services, represent the Sikh community at inter-faith dialogues and engage with Sikhs of all ages across different platforms.

The person must be an individual with a passion to master the teachings of Sikhi and the zeal to educate others on Sikh History, values and principles, according to a poster on the scholarship offer.

SMS was founded on 9 March 1940 as Singapore Sikh Missionary Tract Society. It was later renamed Sikh Missionary Society Malaya in 1946 before adopting the present name.

As part of its revival of Sikhi plan, the organisation plans to hire a full-time Sikhi scholar/researcher, according to SMS Sikhi parchar committee chairman Jaspal Singh Hayer in a briefing note shared with Asia Samachar.

The offer is also open to Singapore PR holders. The closing date is 28 February 2019. For more details and the application forms, write in to secretary@sikhmissionary.org.sg

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