Thai Sikhs to plant 11,000 saplings for Guru Nanak Park

By Asia Samachar Team | THAILAND |

Thai Sikhs are joining their fellow brethren globally by greening the earth in the run-up to the Guru Nanak’s 550th birthday in November.

On 15 Sept, they will be planting 55 rai, or 11,000 saplings, as they establish the Guru Nanak Park at the Thung Saeluang National Park in Phitsanulok.

The reforestation event is organised by the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Bangkok, The Royal Forestry Department Of Thailand, Royal Thai Army and Television Channel 5. Asia Samachar is a media partner of the event.

On 25 Aug, Myanmar Sikhs planted 550 tree saplings near a famous Buddhist temple in Nay Pyi Daw, also as part of celebrating the major milestone of the founder of the Sikh faith. Three Myanmar union ministers attended the event to celebrate 550th birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith. See here.

[Transportation: Buses will leave on 14 Sept by 7am from Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha. Please be there by 6am. You can register your seats by giving your name and mobile numbers at the office of Sri Guru Singh Sabha Phahurat at 02-2211011

เนื่องในโอกาสครบรอบ 550 ปี ศาสดา คุรุ นานัก ซาฮิบ พระศาสดาองค์ปฐมแห่งศาสนาซิกข์ สมาคมศรีคุรุสิงห์สภา สถาบันศาสนา ซิกข์แห่งประเทศไทย ขอเขิญชวนพี่น้องทุกท่าน เข้าร่วมกิจกรรมปลูกป่า ในวันอาทิตย์ที่15 กันยายน 2562 ณ อุทยานแห่งชาติทุงแสลงหลวง อ.นครไทย จ.พิษณุโลก

ออกเดินทาง วันที่ 14 กันยายน
รวมพล-: 06.00น. ณ วัดซิกข์ พาหุรัด
ท่านสามารถจองที่นั่ง และ สอบถามรายละเอียดเพิ่มเติมได้ที่ทำการ
วัดซิกข์พาหุรัด -; 02-2211011



Myanmar Sikhs paint earth green with 550 tree saplings (Asia Samachar, 26 Aug 2019)


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  1. The two Gurdwaras in Kg Pandan in KL could be another example where personal interests may have superceded common interests as the tworld’s Gurdwaras are located less than one km and both may be seeking funds for renovations which may not be wise and may result in duplication or poor use of facilities due to deminishing Sanggat.
    Are such cases due to personal greed for positions or common good?

  2. A good example of Gurdwara Management Committees expanding the scope of activities beyond the common religion and punjabi language programmes.
    Malaysian Gurdwara Council and the many Gurdwara MCs should get out of their shell and expand scope of activities which benefit not only the sanggat-community and also the country.
    I have recommended that Gurdwaras with landed properties which they do not or cannot use for their normal functions should use them for development projects which can be used to assist Sanggat to improve their economic status. [Kuantan Gurdwara comes to mind as it has been in the news in the past about its land in Kuantan]. Other Gurdwaras may include those which do not have any sanggat [due to migration to other areas or other reasons] and the Police Gurdwara in High Street in KL comes to mind and there could be others [Brinchang & Cameron Highlands [within 6 miles of each other] and Tapah Road or Tumpat in Kelantan may not have sufficient sangggat.
    MGC may consider a survey to find the current status of all the Gurdwaras which info is necessary for an informed decision.
    Will be necessary to let go in some cases sentimental reasons as in one case it was remarked that
    ‘WE WILL RATHER DIE THEN LET GO THE GURDWARA’ [and in two cases almost all have gone to Wahe Guru Ji while those who made the remark may also be at the door step to return to their Maker and there may be no next generation to go to these Gurdwaras. Some may want these Gurdwaras may be in located in strategic areas and may provide free accommodation to those in residence theri for generations.
    Apologies if misunderstood but MGC and sanggat should look at the big picture for common good of Sanggat

    Gur Fateh
    [ – 0192927178 – Feed back/brickbats welcome as the subject needs to be discussed by sanggat.

    Gur Fateh