Next year, it would be exactly 100 years of laying of Gurdwara Sahib Taiping foundation stone. Taiping Sikhs are all set to celebrate the historic occasion with programmes over the next two years.
On Nov 16, when they commemorate the 550th birth of Guru Nanak, the local Sikhs will launch the 100 Year Celebration for the laying of the gurdwara’s foundation stone.
In 1916, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Taiping (SGSS Taiping) was formed by local Sikhs to manage their affairs. In 1920, the foundation stone was laid to build the Taiping gurdwara, which was completed in 1921. A new double story building was built in 1971.
“We want to cherish the memories of those Sikhs who had sacrificed their time and energy in building up Gurdwara Sahib Taiping,” SGSS Taiping committee president Balraj Singh tells Asia Samachar.
He said they will be having continuous programmes till 2021 called ‘Gurdwara Sahib Taiping: The Completion’.
The Nov 16 programme include nagar kirtan and presentation by Punjabi class students.
The logo for the foundation stone celebration was inspired by an undated photo that captures the front of the Taiping gurdwara building.
Minister Nazri launches Taiping Sikhs’ 100 year celebration (Asia Samachar, 17 Oct 2016)
The formation of Singh Sabha Larut, Taiping (Asia Samachar, 1 Oct 2016)