Sant Teja Singh Ji

Sant Baba Teja Singh Ji

M.A., LLB.(Pb.), AM (Harvard USA)
(1877 - 1965)
Born in village Balowali, Gujranwala (now in Pakistan)

Obtained permanent residency of Sikhs and other Indians in Canada in the beginning of the 20th century

First Sikh Principal of Khalsa College, Amritsar at the young age of 28

First Turbaned Sikh at Cambridge University, UK

Established First Gurdwaras in UK, USA, Canada

Participated in world-class educational conferences to promote the philosophy of Guru Nanak

Revealed Gurdwara Baru Sahib in 1956. Performed Akand Path Sahib in mud Gurdwara Sahib built there in 1960 & established The Kalgidhar Trust

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Inspiring Life of Sant Teja Singh ji

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14th May, 1877 – 3rd July 1965


Born on 14 May 1877 in village Balowali (Gujranwala, now in Pakistan)


Post-Graduated in Arts with Gold Medal, at 23


Completed Bachelor of Law, at 24


Cleared Civil Services Examination, at 25


Appointed youngest Vice-Principal of Khalsa College, Amritsar, at 27


Appointed first Sikh Principal of Khalsa College, Amritsar, at 28


First Sikh student at Cambridge University, London, at 29


Built London's first Gurdwara, followed by Canada's first Gurdwara in 1912


First Sikh student at Harvard University, USA, at 34


Won Permanent Residency Rights for Indians in Canada, at 36


Appointed first Principal of Teachers' Training College, Banaras Hindu University, at 42


On the request of Khalsa Panth served as Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib


Appointed Principal at Akal Degree College, Mastuana Sahib, at 46


Sant Attar Singh Ji passed on the baton to Sant Teja Singh Ji


Started the construction of Gurdwara Nanaksar Sahib at Cheema Sahib


Met Sant Baba Iqbal Singh Ji and Dr Khem Singh Ji at Khalsa College, Amritsar


To spread the message of Guru Nanak, travelled to eastern countries


To spread the message of Guru Nanak, travelled to African countries


Delivered a lecture 'The Way to Establish Permanent Peace' at the Eighth Congress of World Religions for Peace held in Japan

Revealed Tapo Bhumi Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, at 80


Laid down the foundation-stone of Gurdwara Sahib at the place of birth of Sant Attar Singh Ji at Cheema Sahib


Founded The Kalgidhar Trust, at 86


Merged with Divine Light, at 88

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The Government of British Columbia, Canada has declared July 1 as 'Sant Teja Singh Day'.

It’s a matter of great pride for the Sikh community. In this regard, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia has issued a notification praising the contribution of Sant Teja Singh Ji and Sikhs in Canada. According to the notification issued by the Government of British Columbia,

“Since the end of the 19th century, Sikhs have played a significant role in the history and development of British Columbia, facing many difficulties. A humanitarian, scholar and tireless advocate for Sikhs in Canada, Sant Teja Singh Ji dedicated his life to challenging inequality, fighting for a just society and serving without discrimination in accordance with the tenets of Sikhism. The Government of British Columbia in British Columbia respecting the history and culture of Sikhs declares July 1 as ‘Sant Teja Singh Day’.”

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