Sikh Youth of BC Celebrate ‘Sant Teja Singh Ji Day’ Past this weekend, the Sikh youth paid tribute to a Saint Scholar, Principal/Sant Teja Singh (MA LLB Am Harvard), founder of Kalgidhar Trust, Baru Sahib. A three day program was organized, to remember the first Ambassador of Sikhism to the Western Hemisphere. Sant Teja Singh […]
Sikh Youth of BC Celebrate ‘Sant Teja Singh Ji Day’
Past this weekend, the Sikh youth paid tribute to a Saint Scholar, Principal/Sant Teja Singh (MA LLB Am Harvard), founder of Kalgidhar Trust, Baru Sahib.
A three day program was organized, to remember the first Ambassador of Sikhism to the Western Hemisphere. Sant Teja Singh Ji established the KhalsaDiwan Society and had successfully proved to the Canadian government that all the Sikhs are highly capable people (When Govt. was planning to send all Sikhs to Honduras)of constantly contributing to the economy. Teja Singh Ji had a vision for the future of Sikhs in Canada and had laid out the foundation for us to carry his legacy forward.
The event spanned over three days, starting on Friday June 29th with the Akhand path Arambh in the morning and in the evening there was a Katha Darbar hosting Bhai Gurvinder Singh Ludhiane Wale, GianiSurinder Singh and Bhai Mehtaab Singh who presented in English. On Saturday evening there was a Dhadhi Darbarfeaturing Gaini Pritpal Singh Bains, Gaini Milkha S Mauji, and Gaini Surjit S Varas.
The main event was July 1st, SantTeja Singh Day, with the Akhand path Bhog in the morning followed by Gurmat Samagam and then a conference on Teja Singh from 11am to 2 pm. The Conference at Gurdwara Sukh Sagar New Westminster,was highlighted by Dr. Khem S Gill, Vice-President The Kalgidhar Trust/Society (former Vice Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University) and special appearances by Prof. Gurvinder S Dhaliwal, S. BhagwanSingh Johal (India), Dr. Sarbjit S Virk Head Seattle Chapter Baru Sahib and Bhai Paneet Singh (Canada).
The speakers spoke about Sant Teja Singh Ji’s legacy and contributions to the South Asian Community in Canada. The event was attended by many people from all over lower mainland. The event was enjoyed by the Sangat, with an opportunity to view a special exhibition on Sant Teja Singh Ji, hosted by the volunteers of Akal Academy. The exhibition on Sant Teja Singh Ji, shed light on the lasting contribution to the sangat of the lower mainland during his mission to the west in the early 1900’s.