Saturday, April 19, 2008

Bikramjit Sinh Majithia, Kirandip Sinh Kang and Sukhbir Sinh Badal???

Why would any self-respecting Sikh who loves Guru Granth Sahib Ji ever support such characters as these or be a part of Shiromani Akali Dal when its leadership disrespects the history of the Akali Dal and Sikh religious instruction by Guru Nanak himself (who disavowed idol worship and puja) by worshiping at a Hindu temple for political mileage and votes?

from the Tribune,
The culprits.
In a bid to give secular look to the Youth Akali Dal, its newly appointed patron and president, Bikramjit Singh Majithia and Kirandip Singh Kang, respectively, paid obeisance at the Golden Temple and the Durgiana Temple here today.

They are perhaps the first youth Akali Dal leaders who have visited a Hindu temple to offer thanksgiving to the Almighty over
their elevation.

They were accompanied by a large number of Youth Akali leaders, including Gurpartap Singh Tikka and Inderbir Singh Bolaria, both aspirants for the party ticket for Amritsar South and Dalbir Singh, a former Akali MLA.

The development assumes significance in the wake of the byelection, slated for May 22, even as their visit to the Durgiana Temple, some feel, may help in wooing Hindu votes.

Earlier, Sukhbir Singh Badal while reconstituting the working committee, Political Affairs Committee and other wings of the party had given sufficient representation to Hindus, Muslims and Christians.

Immediately after becoming president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Sukhbir Singh Badal had made his intentions clear that he wanted to make the party of all Punjabis, irrespective of their caste and creed. He had announced on January 31 that the SAD was not a party of the Sikhs of Punjab, but an organisation of the entire Punjabi community all over the world.

If such a person thinks that SAD will represent Punjabis all over the world, he is sadly mistaken, as most Sikhs outside India are wary of individuals such as him who try to water down Sikh beliefs and go against the Sikh religion by engaging in such anti-Sikh behaviour or policies.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Baisakhi

I'll be heading to Toronto for the Nagar Kirtan there. I'm looking forward to posting pictures of this year's event similar to what I posted last year. I hope you can all make it there as well.

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