END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - IT'S NOT IN OUR CULTURE
A beautiful message for the society to prepare them fight against social evils like female foeticide, dowry etc. Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls, including death. It negatively affects women’s general well-being and prevents women from fully participating in society.
FINAL CALL TO SIKHS!
The ‘miri–piri’ (spiritual -secular) concept of Sikhi is just about the most revolutionary idea one can imagine. Our Gurus required of us nothing less than a commitment to create heaven on earth, which they referred to as ‘haleimi raj’ (a place where all live in peace and co-operation), or what Bhagat Ravidaas jiterms ‘Begumpura‘ (place of peace, bliss, and equality). And so, whether one puts faith in the ballot box, and peruses an electoral strategy, or one takes to the streets, is not the question. The question is what kind of world society do we want inhabit, what legacy do we wish to leave for our children, and their children. To cure this, there is no doubt that a revolution in thinking, and acting, is required. For Sikhs, this will mean coming out of the gurdwaras, and supporting good honest people or organisation. It means being the change we want to see, by not colluding with corruption, and above all it means reclaiming, and implementing, the true mission of our Gurus’ ideals of justice and equality. Doing so will be to receive the Gurus’ blessings, and real miracles will occur; the masses will join together, and ordinary people will begin to realise that there is a better way to organise our society, to live with our fellow human beings, and to look after our planet which sustains all life.
Learning Sikh history is in itself a journey and a challenge. The first writer of Sikh history was the great Bhai Gurdas ji. The history of the Sikhs survived this time through the stories that were passed from father to son and mother to daughter. Faithfully learned and religiously recited, the glorious history of the Sikh Gurus, the saints and martyrs, were told around smoky campfires and warm hearths. Inspiring stories of Sikh heroes sustained the hearts of the Sikh nation during their time of trial and oppression. As each one of us starts the process of discovering our magnificent history, it is important to remember that these stories were meant not only to be read, but to be told. It is through the telling, that the spirit and energy of the Guru flows through the teller. This “rus”, or nectar, ignites the heart of the listener and brings the seeker to a new level of awareness. The telling of Sikh history is not reserved for the experts or the saints, it is the privilege of all Sikhs, and the duty of every Khalsa mother and father. This is how Sikhism is taught. This is how Sikhism is learned. Click Here to see all videos
SOCIAL REFORMATION INITIATIVE!
Where do the Sikhs and Sikh ideology fit into the current zeitgeist? Should we follow the advise of the current crop of Jathedars and Pardans, of the committee, and that, waiting to see if they effect change from within through the ‘democratic’ process? Or should we pursue a revolutionary path? Indeed, what would the Gurus council if they were present today? One can only ponder what the answer might be. The answer is Slow Reformation is the best way to achieve our goals, and that we should be acting to strengthen the democratic structures across the world. This section will highlight those issues with solution essential to bring reformation in Sikhism. Click Here to see all videos
Most of the young children in rural North India have to stay at home due to poverty and lack of educational opportunities around their villages. They indulge in household work or child labor. Your support could change that.