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Free Medical Camp Organised

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United Culture Social Welfare Association (Regd) organized a free medical camp in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali) on March 29, 2009. S. Balbir Singh Sidhu, the MLA from Kharar, was the chief guest on this occasion.

In his speech, S. Balbir Singh Sidhu appreciated efforts made by United Culture Social Welfare Association. The president of the Association Advocate Nitin Arora and General Secretary Sri Raj Kumar Raina honoured the chief guest. The doctors and members of other medical staff also were honoured on the occasion.

Amrit Pal Singh Amrit addressing the gathering. The MLA S. Balbir Singh Sidhu is also seen in the picture

Amrit Pal Singh Amrit addressing the gathering. The MLA S. Balbir Singh Sidhu is also seen in the picture.

Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ addressed the gathering. In his speech, he encouraged the members of the Association to do more and more social work. actively took part in this medical camp. The president of the Association Advocate Nitin Arora honoured Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’. General Secretary Sri Raj Kumar Raina thanked ‘Amrit’ and for their support and guidance.

More than 500 patients were examined in the camp. The doctors and other medical staff had come from Amar Hospital.

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Gurpurb Celebrated in Fort of Raipur Rani

The ‘Prakash Purb’ (birth anniversary) of the tenth Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji was celebrated with religious zeal and devotion in Gurdwara Patshahi 10, historic fort of Raipur Rani in Haryana state of India on January 5, 2009.

Devotees tasting Guru Ka Langar in Gurdwara Patshahi 10, Raipur Rani

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji himself visited this place after winning the battle of Bhangani in 1688.

Devotees started to visit the historic Gurdwara Sahib in early morning. Present ‘Rao’, the descendant of the queen of Raipur Rani visited the Gurdwara Sahib on this occasion and bowed his head respectfully to the ‘Tharha Sahib’ (where Guru Gobind Singh once sat down) and Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Members of Team Amrit World felt honoured to take part in Gurpurb celebrations.

The ‘Bhog’ of ‘Sri Sahaj Path’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was performed by S. Raghbir Singh (The Chandigarh State Co-operative Bank).

During his address to the ‘Sangat’, Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ ( appealed the ‘Sangat’ to keep the historic place unchanged. He appealed the ‘Sangat’ and the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee to locate the historic weapons and ‘Pothis’ belonged to Gurus, which are now lost. A sword and a ‘Pothi’ were given to the queen by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, which are now lost.

Amrit Pal Singh Amrit of addressing the congregation at Gurdwara patshahi 10, Raipur Rani

The ‘Ardas’ (prayer) was performed by Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’. He then also read out the ‘Hukamnama’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Hundreds of devotees visited the historic Gurdwara Sahib on the day of Gurpurb. Many Hindu families paid respect to Guru Sahib during the Gurpurb celebrations. Local Sikhs made very good arrangements for ‘Guru Ka Langar’ (community kitchen, where free food is served).


“I am here to share the idea of freedom. My definition of freedom takes account of every right mentioned in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. I also include in this definition the freedom from sectarian blind faith. The rights and freedoms mentioned in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are the physical aspect of freedom and the freedom from sectarian blind faith is its psychological and academic aspect. The goal of physical as well as psychological and academic freedom can be reached right the way through the mysticism, that is to say the mystical experience of Ultimate Reality or the God Almighty..” – Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ in ‘I Am Not A Propagandist

Universal Declaration of Human Rights




Starting of Sahajpath and Nishan Sahib Service

Two ‘Sahajpath’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji were started on November 25, 2008. The one was started by Gurpreet Singh ‘Raju’ and other by Harpreet Singh, both members of Team Amrit World.

Sahajpath in Gurdwara Patshahi 10, Quila of Raipur Rani

The prayers (Ardas) for Sahajpath were performed by Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ of at Gurdwara Patshahi 10 in Quila (fort) of Raipur Rani in Haryana, India.

A set of beautiful Rumalas were offered to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This set of Rumalas was tailored by Bibi Manjit Kaur, wife of Gurpreet Singh ‘Raju’.

Gurpreet Singh ‘Raju’ offered ‘Chola’ of Nishan Sahib (religious flag) as well on this occasioin. Nishan Sahib was washed first with water and then with milk. New chola was put on Nishan Sahib. A prayer was performed by Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ when the seva (service) of Nishan Sahib was completed.

Nishan Sahib Seva at Gurdwara Patshahi 10, Quila of Raipur Rani

INS Tabar Sank Pirate Ship

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In recent times, there has been a flow in piracy incidents off the shore of Somalia. No strict action was taken against them, although the pirates till now have managed to attack 91 vessels, with a few of them still being held captive, since January. It is said that Somali pirates have been paid more than $150m (£101m) in ransoms (Opens in a new window) this year.

The naval forces of the US, UK, Canada, France, Turkey, Germany, Russia and India are present in the Gulf of Aden. This shows how the world’s trading powers observe the piracy as a common danger. However, a strict action was needed.

And the Indian Navy did it.

On November 18, 2008, the Indian navy’s warship, ‘the Tabar’, spotted the pirate vessel while patrolling 285 nautical miles (528km) south-west of Salalah in Oman in evening. The pirates on board were armed with guns and rocket propelled grenade launchers. When Indians commanded the vessel stop for investigation, the pirate ship opened fire on the Tabar. The Indians retaliated and sank the pirate mother ship. A few of the pirates escaped on two speedboats.

Earlier, helicopter-borne Indian marine commandos stopped pirates from boarding and hijacking an Indian merchant vessel.

Now, the government of Somalia has permitted India to enter its territorial waters as part of an effort to check piracy. Indian Navy is expected to dispatch a powerful warship to drive pirates out of the Gulf of Aden. Navies of US and France have already been permitted hot pursuit in Somalian territorial waters which extends upto 12 nautical miles from the coastline.

The action by the Indian Navy is being praised (Opens in a new window).

Report: Gurmat Samagam (October 14, 2008)

On October 14, 2008, and Mata Sahib Kaur Istri Satsang Jatha (Phase 8, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Mohali) organised a ‘Gurmat Samagam’ at Gurdwara Sri Dhanna Bhagat Ji, Phase 8, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali). This Gurmat Samagam was dedicated to 300-years celebration of ‘Gurgaddi Divas’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

The recitation of Sri Sukhmani Sahib was started at 09:00 AM. From 10:15 AM to 01:00 PM, Gurbani Keertan was performed by various devotees.

Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ honoured Bibi Sarla Rani with rob of honour, a dress and Award of Honour. Bibi Sarla Rani belongs to a non-Sikh family. She learned Gurbani singing and now she sings the Gurbani selflessly with Mata Sahib Kaur Istri Satsang jatha. honoured all ‘Keertani’ men and women who performed Keertan in this ‘Samagam’. Other ‘Sevadars’ were also honoured. All were given ‘Award of Honour’ by Sant Surinder Singh and Bibi Rajwinder Kaur were honoured and given robs of honour, dresses and ‘Award of Honour’ by

After the ‘Ardas’ (prayer) and ‘Hukamnama’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the ‘Guru Ka Langar’ (free food in the name of Guru) was distributed.

Bhaniarawala gets 3-year jail

Bhaniarawala gets 3-year jail
Our Correspondent

Ambala, September 20
Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ambala, Parveen Kumar today sentenced Baba Piyara Singh Bhaniarawala and five others to three years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs 3,000 each in a kidnapping and manhandling case registered against them in 1999 at Noorpur Bedi police station in Ropar district.

Later, the court granted bail to Bhaniarawala and the other accused on furnishing bail bonds of Rs 25,000 each. The others who were granted bail are Harjinder, Lakshman, Gurcharan, Surmukh and Jasmer.

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‘Educational Tour Kapalmochan’ – A Report

August 8, 2008 has become a memorable day for On this day, organized ‘Educational Tour Kapaal-mochan’. has organized a few ‘Educational Tours’ in past, but ‘Educational Tour Kapalmochan’ was different from other educational tours.

Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ had the desire to organize an educational tour for Kapalmochan, during which the participants would visit Gurdwara Patshahi 10, Quila of Raipur Rani. Gurpreet Singh ‘Sandy’, a team member, took responsibility to fund the ‘Educational Tour Kapalmochan’.

A monkey dishonoured a page of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Gurdwara Patshahi 10, Quila of Raipur Rani. Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ though repaired the page on same day as it was not completely destroyed, he in the Gurdwara Sahib announced that a new ‘Saroop’ (copy) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji be installed there. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib inspired Jatinder Singh ‘JD’, a team member, to do (financial) ‘Seva’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and other required articles (Manji and Chavar etc). Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ wanted to do ‘Prakash’ (installation) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in a small function.

Keeping other facts in mind, Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ decided to organize ‘Educational Tour Kapalmochan’ and ‘Gurmat Smaagam’ in fort of Raipur Rani together.

August 8, 2008 was fixed for the ‘Tour’ and ‘Gurmat Samaagam’. On August 3, convened a meeting in Gurdwara Patshahi 10, Raipur Rani Fort (, in which members of local Sikh community also took part. They discussed this matter in details.

On the same day, convened a meeting of team members in Gurdwara Manak Tabra, near Raipur Rani in Haryana. ( got a new ‘Saroop’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and kept it in Gurpreet Singh Sandy’s house. Other related articles were purchased and was ready for the Tour and Gurmat Samaagam.

On August 8, 2008,’s team members under Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ reached Gurpreet Singh Sandy’s house. The prayer was performed and the holy ‘Saroop’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was respectfully placed in a vehicle (Tata Safari). They reached where the participants of ‘Educational Tour Kapalmochan’ were waiting eagerly.

As soon as the vehicle of Sri Guru Granth Ji reached there, the participants raised slogans of ‘Bole So Nihal. Sat Sri Akal’. First of all, ‘Ardas’ (prayer) was performed and then ‘Prakash’ (installation) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was done in the same vehicle, from where ‘Hukamnama’ was read out.

Bhai Sunpreet Singh and Bhai Inderpal Singh performed ‘Keertan’ in their sweet voices. ‘Prasaad’ was distributed and ‘Sukhaasan’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was done.

After taking breakfast served by Gurpreet Singh Sandy and family, the participants started their ‘Tour’ in a beautiful bus.

All the participants, under Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, first visited Gurdwara Manak Tabra Sahib. Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ told history of Gurdwara Sahib to the participants. They had ‘Darshan’ of Gurdwara Sahib and also took tea and ‘Lassi’ (an Indian drink made of curd) in ‘Guru Ka Langar’ (community kitchen).

On the other hand, the local Sikh community of Raipur Rani was eagerly waiting for Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and the participants of ‘Educational Tour Kapalmochan’.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was given very warm welcome by the local Sikh community on main road (Raipur Rani – Narayangarh Road). The five ‘Singhs’ were honoured also. Here, the participants were given tea and breakfast by local Sikh community.

Reciting the holy Gurbani, the participants and members of local Sikh community passed through markets of the town on foot and reached Gurdwara Patshahi 10.

First, the new ‘Saroop’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji which was brought by was installed in Gurdwara Sahib. Then, ‘Bhog’ (completion) of ‘Sahajpath’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was performed. Sets of beautiful ‘Ramalas’ were offered to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji by Jatinder Singh ‘JD’ and Gurpreet Singh ‘Sandy’, both members of

Bhai Sunpreet Singh Ji and Bhai Inderpal Singh Ji performed Gurbani Keertan. Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ shared his views in details on history of Gurdwara Sahib.

On this occasion, honoured those members of local Sikh community who are doing selfless service to Gurdwara Sahib.

Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ honoured Gurpreet Singh ‘Raju’, Gurpreet Singh ‘Sandy’ and Harpreet Singh for their services to Local Sikh Sangat honoured the five Singhs of group. Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ was also honoured and given a turban on behalf of local Sikh Sangat.

The next destination of ‘Educational Tour Kapalmochan’ was Gurdwara Toka Sahib in Himachal Pradesh. The participants visited Gurdwara Sahib, where Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ shared his views on history of this place. Then, the participants had ‘Guru Ka Langar’ (food from community kitchen).

When’s ‘Educational Tour’ reached Gurdwara Janam-Asthan Shaheed Peer Budhu Shah in city of Sadhaura, they were given warm welcome by local Sikh Sangat. The participants were given tea and biscuits etc by local Sangat. In Gurdwara Sahib, Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ shared his views on Shaheed Peer Budhu Shah Ji in details.

The participants visited Gurdwara Kachcha Quila in Sadhaura (Here Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji built a temporary fortress to attack the fort of Sadaura city). On behalf of Gurdwara management committee, head Granth Bhai Teja Singh presented ‘Siropa’ to Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’.

It was late when’s ‘Educational Tour Kapalmochan’ reached the historic city of Kapalmochan. Though, the time of daily congregation in historic Gurdwaras of Patshahi 1 and Patshahi 10 was over, but the management committee was waiting for the participants of the tour. So, they kept the doors of both Gurdwaras open for the participants and Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was still installed.

The participants first took bath in ‘Sarovar’ (pond) and then visited both Gurdwaras (Both Gurdwa

‘I would give him death’

‘I would give him death’
Swati Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13
Raped by her father Gajjan Singh two years ago, when she was in Class V, 15-year-old Radhika (name changed) looked happy as her tormentor was held guilty of the shameless and heinous crime by a local court yesterday.

The quantum of punishment will be announced on Monday. “If I can have my way, I’ll sentence him to death,” she says adding she’s hopeful that the ‘judge sahib’ would do justice to her.

“I felt like slapping him the last time I saw him in the court. He was staring at me and wanted me to turn hostile and even signalled me to keep quiet by putting his finger on lip,” she said adding that the mere sight of him had enraged her and brought those horrific memories back.

“It went on for two years,” she said without looking up and shedding tears. Apparently, the last one year of the court proceedings had made her strong, still her voice trembled when she recounted the events.

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