‘Educational Tour Kapalmochan’ – A Report

August 8, 2008 has become a memorable day for AmritWorld.com. On this day, AmritWorld.com organized ‘Educational Tour Kapaal-mochan’.

AmritWorld.com 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, AmritWorld.com convened a meeting in Gurdwara Patshahi 10, Raipur Rani Fort (http://www.amritworld.com/main/official/meeting-in-fort-of-raipur-rani/), in which members of local Sikh community also took part. They discussed this matter in details.

On the same day, AmritWorld.com convened a meeting of team members in Gurdwara Manak Tabra, near Raipur Rani in Haryana. (http://www.amritworld.com/main/official/meeting-in-manak-tabra/).

AmritWorld.com 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 AmritWorld.com was ready for the Tour and Gurmat Samaagam.

On August 8, 2008, AmritWorld.com’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 AmritWorld.com 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 AmritWorld.com.

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, AmritWorld.com 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 AmritWorld.com. Local Sikh Sangat honoured the five Singhs of AmritWorld.com 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 AmritWorld.com’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 AmritWorld.com’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