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Chaupai Sahib Jaap, Kirtan Darbar and Ardaas for Bhai Jagraj Singh

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Kam did a 'fantastic' job last night and great to see the Sangat Worldwide get behind a worthwhile cause.

** SIKHS DONATE OVER £100,000 IN THREE HOURS FOR AMRITSAR PROJECT **

A live TV fundraiser for the Amritsar Visitor Centre, a project by Basics of Sikhi, saw a remarkable £110,000 donated in under three hours.

Aired on 22nd January 2017 on the Sikh Channel in the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA, the fundraiser was done in support of Jagraj Singh, the Basics of Sikhi founder and the visionary behind the Amritsar Visitor Centre project, who is currently battling stage four cancer. The aim was to bring in enough money to buy a site in Amritsar next to Harmandir Sahib, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs, where visitors can learn about the Sikh faith and the history of the area.

Community group Sikh Youth UK helped put the show together, in coordination with the Sikh Channel and Basics of Sikhi, in a show of unity for a project to spread Sikh philosophy and help the people of Punjab.

Sandeep Singh, trustee of charity Everythings 13 who power Basics of Sikhi as well as several other projects, said of the fundraiser, “What happened during the fundraiser was remarkable. The generosity of the Sikh community is known throughout the world but I don’t think anyone could have expected such a massive drive within just three hours.

“All associated with the charity are extremely humbled by the support shown. We thank the countless organisations, businesses and individuals that have shown their support to this project. Mainly, we thank Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj. Once again, we see that with our Guru’s support anything can be achieved. We will get things started and share updates as soon as we can.”

The show aired live from the UK, West London, from 7pm to just past 10pm, hosted by Kam Singh. A respected Sikh community figure, Kam Singh has supported Basics of Sikhi since the creation of the organisation, even leading another live TV fundraiser raising in excess of £20k in 2013. Kam Singh’s enthusiasm and drive throughout the show has been hailed as key to bringing in donations to reach the target required.

Kam Singh said of his involvement, “Jagraj Singh is someone who has done a massive amount of Seva (selfless service) for the Sikh community. I was humbled to be asked to host the show by the Everythings 13 team and there was no way I could say no.

“In the last 20 minutes of the fundraiser we were looking for £1000 a minute to reach the target, and we did it! What we did showed what can happen through unity and this is something I hope will continue. Through working together there is nothing the Sikh community cannot achieve.”

The Amritsar Visitor Centre project is being managed by the Basics of Sikhi - India team. The three storey site targeted for purchase will be designed to educate people in different languages, whilst also providing a space for talks, meditation and more.

The Sikh Channel were instrumental in the fundraising process, dedicating all international channels to the live appeal. Sikh Channel CEO Davinder Singh Bal said of the fundraiser, “Everything that happened was only possible due to a huge team effort, led by Kam Singh. The Sikh Channel team worked tirelessly around the clock to deliver the Amritsar Visitor Centre appeal. Thank you to the thousands across the world who donated generously and showed great love for Bhai Jagraj Singh and his legacy.”

For more information on the Amritsar Visitor Centre project, visit www.BasicsOfSikhi.com/amritsarvisitorcentre.

#BasicsAmritsarProject #BasicsofSikhi

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On 1/17/2017 at 3:45 PM, simran345 said:

The show was cancelled due to technical difficulties, but they did do a show for the Amritsar Visitor Centre from Birmingham. 

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1295222403849157&id=245721062132635&__tn__=*s

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1295281133843284&id=245721062132635&__tn__=*s

 

 

Sorry, belated thanks for letting me know!

 

Great news about the centre in Amritsar!

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1 hour ago, dallysingh101 said:

Sorry, belated thanks for letting me know!

 

Great news about the centre in Amritsar!

Yes it's very good news about the centre in Amritsar. It was good watching them reach their target last night. The only thing that concerns me is they say it's an independent project, but when it's set up and goes into action, that others may take over it. I hope they get to do what they planned for the sangat. 

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If you go to the just giving page it shows that they are still short of the target ...

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50 minutes ago, jkvlondon said:

If you go to the just giving page it shows that they are still short of the target ...

Hanji I know, the target for the day they were on tv is the target I meant. 

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On 24/01/2017 at 10:32 AM, simran345 said:

Hanji I know, the target for the day they were on tv is the target I meant. 

They met if not exceeded the target on the night. This was just one means of donating, additionally Sangat were able to phone in and pay via BACS - the offline figure.

Target:
£235,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£230,300.79
Total donors:
986
Last donor:
Tirath Kaur 
25.01.17  
Offline fundraising:
£60,000.00

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Jagraj brother, if you happen to read this:

Please look into cannabinoids as a treatment for your condition. I know you have connections in the US - so maybe get someone to go to Colorado (or somewhere similar) and get yourself some CBD/THC oil.

Keep chardhi kala brother.  

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17 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

Jagraj brother, if you happen to read this:

Please look into cannabinoids as a treatment for your condition. I know you have connections in the US - so maybe get someone to go to Colorado (or somewhere similar) and get yourself some CBD/THC oil.

Keep chardhi kala brother.  

Bro , 

you can get CBD oil legally here in the UK , was doing research for my Mum (pain control and rheumatoid arthritis) . This one is non THC oil so no buzz just the good stuff

https://www.cbdoilsuk.com

 

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4 minutes ago, jkvlondon said:

Bro , 

you can get CBD oil legally here in the UK , was doing research for my Mum (pain control and rheumatoid arthritis) . This one is non THC oil so no buzz just the good stuff

https://www.cbdoilsuk.com

 

I heard even THC has serious healing properties. There appear to be a bunch of cannabinoids that have positive health benefits. 

 

This bloke is the daddy of the research on them:

Apparently some cancer cells have receptors on them that the cannabinoids lock onto, and which cause the cancer cells to stop replicating and die.

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1 minute ago, dallysingh101 said:

I heard even THC has serious healing properties. There appear to be a bunch of cannabinoids that have positive health benefits. 

 

This bloke is the daddy of the research on them:

Apparently some cancer cells have receptors on them that the cannabinoids lock onto, and which cause the cancer cells to stop replicating and die.

There's about 8/9 different cannabinnoids in total that are active and all of them ar being researched the big guns are CBD and lesser THC , it's better ingested rather than smoked or vaped

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2 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

 

Damn! The stuff is expensive as hell!

yep but if you compare it to paying for radiation repairs drugs and chemo it's nothing ... besides it has magic bullet effect

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1 minute ago, jkvlondon said:

There's about 8/9 different cannabinnoids in total that are active and all of them ar being researched the big guns are CBD and lesser THC , it's better ingested rather than smoked or vaped

THC changes when ingested apparently. It gets broken down by the liver and turned into a variant. CBN is also interesting. 

A lot of anti-inflammatory action going on. 

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1 minute ago, dallysingh101 said:

THC changes when ingested apparently. It gets broken down by the liver and turned into a variant. CBN is also interesting. 

A lot of anti-inflammatory action going on. 

it's brilliant on that front .

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4 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

How did it effect your mom? 

planning to buy it  as she is on heavy duty steroids as NSAID can't be used , they have caused bone density problems last time she ended up with two broken thumbs and a broken arm . I had to take her down for a hip xray , Waheguru Kirpa karan she doesn't have a fracture .. If I can get her off the Tramodol and start healing her arthritis then there I would be happy.

A colleague used it and had good results so I thought I'd give it a go.

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5 minutes ago, jkvlondon said:

planning to buy it  as she is on heavy duty steroids as NSAID can't be used , they have caused bone density problems last time she ended up with two broken thumbs and a broken arm . I had to take her down for a hip xray , Waheguru Kirpa karan she doesn't have a fracture .. If I can get her off the Tramodol and start healing her arthritis then there I would be happy.

A colleague used it and had good results so I thought I'd give it a go.

Let us know how it goes. 

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