genie

Could you name 10 Sikhs in the west that did something for Sikhi?

35 posts in this topic

I saw an article recently where they were listing the great achievements that some women of Sikh origin had made. I thought to myself great these women achieved something for themselves on a personal self development level. But what really got me thinking was where is the list of men or women in the west who done anything great in the service of the Sikh community or furtherment of Sikhi? I can give a list of Sikhs in India who done amazing things for Sikhi over the centuries but not many in the west and of those who did the majority would be men.

People like sardar fauja singh (oldest sikh athlete inspired many Sikhs to take up running), ravi singh of khalsa aid (helping Sikhs in India), jugraj singh of basics of Sikhi (parchar spreading Sikhi to non-sikhs and fundraising for Sikh causes), various founders of gurdwara's who established them.

Any outstanding and inspirational Sikh women in the west done anything for Sikhi or the sikh community...... any come to mind? nope cant think of any...

can anyone come up with any names?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bibi Sukhmani Kaur  Basics of sikhi - much promotion of Gurmukhi  regularly does kiddie Sangat in West London

the bibian who are doing parchaar now having gone through the parchaarik school  and returned home.

Bibi Sukhwinder Kaur from SOPW /sikh relief  

on fitness/self confidence  front perhaps Fitness Kaur 

since the title was SIkhs not specific to Gender then

Bhai Manmohan SIngh SAS - protecting our panth's future

Bhai Rama Singh ji inspired so many british sikhs

Bhai Baljit SIngh/ BHai Jugraj Singh - same thoughts of spreading the word

 

 

 

Edited by jkvlondon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ravinder Singh - Khalsa Aid

All the men and women doing seva for homeless from Midland Langar Seva Society, SWAT team, etc 

Langar Seva teams across the world, there's one in Los Angeles set up by I can't remember name. Also Australia. 

Giani Sukha Singh - Sikh helpline

Jugraj Singh, Jagmeet Singh, Baljit Singh and all parchariks- Basics of Sikhi. (already mentioned)

Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal - Roko Cancer

Balbir Singh Bains - SOPW 

Baba Fauja Singh (already mentioned)

Bhai Mohan Singh - Sikh Awareness Society (already mentioned)

Parmi Dheensa - IncludeMeToo

Bhai Sukhjeevan Singh and parchariks of Sikhi 2 Inspire 

Bhai Sukha Singh - Katha vachak

Kulwant Singh Dhesi, Tarsem Singh Deol - Sikhligar Project 

Unique Home for Girls - UK contacts 

Nirvair Khalsa Jatha

And many more Kirtanis UK born.

Baba Amar Singh education seva for children in India 

MySimran.info parchariks Canada & USA 

That's all I can think of for now. 

Remembered another one :

Sikh Youth UK - males and females for help with alcohol and drugs use and bullying issues. 

British Sikh Doctors  - health awareness within the community. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by simran345
2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, jkvlondon said:

Bibi Sukhmani Kaur  Basics of sikhi - much promotion of Gurmukhi  regularly does kiddie Sangat in West London

the bibian who are doing parchaar now having gone through the parchaarik school  and returned home.

Bibi Sukhwinder Kaur from SOPW /sikh relief  

on fitness/self confidence  front perhaps Fitness Kaur 

since the title was SIkhs not specific to Gender then

Bhai Manmohan SIngh SAS - protecting our panth's future

Bhai Rama Singh ji inspired so many british sikhs

Bhai Baljit SIngh/ BHai Jugraj Singh - same thoughts of spreading the word

 

 

 

For me Sukhmani Kaur  Basics of sikhi - Is probably the only female one that stands out for her sewa to sangat and sikhi.

The other Sikh women mentioned by simran are not very well known for their work yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, genie said:

For me Sukhmani Kaur  Basics of sikhi - Is probably the only female one that stands out for her sewa to sangat and sikhi.

The other Sikh women mentioned by simran are not very well known for their work yet.

That's probably because they aren't in the media as much. But there are others that simply don't come in the limelight to spread Sikhi awareness or that do seva, whether it's parchar, health related, humanity seva or even as a Sikh doing something positive for the community. 

Remember there's also USA, Canada, Australia, etc, other countries, where Sikhs have contributed to bring Sikhi awareness, but just because they're not in the media, doesn't mean they are any less than those that are. They are doing more than what I could ever do. 

If they weren't well known, then how do I know about them? I'm hardly best friends with them. So they must have achieved something, if somebody like me has no communication with them. But I guess it all depends on whose work one wants to appreciate and whose they don't. 

Edited by simran345

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are a few writers/poets/poetess on the internet, including harman kaur, fiverriverflow, jusmun. (Instagram mainly)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bibi pushpinder kaur usa - she was a teacher then principal then administrater for english schools so she used her knowledge and experience in education to create PSL (panjabi as a second lannguage) curriculum- books, syllabus, lesson plans. Her work isused in schools throughout CA 

Also women already have double duties- raise the family (cook, clean, kids) as well as doing jobs. And panjabis men dont help out with any chores, cooking or the kids. If women start asking for any gender equality, men start complaining about all the things wrong with women. As can be seen on this forum many times. Thats why women arent as out there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 15/03/2017 at 3:43 PM, Khalistanisinghni said:

There are a few writers/poets/poetess on the internet, including harman kaur, fiverriverflow, jusmun. (Instagram mainly)

Dont think they really count I dont see them promoting Sikhi or doing things for Sikh community they (like harman kaur) more about personal development and promoting non-sikh ideologies like feminism. So don't qualify unless we see evidence to the contrary.

On 16/03/2017 at 0:39 AM, Not2Cool2Argue said:

Bibi pushpinder kaur usa - she was a teacher then principal then administrater for english schools so she used her knowledge and experience in education to create PSL (panjabi as a second lannguage) curriculum- books, syllabus, lesson plans. Her work isused in schools throughout CA

Not sure she qualifys here she probably in the category of personal development/ promoting non-sikh ideologies.

Btw another inspirational Sikh women I just remembered are the famous singh twins who create art that relate Sikh history in some of their pieces.

Casualty-of-War-A-Portrai-001.jpg

 

 

Edited by genie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, genie said:

 

Not sure she qualifys here she probably in the category of personal development/ promoting non-sikh ideologies.

 

I forgot to mention that her PSL books are used in panjabi schools on Sundays. Thats wat she did: used her experience and knowledge of education to create curriculum, syllabus, n books for panjabi schools

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/15/2017 at 11:43 PM, Khalistanisinghni said:

There are a few writers/poets/poetess on the internet, including harman kaur, fiverriverflow, jusmun. (Instagram mainly)

While I agree with you, they claim to be promoting sikhi in their own way. Speaking up for Khalistan/Punjab? (Though I personally don't look up to them)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 16/03/2017 at 0:45 AM, Sukhvirk76 said:

Chardi kala jatha

They are associated members of 3HO.

Edited by GuestSingh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, GuestSingh said:

They are not Sikh.

LOL really..! And what gives you the right to determine that.. 

These guys however they came to sikhi is irrelevant.. They have dedicated their lives to learning ie. Being a Sikh what makes you a Sikh and not them? Is this a joke? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, GuestSingh said:

They are associated members of 3HO.

Members of 3HO? Have you seen a membership card? 

What foolishness 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Sukhvirk76 said:

LOL really..! And what gives you the right to determine that.. 

These guys however they came to sikhi is irrelevant.. They have dedicated their lives to learning ie. Being a Sikh what makes you a Sikh and not them? Is this a joke? 

This is no joke. Please research their name if you require evidence or to educate yourself about their distorted ideas and practices of Sikhi. Also, I did not question their journey. What is only in doubt here is their right to this identity. What they have done false, treacherous and disgusting. I am not going to waste any more of my time writing about them or take the thread off-topic.

I think the single/lone parcharaaks e.g. Bhai Sukha Singh, Bhai Amardeep Singh etc. do a good job too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd like to put fwd LCOL (ret) now MInister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan. He was commanding officer of BC regiment exactly 100 years after that regiment stopped the passengers from Komagata Maru (mostly Sikhs) from coming ashore. He served Canada's military with distinction including in Afghanistan twice. He also helped me when I fought for Sikh women to be able to tie turban in uniform in Canada's military. Prior it was only males allowed. I won the case and become first female Sikh to tie turban in the Royal Canadian navy because of his help. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bro 

they openly preach a milgoba of philosophies preached to them from Yogi Bhajan  and attribute it to sikhi . Remember That Yogi ji openly declared that Guru Gobind SIngh ji was wrong and mistaken to give sikhi to Punjabis , that white people are more pure .

 

although counts soul body twice ...I did listen to the whole thing .

they go on to teach this :

so Bhai Bachittar SIngh ji who they obliquely refer to  gained his strength not through Gurbani or Guru ji di mehr but yoga poses . at 50:00 he starts explaining a mantra taken from Jaap Sahib he claims Yogi ji taught them , then explains that the gurbani will only take you so far (arrow thrown by hand) but with the MUDRA then it will reach further (arrow with a bow). I don't know about you that sounds like saying Gurbani is incomplete to save people i.e. beadbhi

Edited by jkvlondon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, jkvlondon said:

Bro 

they openly preach a milgoba of philosophies preached to them from Yogi Bhajan  and attribute it to sikhi . Remember That Yogi ji openly declared that Guru Gobind SIngh ji was wrong and mistaken to give sikhi to Punjabis , that white people are more pure .

 

although counts soul body twice ...I did listen to the whole thing .

they go on to teach this :

so Bhai Bachittar SIngh ji who they obliquely refer to  gained his strength not through Gurbani or Guru ji di mehr but yoga poses . at 50:00 he starts explaining a mantra taken from Jaap Sahib he claims Yogi ji taught them , then explains that the gurbani will only take you so far (arrow thrown by hand) but with the MUDRA then it will reach further (arrow with a bow). I don't know about you that sounds like saying Gurbani is incomplete to save people i.e. beadbhi

Even worse they dance like trance dancing to Gurbani... I'd say that is beadbi for sure as is doing yoga teaching classes in Darbar with backs to palki Sahib. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, jkvlondon said:

Bro 

they openly preach a milgoba of philosophies preached to them from Yogi Bhajan  and attribute it to sikhi . Remember That Yogi ji openly declared that Guru Gobind SIngh ji was wrong and mistaken to give sikhi to Punjabis , that white people are more pure .

 

although counts soul body twice ...I did listen to the whole thing .

they go on to teach this :

so Bhai Bachittar SIngh ji who they obliquely refer to  gained his strength not through Gurbani or Guru ji di mehr but yoga poses . at 50:00 he starts explaining a mantra taken from Jaap Sahib he claims Yogi ji taught them , then explains that the gurbani will only take you so far (arrow thrown by hand) but with the MUDRA then it will reach further (arrow with a bow). I don't know about you that sounds like saying Gurbani is incomplete to save people i.e. beadbhi

Utter nonsense 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, Sukhvirk76 said:

Simple question @HarkiranKaurare you some how endowed with authority to declare who is a Sikh. Check yourself first please 

Did I say anything about who is a Sikh? I just commented on their practices of yoga with backs to SGGSJ. I wish everyone would stop just assuming since I believe in equality that it makes me somehow inept in everything Sikhi. How would you feel? Check yourself...

Edited by HarkiranKaur
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now



  • Topics

  • Posts

    • bro , I did say sorry if you got offended , it was a misunderstanding on my part because you were talking about something That was not on the page but if you think calling names is warranted be happy .
    • You are not going to apologize for your insulting comment.  I thought you wouldn't.  Do you remember your past and what you have done?  Let's say a women of such a character came along, would we call her a Gundhi, luchi janani?
    •   1.  You are complaining that amritdharis/religious sikhs are failing to do what is necessary to create a "robust fauj."  Let me ask you something: in the 1980s, who stepped up and put their lives on the line?  It was 90% amritdharis and/or religious, keshadhari singhs.  They bled, gave up their lives, had their families subjected to all kinds of atrocities.  How much can these people take?   2.  Your critique is based on the assumption of what a "robust fauj" is.  The world has changed.  The Sikh nation is not going to liberated by a few unorganized, rag-tag gangs of 20 year old boys in the Punjab countryside.  The Sikh nation is also not going to be liberated by vigilante groups of mundey in Canada or the UK.  What we need, what we have been sorely lacking for our entire existence, is a strong group of educated, intelligent, and passionate Sikhs who can formulate nuanced, viable strategies for the quam to meet its challenges, and who have the intelligence, resources, and networks to implement such strategies.  With that in mind, I see nothing wrong in amritdhari/religious kids being groomed for success in academics and the professional world.  Look at Jews.  They are smaller in population than we are, but they are generally very well educated and successful, and, on top of that, help each other out.  They wield a tremendous amount of influence and power because they have positioned themselves in such a way.  That's the way for us to get ahead and protect our interests in the modern world.
    • bro , honestly if we are talking about one link and source , then introducing facts about something different should be clarified  so that misunderstanding doesn't happen . Sorry if you got offended but given what was given I could not see what you accused her of so I did show what I was looking at to clarify what I was talking about to back up what I had said and yes she is clothed there . OP Bibi did not refer to that picture so like another person before me I just saw standard artsy output granted some was not gurmat approved (nudes etc) but not extreme like Rupi's 'art' piece on menstruation so did not expect such an accusation to occur on it .    
    • with your limited searching skills, which you are using as an excuse now.  You decided it was right to blame me as so; Where do you get the nerve to speak in this manner?  I can run a train on you right now and even make you cry.  Keep your mouth shut when you don't know anything.  Got it!!! I have the photo and so does a lot of other people of her tying a dastar with her top off.  She posted it on a social media site.