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A Request by from Jakarta

Discussion in 'Community Out-Reach' started by balwant jakarta, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. balwant jakarta

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    Aman Singh wrties:

    I got this in my email today: from our member balwant jakarta Can we do something about it? Surely, SPN would love to help him out in his endeavor... but how?


    Well it seems as if balwant ji is not talking about a private Khalsa/Punjabi school, but a gurmat/Khalsa School attached to the gurdwara. So this is more along the lines of what Tejwant has experience with, along the lines of the SikhRI sodhi curriculum. But balwant ji may not want a curriculum in English. So that narrows down the questions a lot. And not only Tejwant but Gyani and NamJap should have words of advice and direction that would be helpful.

    The other question: Exactly what kind of help does balwant ji seek? Any kind of direction? Or is it more specific guidance? I noticed watching Who's Online that he was looking a a thread about Online Gurmat Learning. His needs may be about curriculum, materials, and teaching guides.

    Thanks Aman ji
     
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  3. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Re: Seva Request by SPN Member from Jakarta

    The langauge in Indonesia is a Malay variant..Bahasa Indonesia and most if not all "punjabis" there speak ONLY this. On a visit to jakarta my daughter attended a Gurdwara and saw that ONLY the Granthi form Punjab spoke in Punjabi...rest all business was carried out in bahasa Indoinesia..local dialect. The Hukmanma was translated..and the stage sec spoke in BI. The langgar sewadaars also spoke BI names for dishes...daal roti ..the Pails carried for other offerings...etc had to "looked" at to see what was offered !!
    So it may not be that easy....English/Punjabi are both in the minority !!
    I will do all i can and more...as Malay is also our national language but slightly different..akin to Punjabi/Hindi !!
     
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    Re: Seva Request by SPN Member from Jakarta

    Jios

    balwant has clarified his request so now all involved know what he actually is aiming for. He posted this on my visitor's messages.

    Thank you for your prompt response. We are planning for a Sunday school for the time being.Later we would use the shool premesis for summer camp or samelan etc. We wish our future children to be able to read write and speak Punjabi and learn Gurbani and also Sikh history.Besies the gurdwara Punjabi school in the future we are planning an Khalsa International school open to all nationalities (another two years time).Gurfateh. Balwant

    This helps me. Hope it clarifies for everyone else -- or perhaps you understood already and I did not.
     
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    Re: Seva Request by SPN Member from Jakarta

    Here's is what I replied to Balwant.

     
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    Re: Seva Request by SPN Member from Jakarta

    He replied back :-

     
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    Re: Seva Request by SPN Member from Jakarta

    I think we should help him in the wording. He's not asking us to raise funds.
     
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    Re: A Nobel request by from Jakarta

    Balwant Ji further writes:

     
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    We would like to invite members to come forward if they have kind of expertise in writing such a proposal in Punjabi or English... Thank you.
     
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    The Sikh and Punjabi culture amongst the Indonesian Sikh is on the brinks of extinction. It is the hope, desire and vision of the Sikh community leaders living in Jakarta to revive the basic fundamentals of our Sikh religion in our country that has almost lost about 70% of its youth who have lost touch with the spoken language as well as the Sikh /Punjabi culture.
    As s result of this precarious situation where our next generation may wither away in Indonesia, the founding fathers of the gurudwara Yayasan Social Guru Nanak has taken up the initiative to attract our younger generation of Sikh to be brought back to our fold to take part in the study and culture of the Sikhs. In order to achieve our aim restoring the language and culture of our rich and prosperous Punjab, we have embarked on a crusade to seek funds from every corner where our members of the Sikh in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and other neighboring countries could merge/mix and share our common thoughts and to get to learn, speak and practice our culture on a common platform. To this end the founding fathers have spared no effort to enlist the support of eminent professors and artist as well as learned ‘parcarks’ to help us to run this proposed school.
    We are very small community of Sikhs in Jakarta but its our ambitions and desire that we all shall make every efforts to make this dream of ours come true that is set up the Sikh Academy in Gurmat studies in Jakarta that shall become the focus and center point of the Sikh studies in South East Asia/Asean..
    To this end, we are in dire need of funds and appeal to every individual of the Sikh Community to come forward and donate whatever small sum it may be, so that our vision and dream of saving our language, religion and culture will not be vain, donate genoursly to this cause so that our next generations will not point a finger at us that we did not do enough when we could have done. Your donations will help us to not only save our Community from extinction but to stand proud amongst all other races to be accounted for. Every cent donated for this worth cause will not only bring the cherished dreams of thousand who are trying to bring back the lost treasures of our community but a new world in a new world in a new beginning. In this fast moving world of ours.
    Kindly forward your donations to for the first Gurmat School in Sikhism in Jakarta and with your help and assistance we are positive the slogan ‘RAAJ KARE GA KHALSA’ shall prevail and once again our youths who have now led astray will be brought back to our SIKH CAUSE/FOLD. Kindly donate to help us meet the RM 2 Million expected cost, when completed. Donation could be collected from the sanggat and handed to Sardar Balwant Singh,one of the founding fathers, who shall be present on most occasions when this announcement is made at your gurudwara or make out cheques/drafts/money orders made in favor of Yayasan Sosial Guru Nanak c/o Bank Permata cabang ITC Fatmawati,Jakarta Selatan Indonesia. Account number 0701351959, Swift code BBBAIDJA
    For more info/inquires kindly contact the following: S.Daljit Singh +62811998667,S.Satnam Singh +62811195945/Sardani Iqbal Kaur +6281382111090/S.Balwant Singh +62816953416,Malaysia no 010 8877144,Singapore 90414642 email:
    benrahal68@yahoo.com
    May the blessings of Nanak be upon you and your families.
    In the service of Nanak
     

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