Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!
  1.   Become a Supporter    ::   Make a Contribution   
    Target (Recurring Monthly): $200 :: Achieved: $98

American citizen on a mission to preach Sikh values

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by Vikram singh, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Vikram singh

    Vikram singh
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer Contributor

    Feb 25, 2005
    Likes Received:
    Chandigarh, Jul 2 (PTI) An American citizen who adopted Sikhism and has been living in India for the past 38 years, has made it his mission to teach Sikh values.
    Ralph Singh (58), who originally hails from Syracuse in New York, preaches, especially in Punjab, the importance of maintaining one's values and culture.

    Addressing mediapersons here today, Ralph expressed concern about the "lack of values among the new generation Sikhs" and felt that the "unassailable character that the Gurus instilled in the Sikhs has been lost." "As a result, not just the Sikh community, but Punjab, too suffers," he said.

    He said that he came to India in 1971 to spiritually enlighten himself and added that till the age of 22, the time when he finished his studies, he had not seen or even heard about Sikhs.

    "When I landed in India, I met spiritual guru, Baba Virsa Singh and his deeds inspired me so much that I decided to adopt Sikhism as a faith. Though my wife Joginder Kaur is a Sikh, both my sons Chetan and Tejbir, who live in US, decided to convert to Sikhism on their own," says Ralph, who wears a turban and keeps a beard.

    His message to the youth is "not to give up their values and not to be corrupted by society".

    Ralph said that he has made a special study of Guru Nanak Dev's true follower Baba Sri Chand, which he will release at a public function in September. PTI

  2. Loading...

  3. Archived_Member1

    Expand Collapse
    gone to greener pastures
    SPNer Supporter

    Apr 4, 2007
    Likes Received:
    is all the spam really necessary? :(

    thanks for posting the article Vikram!

    Kay's spam has been removed.
    by Forum Leader - begum.
Since you're here... we have a small favor to ask...

More people are visiting & reading SPN than ever but far fewer are paying to sustain it. Advertising revenues across the online media have fallen fast. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Donating to SPN's is vote for free speech, for diversity of opinions, for the right of the people to stand up to religious bigotry. Without any affiliation to any organization, this constant struggle takes a lot of hard work to sustain as we entirely depend on the contributions of our esteemed writers/readers. We do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too... Fund our efforts and together we can keep the world informed about the real Sikh Sikhi Sikhism. If everyone who writes or reads our content, who likes it, helps us to pay for it, our future would be much more secure. Every Contribution Matters, Contribute Generously!

    Become a Supporter      ::     Make a Contribution     

Share This Page