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Heritage Help Tell the Story of Sikhs in Kenya ! (Image from Dar Es Salaam 1929)

Discussion in 'History of Sikhism' started by spnadmin, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. spnadmin

    spnadmin United States
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    Dar-es-salaam Gurdwara committee from 80 years ago. 1929

    Respected forum members. We have obtained this wonderful image, from forum member Gyani Jarnail Singh ji. But it needs some narrative. So much can be learned about the Kenya Sikhs. If anyone was a member of the sangat in Kenya and has personal narratives, anecdotes, or histories bearing on the subject, Please Post Them Here! Thank you!

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  3. Archived_Member16

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  4. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Sawa lakh se EK larraoan
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    Our respected member Rajinder Singh Arshi is also from Africa....he should have a lot to say about this....
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  5. findingmyway

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    The British enticed a lot of Sikhs to work for them in East Africa in skilled jobs. At the end of British rule in Kenya, they were offered to leave and retain British citizenship or become Kenyan citizens. There was then a waiting list to enter the UK with a lottery for which names would be allowed in each year (quota system).
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  6. Mai Harinder Kaur

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    Gyani Jarnail ji, perhaps you or one of the administrators would send him a PM so he doesn't miss this opportunity.
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  7. arshi

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    Giani Jarnail Singh and Mai Harinder Kaur jios<?"urn::eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />


    Please accept my sincere apologies for not responding to your posts for quite a while. The main reason is my preoccupation with work and domestic/social obligations. Whatever spare time I had, was spent in finding my own bearing on my spirituality through the teachings of the Master of all Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. The journey is long and strewed with distractions and obstacles.

    Time permitting I would love to share my experiences with my fellow brothers and sisters on SPN. Few of you may know that a very prominent and frequent contributor on SPN was my primary school classmate in <?xml:::eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Nairobi, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Kenya</st1:country-region> and it was through the Sikhnet and SPN forums that I was able to re-establish contact with him after almost 50 years. We used to debate (sometimes argue) Sikhi in primary school but now having matured a lot we are in agreement on most things and from time to time enjoy our reunion over the phone even though we are thousands of miles apart – if this is not a true miracle then what is?

    Kindest regards ji

    Rajinder Singh ‘Arshi’
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