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“When we used to hear the Sakhis of Guru Sahib that 40 Singhs took on a force of 10 lakh at Chamkaur Sahib, it seemed a little impossible but we never questioned. Today, not only we are fully convinced, but the world too is convinced of the might of the Khalsa” : Times of India, Mumbai Edition. 30th September, p.12
We fall short of words to describe what the Bir Khalsa Dal has achieved for promoting Gatka today.
If you have not been able to watch their progress through India’s Got Talent, it has been their special genius to showcase what Sikhs truly are
with their amazing display of Gatka and their fantastic spirit. And they have done this before not just the whole nation, but the entire world through their appearances in the media. Even India’s Got Talent judge Sajid Khan had to declare that he now understood how one Sikh could take on many opponents and still emerge triumphant. This week, The Times of India, Mumbai congratulated the group as they go forth to compete in the final. UNITED SIKHS urges you to take the opportunity to help promote this extraordinary martial tradition, and if you are in India, please VOTE!
Watch one of many YouTube videos on Bir Khalsa Dal at YouTube - Bir Khalsa Dal (POWER OF KHALSA) On INDIA`S GOT TALENT SHOW
The following message was circulated by Young Sikh Leaders (YSL):
Gatka must be taught to every Sikh
In 1984 we lost so many family and friends in horrific circumstances. Seeing Bir Khalsa Dal, one cannot help but think: what if every Sikh at that time had known Gatka and had some basic Shastras at home? Every one of us could have defended ourselves, and many would have been deterred from perpetrating crimes against the Sikh community in the first place. It is not always necessary that we need a Sword (Kirpan) to fight as is evident in the interview with Bir Khalsa Dal’s Captain Sahib, Veer Kawaljeet Singh ji. You can watch the interview here: http://blip.tv/file/4170758
The group in competition
In fact, staying in the competition has been a kind of fight too, and one that we can all help to win. Despite the fact that they are clearly setting a great example for not only the youth but all Sikhs, it is sad to note that up to this point no one has come forward to support the group financially. Even for their two auditions in Delhi, they had to buy their own bana (traditional attire). To manage it one veer sold his motorcycle while others took loans. It is love for their Guru Sahib's vidya that inspires them to practice, and makes them willing to teach for free.
In addition to being great practitioners of Gatka, the Bir Khalsa Dal serve as role models in other ways: the group’s members are all educatedand some are in business too, though their youngest member, Manpreet Singh is only 8 years old. Anyone concerned that he is missing out on his studies should think again: his elders are ensuring that he works hard, and in fact he’s kept up an 80% grade average throughout these past 3 months despite the demands of performing..
For Bir Khalsa Dal, their utmost desire is that Gurudwara Prabhandhaks come forward and facilitate every Sikh to learn Naam Simran and Gatka. They believe that every Gurdwara can and should offer Gatka to attract the youth.
We need only look at our Bir Khalsa Dal to know: today’s students can become examples for our community, representing the beauty of the Guru’s vidya to the world.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,
Please go to http://www.birkhalsagatka.com/
and become a fan!
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BIR KHALSA DAL!
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BIR KHALSA are performing Gatka on Colors TV
1) The Grand Finale of India’s Got Talent will be aired on the 2nd of October, 9pm IST
2) Voting lines opened from 10pm on Saturday the 25th of September, so please get voting!
3) 1 Sim is restricted to making 10 VOTES only, so make those 10 votes!
4) You can even get an extra SIM and keep voting.
5) Get your schools, colleges, factories, shops, companies and Gurdwaras to vote too!
6) If you are abroad, you could remind your family and friends in India to vote by SMS
7) To vote for BIR KHALSA DAL, text BK and send to 56882.
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UNITED SIKHS is also an avenue for networking between like-minded organisations to establish and nurture meaningful projects and dialogues - whether social, cultural or political- to promote harmony, understanding and reciprocity in our villages, towns and cities.
UNITED SIKHS is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who share a common vision based on the belief that there is no greater endeavour than to serve, empower and uplift fellow beings. The core of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to civic service and social progress on behalf of the common good.
Accordingly, UNITED SIKHS has sought to fulfil its mission not only by informing, educating and uplifting fellow beings but also by participating in cross-cultural and political exchanges to ensure that the promises and benefits of democracy are realized by all.
We at UNITED SIKHS believe that the development of enlightened and progressive societies can be made possible by socially conscious groups of people who make a commitment to develop and direct human potential. Our work, efforts and achievements stand as a testament to our faith in this vision. :thumbsupp:
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