Messages

Thank You! (November 20, 2009)

Dear One Panth family,

Hopefully we’ve all recovered from Sunday’s event. The community is buzzing and people are already asking about future One Panth programs.

Each and every one of us brought our own unique contribution which, when combined, helped to strengthen our message of unity. Every single organiser, artist and volunteer should simultaneously be proud of what was accomplished, but also, thank Vaheguru for the opportunity to be here, in this time when our community needs us the most.

The challenges we face today, and will face tomorrow are not small things. But if we stand together as one family, and put our faith in Guru sahib, then there is nothing we can’t accomplish.

One Panth belongs to all of us, and we all have ownership in its success. Therefore, just remember that Sunday was just the beginning. With Guru sahib’s grace, the One Panth movement will continue, and hopefully we can all work together in the future.

If you get an opportunity, pick up a copy of Punjabi Daily. There is a full story on the event. The online version of the story is here:

Finally, please forward this message to anyone who might not have received it.

Thank you

One Panth sevadaars

 

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One Panth A Great Success! (November 16, 2009)

One Panth: United In Remembering 1984

Brampton– November 15, 2009 – Over 2000 Sikhs from across Ontario joined together today as One Panth (nation) to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the tragic events of 1984.

The day of reflection included live performances, films and displays about the pogroms against Sikhs across India after the death of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Live performances by Gurpreet Singh Chana, the Gurukul Arts Academy, Humble the Poet, and Dr. Onkar Singh allowed the audience to remember and reflect on this dark period.

Those attending also were able to see displays dedicated to the pogrom by twin sister artists Amrit & Rabindra Kaur Singh; Kanwar Singh Dhillon from the Art of Punjab; illustrator Rahul Singh Bhogal; artist Ravinder Singh; a historical display by Sandeep Singh Brar, curator of SikhMuseum.com; and painter Sukhpreet Singh.

“The commemoration was a way to allow the community, regardless of our political affiliations, social or economic status to come together to remember and reflect,” said Rapinder Kaur. “After 25 years we, as a community, are still waiting for people to be brought to justice. Since justice was not served we needed a way to commemorate as a community.”

For one brief moment, in 1984, Sikhs around the world were united as One Panth regardless of our individual affiliations, castes, education, wealth or politics. We were able to put our differences aside. Once again the Khalsa came together to find our common bonds and to remember that we are One Panth.

For more information about the commemoration and One Panth visit: www.onepanth.com.