Report & Accounts

2009 & 2010
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2
CENTRAL SIKH GURDWARA BOARD
MISSION
The mission of the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board is to
propagate the Sikh Religion and inculcate its practice
amongst Sikhs in Singapore.
OBJECTIVES
• To propagate Sikhism by providing religious services.
• To create awareness and inculcate the practice of the
Sikh way of life.
• To organise and promote the learning of Gurbani and
Kirtan.
• To lead the Sangat to become and remain Amrit Dhari
Sikhs.
• To promote the awareness of Sikh Heritage.
• To meet the needs of the Sikh Community
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Introduction 4
Gurdwara Programmes 6
Major Celebrations 8
Promotion of Sikhi 16
Gurmat Sangeet 26
Education and Outreach Activities 30
Other Activities 36
Sikh Centre Facilities 38
Support to Other Institutions 40
Reconstruction of Bhai Maharaj
Singh Ji Memorial 42
Renovation of Central Sikh Temple 46
Financial Highlights 58
Financial Statements for 2009 60
Financial Statements for 2010 86
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INTRODUCTION
The Central Sikh Gurdwara Board (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Board’) is privileged to present
this report on the Board’s activities over the last two years. The Board is appreciative of its
fellow Board members, staff and many volunteers who have given their time and best efforts
in the discharge of their duties, and assistance in running the many programmes at the various
units of the Board, namely, the Central Sikh Temple (“CST”), Silat Road Sikh Temple (“SRST”)
and Sikh Centre (“SC”).
The Central Sikh Gurdwara Board’s mission is to facilitate both, the learning and practice of the
Gurus’ teachings amongst Sikhs in Singapore. It is our sincere belief that the understanding
and practice of the Gurus’ teachings will lead to the betterment of each individual and to the
strengthening of the wider Sikh community. It is in this spirit that the Board has actively sought
to organize and promote meaningful activities that are in keeping with the three main tenets of
Sikhism: Naam Japna, Vand Ke Chakna and Kirat Karni.
In the following pages, we highlight the efforts of the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board.
Board’s Organization Structure
The Board is constituted under an Act
of Parliament in 1981 – ‘The Central Sikh
Gurdwara Board Act’ [Chapter 357]. It
manages two Gurdwaras (CST and SRST)
and the Sikh Centre.
At the last Biennial General Meeting held
on 13 Sept 2009, 25 Council members
were elected and at the Board’s frst
Council meeting, the designations and
responsibilities of these members were
decided as appears on the inside cover
page of this report.
Staffng
The Board employed staff to manage the operations of its various units.
Manpower Overview
Organisation 31 Dec 09 31 Dec 10
Central Sikh Temple 6 6
Silat Road Sikh Temple 10 10
Sikh Centre 7 7
Total 23 23
The turnover among staff has been low, and the Board is always on the lookout for quality staff
especially Kirtani Jathas. The Jathas at the Central Sikh Temple and Silat Road Sikh Temple have
built an appreciative rapport with the Sangat with their good vocal cords.
Members Signing in for BGM
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GURDWARA PROGRAmmES
Programmes held at the Gurdwaras are listed below
Central Sikh Temple
2009 2010
Gurdwara Programmes
Gurpurab Akhand Paath 5 5
Paath Mala 2 1
Programmes by Families
Akhand Paath @ Gurdwara 4 9
Akhand Paath @ Residences 7 6
Jorh Mela @ Gurdwara 67 71
Jorh Mela @ Residences 18 14
Engagements 10 7
Anand Karaj 28 20
In response to suggestions from the Sangat, Sukhmani Sahib prayers were introduced at CST
on Sunday afternoons. Since its introduction, the slots for this programme have been frequently
booked.
Silat Road Sikh Temple
2009 2010
Gurdwara Programmes
Gurpurab Akhand Paath 6 9
Paath Mala 2 2
Programmes by Families
Akhand Paath @ Gurdwara 44 58
Akhand Paath @ Residences 2 1
Jorh Mela @ Gurdwara 128 133
Jorh Mela @ Residences 26 27
Engagements 0 4
Anand Karaj 1 7
Weekly Simran sessions were frst started in 2007 with a clear intention of extending
the individual meditative experience. The Sangat is led in one hour long Simran sessions.
Altogether, fve sessions are held each week (4 at the Silat Road Gurdwara and 1 at the
Central Sikh Temple). Participants have been touched by the Simran, and are left with an
everlasting feeling of bliss.
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Iöeo¯ö¯ H¯lJ8 lHöc öö o3 9 =ö¯ Iöeo¯ö¯ H¯lJ8) Je Jõ¡ J¯Hölo¯ ööõ =¯ö lHHöõ el ¤l=3
äJ ¤¯¤3l õ¯ö oõe H¯ëe Jõ¡
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mAjOR CELEBRATIONS
The major celebrations held at the 2 Gurdwaras are as follows:
MONTH GURPURAB GURDWARA
January
Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday
Bhai Maharaj Singh’s Birthday
CST
SRST
March Holla Mahalla SRST
April Vesakhi CST
May Sant Sohan Singh’s (Malacca) Barsi CST
June Guru Arjan’s Shaheedi Gurpurab SRST
July
Bhai Maharaj Singh’s Barsi
Guru Harkrishan’s Birthday
SRST
CST
September Guru Granth Sahib Parkash Divas CST
October Gurgaddi Day SRST
Oct / Nov
Bandhi Chhorh / Diwali
Guru Nanak’s Birthday
SRST
CST
Dec / Jan Ushering the New Year CST
During the Gurpurab celebrations, the Board organized many activities to promote Sikhi and
the understanding of Gurbani.
Paath and Kirtan / Katha
The Board organised large scale
celebrations and held Akhand Paaths
during these celebrations to promote
Sikhi concepts and values. Kathas and
talks were delivered to the Sangat on
the importance and signifcance of each
of these Gurpurabs. Some well known
Kirtani Jathas and Kathakars were also
invited from overseas to participate in
these Gurpurab celebrations.
Paath Mala
Paath Mala were organised for the
Sangat to participate in doing selected
Gurbani Paaths including Sukhmani
Sahib and Japji Sahib. There was
also a Sehaj Paath reading of the Sri
Guru Granth Sahib completed in 96
hours. Overall, the response to these
Paath Malas has been good and the
participation rate has been steadily
increasing.
Bhai Sarabjit Singh Rangila
Bhai Amandeep Singh
R e p o R t & Ac c o u nt s 2 0 0 9 / 2 010
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eõ Iöeo¯löo¯ l=0 Jë =¯ö H¯ö¯õ¯ l=HH ¤Iö¯H l8H ¤=¯ö Jõ:
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Hõ=öl
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8el äõ / el=¯öl
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Iö¤ö8 Hõ¯Uleo¯ 8öö õ =8l ¤Iö¯H lH¤l o3 Iö8¯ël HH¥¯Uë ö8l Uöl= Hõ¡
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Iö¤ö8 3 =ö Hõ Hlöo¯ HH Hcöö lH¤ Iöeo¯ö¯ 8öö õ l=eH¯ 3 Hõ ¤öHõ =lö3õl Hu o3 =u¯=¯ö
HI=¯ = Iö8¯ël =lö3õ ö0¯8 ¡ =u¯=¯ö¯ õ lH¤ uöH 8¯ö 0¯õë ¤¯l8o¯¡
¤!ö H!ö!
¤¯õ H¯ö¯ e ¤Iö¯H Jõ H¤Hõl H¯lJ8 o3 H¤Hl H¯lJ8 e ¤¯õ HI3l ö¤ l=0 =öõ el öõl Hö =l3l I8l ¡
Hl HlJH ¤¯õ \ë =lco¯ l=0 ¤ö¯ =l3¯ lIo¯ 3¯ l= Jöl ¤¯õ =öõ =¯ö =l lJH¯ ö H=ë¡ HI3¯ ¤¯õ H¯ö¯
l=0 8J3 U3H¯J õ¯ö o3 =ö ¤uö U3 lJH¯ öelo¯ Jõ¡
Bhai Sarbjeet Singh Bhai Naranjan Singh Jawade Kala
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Gurbani Audio CDs
More than 800 CDs of the Sukhmani Sahib done in Kirtan were
distributed over three days in conjunction with Sri Guru Arjan’s
Shaheedi Gurpurab celebrations held at Gurdwara Sahib Silat Road
in 2009.
Amrit Sanchaar
The Board’s programmes are
designed to promote Sikhi
and encourage the Sangat to
become and remain Amritdhari
Sikhs. Amrit Sanchar ceremonies
are one of the highlights of
Vesakhi celebration. Prior to
these ceremonies, special
talks are held in Punjabi and
English to clarify doubts and
misconceptions about Amrit.
The Board is encouraged by the
positive response to these Amrit
Sanchaar ceremonies.
Occasion/Year Male Female Total
Vesakhi 2009 7 11 18
Vesakhi 2010 5 6 11
Naam Ras 2010 7 8 15
Children’s Parties and Funfairs
Children are our future. With this in mind, the Board specially organised children’s parties as
part of these major celebrations to teach and convey simple Sikhi concepts and messages in a
fun way. Through games, quiz competitions, and other prize winning activities, children learn
about the lives of our Sikh Gurus and their Gurbanis. Each of these parties had its own unique
theme. “Bana and Bani” was the theme for Vesakhi 2010 celebrations and “Children are Rab
da Roop” the theme for Guru Nanak’s birthday celebration in 2010. The children also actively
participated in Kirtan, Paath and Naam Simran sessions.
R e p o R t & Ac c o u nt s 2 0 0 9 / 2 010
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Hl ölH HI3 l=0 =ölo¯ I8lo¯¡
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8l0o¯ el ¤¯öcl e¯ l=H¯ “8¯ë¯
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“80 ö8 e¯ ö¤ Jõ” Hl¡ l8õ¯
¤¯öclo¯ HH 8l0o¯ õ =lö3õ,
¤¯õ 3 õ¯H lHHöõ l=0 =l ö¯I
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Banas and Dastaar competitions added colour and a festive atmosphere to these parties. The
children greatly enjoyed the food such as vegetarian pizzas and burgers, and of course, ice
cream and chocolates as delectable deserts.
Bandhi Chhorh Gurpurab celebrations were particularly memorable as the children had fun
playing with sparklers. Guru Harkrishan’s birthday celebration was also noteworthy as the
children themselves did Kirtan and Ardas and performed other sewas such as Chaur Sahib Sewa
and distribution of Deg and Guru ka Langgar.
More than 100 children
attended each of these parties,
with parents taking the lead in
organizing the activities. The
Board greatly appreciates the
time, efforts and enthusiasm
of the parents.
Home Visits
The celebration of Gurpurabs is also a special time
for the Board to remember the less fortunate in
our society. The Board organized care and share
activities and promoted sewa among the Sangat.
In conjunction with Bhai Maharaj Singh’s Barsi,
volunteers visited the Mei Ling Street Welfare Home
in 2009 and 2010. Goodie bags containing soap, a tea
towel, toothbrush and toothpaste were distributed
to the Malay, Chinese and Indian residents. They
particularly enjoyed the entertainment and langgar.
The Henderson Welfare Home was visited on Sunday 25
th
October 2009 during lunch time
in conjunction with Bhandi Chhorh. The residents thoroughly enjoyed the various dance
performances and the interaction with the volunteers. Langgar, consisting of porridge, bee
hoon, drinks and mango pudding, was served and enjoyed by all.
A group of 120 inmates from the Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital enjoyed a vigorous and captivating
bhangra dance and lunch served at the Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital as part of Guru Nanak’s birthday
celebrations. The hospital was also given $3,600 for the purchase of two hospital beds.
The aged and physically challenged in our community were special guests at the Central Sikh
Temple in 2009 for Guru Nanak’s birthday celebrations. They enjoyed Guru ka Langgar and
were presented gifts.
On Vesakhi and Guru Nanak’s birthday celebrations each year, the Board sponsored a two
months supply of dry rations at CST for all needy families under Sikh Welfare Council (SIWEC),
and similarly funds were also raised for SIWEC during each Bhai Maharaj Singh’s Barsi at SRST.
Other benefciaries of the collection and distribution of dry goods and rations such as rice,
biscuits, sugar and cooking oil over the 2009 to 2010 period included the Mei Ling Street Welfare
Home, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Jamiyah Children’s Home and the Sikh Welfare Council.
Children Performing Kirtan at CST
Visit to Mei Ling Street Home
R e p o R t & Ac c o u nt s 2 0 0 9 / 2 010
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eH3¯ö HH¯Uë 8¯ö elHo¯ lIo¯ ¡ 8el äõ Iö¤ö8 HH 8l0o¯ õ =ö¥õlo¯ 0ö¯8lo¯ ¡ Hl Iö Jöl=Hõ
Hl e Iö¤ö8 HH 8l0o¯ õ o¯¤ =lö3õ o3 oöe¯H =l3l¡ 0ö H¯lJ8 el H=¯, 3 öIö =ö3¯Uë el H=¯
=l 8l0o¯ õ o¯¤ Jl =l3l¡ Jö ¤¯öcl l=0 9OO 3 =u 8¯l0o¯ õ lJH¯ löo¯¡ 8¯l0o¯ e H¯l¤o¯ õ l8õ¯
¤Iö¯H¯ l=0 Ju =c¯l8o¯¡ 8öö o¯¤ë =ö H¯ö H¯l¤o¯ e¯ uõ=¯e =öe¯ J¡

¤ö!Jl Wö H!F!
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=ö ä=ë e¯ ¤0¯ö =öe¯ o¯l8o¯ J¡ ö¯8l HJ¯ö¯H lH=
Hl el 8öHl HH 7OO\ 3 7O9O l=0 H=¯e¯ö HlöI
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l8öloõ ö=¯ õ öH¯õ¯ =ö3ë =¯ölo¯ 0lH¯ e ¤=c =ö
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Iö õ¯õ= e= Hl e Iö¤ö8 HH ==¯I =¯8 lHU JH¤3¯ö e HölH¯ el H=¯ öIö eo¯ö¯ =l3l I8l¡ öIõ¯
¤eöHõ =l3¯ lIo¯¡JH¤3¯ö ö8l e HlHo¯ =¯H3 =ëOO ö¯öö le3 I8¡
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l=¤ löo¯e¯ lIo¯¡ öIö ä=¯l8o¯ lIo¯ 3 3J= =l
le3 I8¡
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=ö=oö =Hö =ö 0ö öJ, öõ=e ¤ö=¯ö¯ e ¤Iö¯H
=¯H3 e HJlõ e¯ ¤ö¯ ö¯Hõ ölHo¯ lIo¯¡ ö¯8l HJ¯ö¯H
lH= el 8öHl HH =ö l8=õ¯ =l3¯ lIo¯¡ H¯Hlo¯ ¤ö¯3l
=ö =l H=¯e¯ö =ö3ë =¯ö¯ H¯H¯õ ö = I8¡
Children Performing Kirtan at SRST
Visit to Mei Ling Street Home
Visit to Henderson Home
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Outings for Families and Senior Citizens
Outdoor activities for families and senior citizens also formed a special part of the celebrations of
major Gurpurabs.These activities were designed to promote family bonding and a healthy lifestyle
in addition to discovering and appreciating recreational areas and facilities in Singapore.
A nature walk was organised on 29 August 2009 as part of adopting a healthy lifestyle. It
was indeed a family day as children, parents and grandparents set off on a nature walk to the
Horticultural Park as part of adopting a healthy lifestyle. For some, it was an opportunity to
take snaps of the surrounding fora and fauna and observing birds and animals in their natural
habitats. For others it was a combination of exercising and catching up with friends. There was
a quiz session with prizes for the kids, and it all ended with a sumptuous meal at one of the
pavilions.
Our senior citizens had glimpses of years past
when they visited a dairy farm on 7 November
2009 as part of Guru Nanak’s birthday
celebrations.
Mighty Khalsa Visit to Pasir Ris Park
Two busloads of children and their parents visited
Pasir Ris Park on 30
th
May 2009. The day started
with seva at the Gurdwara before adjourning
to the park and enjoying a day flled with fun,
games, lots of activities, and delicious food and
ice cream.
Blood Donation
It was pleasing to see a good turnout at the Red
Cross blood donation drive held in the SRST
car park in 2009 in support of the National
Blood Programme. The Central Sikh Temple also
organized a blood donation drive on 31 October
2009 in conjunction with Guru Nanak’s birthday
celebrations.
Volunteers’ Party
Seva is a signifcant aspect of the Sikh way of
life and volunteers play an essential role in Care
& Share and other activities. A volunteers’ party
was held on 29
th
November 2009 at Costa Sands
Resort to acknowledge their seva at Central
Sikh Temple, Silat Road Sikh Temple and the
Sikh Centre. About 100 volunteers attended the
function. There were bhangra performances,
dancing and lots of fun and noise. We look forward
to their continuous support and involvement in
our activities.
Picnic at Pasir Ris Park
Volunteers at Costa Sands Resort
R e p o R t & Ac c o u nt s 2 0 0 9 / 2 010
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ä =ë¯ lH ¤l e¯ olõ ¤õ=¯ lJ H¯ J ¡ = ö¯ I öe o¯ö¯
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löH öc l=¤ l8õ ¯ e¯ u õ=¯e =öõ =¯H3 ¤¯öcl
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ö Iõ ¤¯8 o3 ¤=¯8 I8 ¡ o I 3 J ö = u 0õ =
H =¯ =öõ el H ==¯ õ 8 õ3l =l3l I8l¡
Children at Labrador Park
Tree Top Walk
At Goat Farm
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PROmOTION Of SIKHI
The promotion of Sikhi in both English and Punjabi
continues to be an important priority for the Board,
and in this regard, it is fortunate to have the services
of S. Jaswant Singh who is well versed in Gurbani and
Sikh history, and bilingual in English and Punjabi. He
conducted the following courses at the Sikh Centre:
Sikhism 101
This is a two-year comprehensive course on Sikhism, covering Sikh religion, history and
philosophy. The course started in February 2008 and 59 students have since completed the
course. Two of the students sent their written scripts to the Missionary College in Ludhiana for
marking and they were subsequently awarded the Diploma in Sikhism.
Class No. of Students Date Commenced Date Completed
1 24 Feb 2008 January 2010
2 17 April 2008 March 2010
3 18 September 2008 August 2010
4 25 July 2009 In progress
5 48 April 2010 In progress
73 students were attending the Sikhi 101
course as at the end of 2010.
It is heartening to note the positive feedback
from participants on these courses. One of
the very frst participants on the course
highly commended it, noting in particular
that “it was a well planned and structured
course. The lecturer provided thoughtful
insights in making the course meaningful.”
Sikhism 201
Following encouraging feedback and demand
from the graduating students of Sikhi 101, an
Advance Course on Sikh Theology was started
on 8 April 2010 with 30 students. The students
freely discuss Sikhi concepts during the class.
Seminars by Sikhism Students
Students who completed the Sikhism 101 course
took the lead to organize seminars on the
following topics:
Banda Singh Bahadur Satwant Kaur & Harminder Kaur
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Sarbjit Singh & Sarjit Kaur
Mdm Amarjit Kaur receiving Sikh
Missionary College Diploma
Sikhism 101 Graduates
Audience at Seminar
R e p o R t & Ac c o u nt s 2 0 0 9 / 2 010
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l8J U¯0 ¤uöl =öH =O l=leo¯öulo¯ =¯H3
\ o¤öö 7O9O õ lH¤ Hcö l=¤ Hö =l3¯¡
l=leo¯öul o¯¤H l=0 lH¤l l=0¯öu¯ö¯ 8¯ö
l=0¯ö¯ =öe Jõ¡
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H l=leo¯öul l8J =öH ¤¯H =ö 0= Jõ, Uõ¯ õ Jõ lö¤ l=lHo¯ 3 HHlõ¯ö =l3¯¡
8e¯ lH= 8J¯eö H3=3 =ö o3 JölHeö =ö
HJ¯ö¯H¯ öëHl3 lH= Hö8Hl3 lH= o3 HöHl3 =ö
Sikhi Class
Dr Harbans Kaur Receiving Sikh
Missionary College Diploma
Sikhism 101 Graduates
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Understanding Gurbani
The following courses on various aspects of Gurbani were held during 2009-10 and were well
attended. These courses received good feedback from the participants:
Date started Subject Enrolment
Jan 2009 Sukhmani Sahib 62 at SC and 21 at CST
Sept 2009 Barahmaha 40 at SC and 14 at CST
Jan 2010 (repeat) Japji Sahib 49 at SC
Apr 2010 Rehras and Sohila 42 at SC
Jul 2010 Asa Ki Vaar 59 at SC
Sept 2010 Pronunciation and grammar of Gurbani 54 at SC
Learning Gurmukhi
Gurmukhi Courses were conducted every quarter
and 95 students have attended these classes
during 2009-10.
Learning Paath
This course on recitation of Paath was introduced
in 2008 and completed in August 2010. It covered
the following compositions from the Guru Granth
Sahib:
Japji Sahib, Rehras, Sohila, Anand
Sahib, Sidh Gost, Dakhni Oangkar
25 students
Salok Sahaskriti 36 students
Jaitsari Ki Vaar 27 students
Bhatta De Sawiyee 41 students
Santhia Class for Ladies
The Board has been fortunate
to have the services of Mdm
Avtar Kaur who has been
conducting this Santhia class
every Saturday at the Sikh
Centre for the past six years.
There are currently 25 ladies
enrolled in her class which
starts from the basics and
advances to the recitation of
the Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Santhia Class for Adults
This class is taught by Sardar Gurbaksh Singh Grewal who has a vast knowledge of Gurbani and
Sikh religion.The objective of this class is to help participants to learn to read and understand
Gurbani correctly. Diffcult words are explained and issues or doubts are discussed.
Children at Labrador Park
Sikhi Class
Santhia Class
R e p o R t & Ac c o u nt s 2 0 0 9 / 2 010
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Sikhi Class
Santhia Class
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Seminars
Under the auspices of the Sikh Centre, the following seminars were organized in 2009 and 2010.
They were well attended and well received by the Sangat:
Subject Speaker
Shabad Framework of SGGS Amardeep Singh
Raising a Sikh Child Gurmeet Kaur
Alice in Wonderland Amardeep Singh
Why your turban can make you Millions$ Ash Singh
The Concept of Naam Gyani Jagtar Singh Jachak

Special Katha by Baba Makhan Singh Ji
Baba Makhan Singh Ji of Mani Singh Taksal did Katha of Salok Sanskriti for 4 weeks in 2009.
The Sangat got an understanding of this diffcult Bani & appreciated it.
Anand Kaaraj Counselling
The Board has two Deputy Registrars of
Marriages, Dr Jasbir Singh and Mr Ranjit Singh
Wahla. It conducts special sessions for couples
planning to get married. The sessions are
aimed at giving the couple an understanding
of their roles and responsibilities in marriage,
as mentioned in the SGGS and the meaning of
Lavan.
To ensure that the Anand Kaaraj ceremony
takes place smoothly and the needs of the
couple are met, the Board briefs the couple.
The procedures are clearly explained including a “dry run”.

A new initiative designed to give newly married couples a sense of belonging was the introduction
of the Anand Kaaraj Certifcate signed by both, the Giani who conducted the ceremony and the
Gurdwara President. It serves as a memento for the couple.
Dialogue by Harinder Singh Alwar Wale Seminar by Amardeep Singh
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Baba Makhan Singh Seminar by Ash Singh
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Sikhi for Toddlers
This programme was started in January 2009 at the
Sikh Centre and has received very positive feedback
from both the toddlers and their parents. The
toddlers learn Sikhi through play and art & craft.

Sikhi for Children
Our children and youth are an important part of
our Sangat and the Board has been mindful of the
need to develop, organize, support and promote
programmes targeted at this sector.
Sikhi classes for children were frst introduced at
the Sikh Centre in 2009. S. Jaswant Singh together
with a few enthusiastic volunteers put their heads
together and specially designed classes for
children of different age groups. The classes are
held at the Sikh Centre on Saturdays and Sundays.
A session typically involves “paath”, sakhi and age-
appropriate activity like colouring, puzzles, songs,
quizzes, etc. The classes are divided as:
•Nikke Khalse: A Course for Kindergarten Children
•Fateh: A Course for Lower Primary Children
•Chardi Kala: A Course for Upper Primary Children
These classes have been popular and enrolment has risen from 55 in 2009 to 73 in 2010.
Mighty Khalsa
The Mighty Khalsa programmes are held bi-weekly at the Sikh Centre and help the children in
our community to bond and interactively learn more about the concepts of the Sikh religion and
culture in a fun way. They get to touch the Chaur Sahib and be close to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
They also develop the confdence to do Ardaas and take the Vaak in front of the Sangat.
Sikhi Camp
Forty-eight enthusiastic
children aged between 6
to 11 years came together
at the Sikh Centre in June
2009 for a fun-flled holiday
camp, where they also
found time to learn more
about their religion and gain
self-confdence through
interacting in teamwork in a
spirit of cooperation.
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Katha & Seminars by Bhai Esher Singh
The Board engaged a well-known preacher, Bhai Esher Singh,
to promote Sikhi among the Sangat in Singapore. He has been
travelling widely giving seminars and doing Katha on Sri Guru
Granth Sahib. He took up the challenge to convey to the Singapore
Sangat the message of Sikhi of Universal Brotherhood, Love, Peace
and Salvation through understanding of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Bhai Esher Singh gave a series of daily talks at the Gurdwaras and
the Sikh Centre. He covered the following topics:
• Japji Sahib – Hukam, Nader & Karam
• How Bani was, is and will be Guru
• Our Guru: Concept of praising Lord within
• Who is Sikh & Who is Guru?
• Gurbani as Guru, Amrit, Gurmukh / Manmukh & Gurmat
• Naam Simran (Meditation)
• Ardas, Sahej, Raj Yog, Santokh, Kaam & Ahankar
• Mother & Father, Krodh, Lobh & Swarg / Nark
• Gurmanter, Moolmanter and Bani Guru - How they are interlinked
• Excellence through Gurbani
He also did Katha explaining the following Banis:
•Anand Sahib •Japji Sahib
•Bhatta De Swaiyae •Sukhmani Sahib
•Mool Manter •Asa Ki Var
During his time in Singapore, Bhai Esher Singh
conducted several seminars at the Sikh Centre
Auditorium. Some of the seminar topics covered
were:
•Concept of “Death” in Sikhsim •GUR-MUKH & MAN-MUKH
•Mool Mantar •Revelation of GURU
• Charan (Word (Feet) of Guru and Lord)
and Dhur (Dust) meaning
•Mind and Soul
•Faith and You •Time & Word
•GUN – AVGUN •Unique way to Remember God
•8.4 Million Joonis
The Sangat eagerly looked forward to his talks and presentations. His sessions were well
attended.
The Board has engaged him to be here twice a year in May/June and November/December to
preach Sikhism to the Singapore Sangat.
Bhai Esher Singh
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Gurmat Sangeet
Following their initial introduction in 2007, the Gurmat
Sangeet classes have met with a very encouraging
response and enrolment now stands at 124 students.
Some of the students who enrolled in basic classes
have since progressed to intermediate and advanced
levels.
Enrolment by level Students
Beginners 24
Intermediate 25
Advanced 75
The students have shown great interest in learning Gurmat Sangeet with string instruments and
are often seen performing kirtan using these instruments.
Student enrolment details are listed below:
Type of instrument Students
Dilruba 24
Rabab 15
Israj 10
Sarangi 3
Taus 3
Tabla 15
Harmonium 80
It is now timely for the Board to consider an expansion
of the Gurmat Sangeet programme through
developing curriculum and course content in line with
established Gurmat Sangeet academies overseas,
offering a greater variety of courses, and also running
these classes at the Central Sikh Temple.
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Raag Ras 2009
• Raag Ras Kirtan Darbar programme
comprising 2 kirtan sessions and 2 workshops
was organized at the Sikh Centre from 20–22
Feb 2009. Many renowned personalities such
as the Principal of Jawaddi Taksal, Sukhwant
Singh, participated in the programme.
• The entire programme was very well received
by the Sangat, particularly the youth who
turned up in large numbers at both the
workshops and darbar programmes.
Presentations by Gurmat Sangeet Students
The Gurmat Sangeet teacher and his students have participated in a number of in-house and
external activities by invitation and have performed well, receiving accolades from appreciative
audiences. These activities are highlighted below:
• On 8 February 2009, the Sikh Centre
(SC) conducted a dialogue with the
Explorations in Faith (EIF) Interfaith
Group on the topic ‘Music in Faith’.
Students of the Gurmat Sangeet
Academy thrilled the audience with their
rendition of divine Sikh music.
• Participation in an interfaith music
sharing session at St. Mary’s Church of
the Angels on Feb 19, 2010.
• The Academy participated in a ‘Tapestry
of Sacred Music’ at the Esplanade on 25
April 2010. It provided a signifcant boost
to the profle of the Gurmat Sangeet
Academy. 24 students participated on
stage with various stringed instruments
in front of a very appreciative audience.
• Participated in Simran session on 3
rd

July 2010 for the inauguration of Bhai
Maharaj Singh Memorial Gurdwara by
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.
• Joint participation in kirtan session with
students in Johor & Malacca, Malaysia.
• Participated in New Year’s Eve Kirtan
Darbar on 31st December 2010 at Central
Sikh Temple.
Kirtan at St. Mary’s Church
Simran at SRST – 3rd July 2010
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Performance at Esplanade
Kirtan at JB Temple
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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH ACTIvITIES
The Board strives to serve the community through providing both, a variety of religious services
and activities and sustaining its continued strength and growth by also meeting its educational
and lifelong learning needs. The programmes and activities conducted by the Board in 2009 &
2010 are listed below:
Tuition for School Children
Mindful that the future lies with the strength and achievements of our children, the Sikh Centre is
fortunate to have the services of a dedicated group of well qualifed and experienced teachers to
coach and guide our students through periods of study for critical examinations. It is gratifying
to note that one student gained a distinction in ‘O’ level English.
These tuition classes continue to be regularly organized:
English : Primary, Secondary and ‘O’ level
Mathematics : PSLE, ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels
IT Education
It’s a well known fact that we live in a digital world
and our citizens need to be IT literate in order to
access the full range of information and community
services that, increasingly, are now only available
and accessible online. A course on Windows:
Enhance your basic IT Skills held in 2009 - 2010
was fully subscribed by our elders.
Conversational Mandarin
We live in a multicultural society in Singapore and knowledge of Conversational Mandarin
is a great asset. With assistance from Manjit Singh, a teacher fuent in Mandarin, the Board
organized an eight lesson course in 2009 on ‘Let’s speak Chinese’. The course attracted a good
enrolment.
Children Development
A seminar on “Raising a Sikh Child” was held for
parents on 21 November 2009 at the Sikh Centre.
It was presented by Ms Gurmit Kaur, a specialist
in early childhood education. She covered what
parents needed to know about child development
and brain development, the imparting of values
and morality, and developing a sense of identity,
pride and self-esteem.
The Board also organized Phonics for Kids, reading
programmes to cultivate a love for reading, and
arts and craft classes for young children.
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H l= Hölöõ l=0 H¯lJö J, Uõ¯ õ 7OO\ l=0 oõ öHõ e¯ =öH “o¯U 0lõl ¤õl8” lH¤ Hcö l=0
öI¯l8o¯¡ =¯=l ö=¯ õ l8H 3 =¯l8e¯ Uõ¯l8o¯¡
8|Um! Ul ¤¥!Ul U! |¥N!H
“lH¤ 80 õ l== ¤¯ö믔 lH¤ Hcö l=¤ 79 õ=8ö 7OO\ õ l8H
l=H 3 HHlõ¯ö =l3¯ lIo¯¡ 8l0o¯ el HUöl ¤õ¯8l e¯ l8J HHlõ¯ö
öë IöHl3 =ö õ =l3¯¡ 8l0o¯ e H¯l¤o¯ õ l8J H¯õë el öõ J
l= 80 e Hl=õ e¯, leH¯I e¯, HH¥ë el H=3l e¯ o3 H= l=H=¯H
e¯ l==¯H l=H UI õ¯ö =u¯l8o¯ H¯ H=e¯ J¡
8öö =ö 8l0o¯ l=0 ¤õõ el ö0l ¤e¯ =öõ elo¯ =ö¯H¯ ö¯8lo¯
H¯elo¯ Jõ¡ o¯öc oö =ö¯=c o3 =lõ=H =ö¯H¯ =l öI¯8lo¯
H¯elo¯ Jõ¡
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Bursary Scheme
The Board set aside a bursary fund of $10,000 since 2006 with the Singapore Indian Education
Trust (SIET) to provide bursaries to needy students from lower income Sikh families. This fund
is topped up as required and 13 students received these bursaries in 2009 & 2010.
PCs for Needy Families
Over the 2009-2010 review period, 10 students beneftted from this program to own affordable
PCs with an Internet connection.
Healthy Living
The Sikh faith emphasizes and encourages healthy living through participation in activities and
sporting pursuits designed to promote physical ftness, team spirit and a healthy lifestyle. The
Sikh Centre promoted a number of such activities.
Tae-Kwon-Do
These classes are held at the Sikh Centre every
Saturday afternoon by 5
th
Dan International
Tae-kwon-do instructor Virender Singh. The
enrolment has remained consistent and the
students learn physical ftness in addition to
acquiring qualities of resilience and mental
discipline. Nine students gained their black
belts.
Bhangra
Bhangra classes organised by the Shere-Punjab group are held every weekend at the Sikh
Centre. These classes are also attended by non–Sikhs. In addition to ftness training, children
and adult students of these bhangra classes acquire dancing skills to perform at weddings and
other celebrations.
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8öHöl HNlH
8öö õ lH=¯¤ö l8öloõ oH=Hõ cöHc (SIET) e õ¯ö lHö= öõ=e lH¤ ¤ö=¯ö¯ e l=leo¯öulo¯ elo¯
öõ¯ ¤ölo¯ =öõ =¯H3 l8J 8öHöl H=lH 0ö¯8l J¡ 7OOë 3 9O,OOO ö¯öö l8H H=lH =¯H3 =¤ö¯ öl¤o¯
H¯e¯ J¡ Höö3 oõH¯ö l8J =ö Jö =l =u¯l8o¯ H¯e¯ J¡ 7OO\ 3 7O9O l=0 9= l=leo¯öulo¯ õ l8J
8öHöl le3l I8l¡
ö¥¥U ¤¥!ö! öUl N|¤UJö
7OO\ 3 7O9O l=0 9O l=leo¯öulo¯ õ =l¤Ucö o3 l8õcöõc =õ=Hõ le3 I8¡
|HJJ HU Hl¥ö
lH¤ Hcö l=¤ lHJ3 He Hl=õ 3 o¯¤ë o¯¤ õ 3eöH3 ö¤ë =¯H3 8J3 H¯ölo¯ HöIöHlo¯ Hö Jõ¡
J-N¥!ö J
Jö Hlõ0ö=¯ö lH¤ Hcö l=¤ ¤ ö¯õ l8cö õHõö 3 ==¯õ
ö l8õHcö=cö =löeö lH= l8J =ö¯H¯ ö¯Ue Jõ¡ Hölö
õ HH83, 0H3 3 lHJ3 He ö¤ë el cölõI le3l H¯el J¡
\ l=leo¯öulo¯ õ lH¤ö¯8l ¤öl =ö= “8ö= 8öc” ¤¯¤3
=l3l¡
¥N¥!
Hö-8-¤H¯8 öIõ¯ Iö¤ =ö Jö JJ3 lH¤ Hcö l=¤ =ö¯H¯ ö¯8lo¯ H¯elo¯ Jõ¡ Iö lH¤ =l l8õ¯ =ö¯H¯
l=0 ö¯I öe Jõ¡ lHJ3 He ölJë el cölõI e õ¯ö öIõ¯ 3 õ0ë¯ =l lH¤¯l8o¯ H¯e¯ J¡ l8J lH¤ J8
õH=¯õ l=o¯J H¯elo¯ 3 Jö ¤Hl e HH 3 HõöHõ ö8l öIõ¯ ¤¯Ue Jõ¡
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Communications with the Sangat
Promoting and publicizing its various programmes and activities is an ongoing and important
Board activity and this is done through a variety of means including monthly Gurdwara
programmes, bi-monthly newsletter, fyers, posters, banners, email, e-blasts, SMS, and regular
postings and announcements on the website.
Briefng on Sikhism to Non-Sikhs
The Board receives numerous requests
from grassroots community organizations,
church and volunteer groups, educational
institutions, students and interested
members of the public wanting to visit
our Gurdwaras and be briefed on the Sikh
faith.
A committed group of staff and
volunteers have been regularly providing
tours of the temple, as well as making
formal presentations on Sikh history and
religion.
One notable visit was by 46 visitors from
the “Friends of the Museum” to Silat Road
Sikh Temple on 29 April 2010. They were
mainly foreigners doing social service
in the museum. They gained valuable
insights from S. Jaswant Singh’s lecture
on Sikhism, and were also introduced
to traditional string instruments by our
music master Satnam Singh. They visited
the langgar hall and had a hands-on
session on the art of making chapati.
These visits usually conclude with participants being hosted to an enjoyable meal from our
community kitchen. More than 2,000 visitors from various groups have been shown round our
temples.
The Board occasionally gets
invited to make presentations
on Sikhism to other non-Sikh
institutions such as schools,
tertiary institutions, and
other religious bodies. These
interactions serve to further
promote a better understanding
of Sikhi and inter-racial and inter-
religious harmony.
MP’s Visit to Sikh Centre
Visitors making Chapati
Visitors from PA
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HNJ ö!ö HU!ö
8öö e ¤Iö¯H¯ o3 Jö =¯ö=¯8lo¯ 8¯83 HI3 õ Hl03 =öõ¯ 8J3 Hööl J¡ l8J H¯ë=¯öl =8l ¤ö=¯ö e
UI¯ õ¯ö H¯öl ö¤l H¯el J¡ H¯ë=¯öl =u¯Uë =¯H3 HJlõ=¯ö ¤Iö¯H ¤3ö, õUH öcö, 8õö, ¤Hcö, =8
H¯8lc, 8l-Hö, oH oH oH el =ö3 =l3l H¯el J¡
Nö |H¤! ö |H¤l Ul H!FN!öl
8öö õ Iö lH¤ Hu8elo¯ 3 lH¤
uöH o3 Iöeo¯ö el H¯ë=¯öl öë
=¯H3 8J3 oöHlo¯ o¯Uelo¯ õ¡
l8Jõ¯ Iö lH¤¯ õ Iöeo¯ö¯ H¯lJ8
e eöHõ =ö=¯8 H¯e Jõ o3 lH¤
uöH 8¯ö H¯ë =ö=¯l8o¯ H¯e¯ J¡
l8= =¯ö lH=¯¤ö oH8=ö e uë
H=-H== o¯8¡ l8Jõ¯ l=0 =8l
l=eHl ö= =l Hõ¡ H. HH=3 lH=
õ l8Jõ¯ õ lH¤ uöH 8¯ö H¯ë=¯öl
le3l o3 H3õ¯H lH= õ l8õ¯ õ ö¯I
o3 H¯H¯ el =ö3 8¯ö elHo¯¡ l8õ¯ l=o=3lo¯ õ öIö l3o¯ö Je¯ =l¤o¯ o3 öclo¯ ¤=¯Uë l=0 =l Ju
=c¯l8o¯¡
l¤äö e H¯ö¯ l=0 3=öl8õ 7OOO Iö lH¤ U¯3ö Iöeo¯ö¯ H¯lJ8 o¯8 o3 lH¤l 8¯ö H¯ë=¯öl ö8l¡
=e-=e 8öö õ H=ö¯, =¯öH¯ o3 Jö uöH¯ =ö lH¤ uöH 3 öHõl ¤¯ë =¯H3 He lHöe Jõ¡
8öö e H8ö, l8õ¯ Iö lH¤ HHu¯=¯ õ ¤¯=ö-¤l8c eo¯ö¯ lH¤l el ¤öl H¯ë=¯öl lee Jõ¡ l8H Hö-Hö
ö¯Jl eHölo¯ =H¯ o3 uöH¯ õ lH¤¯ 8¯ö HH¥ o¯Uel J o3 ¤öH¤ö =Hl l¤o¯ö =ue¯ J¡
Buddhists at Sikh Centre
Turban Tying Demonstration Visitors to SRST
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OTHER ACTIvITIES
Golf
The Central Sikh Gurdwara Board and Singapore
Khalsa Association jointly organized the Bhai Maharaj
Singh Inter-Gurdwara Golf Championship 2009 on 24
th

July 2009 at the Sembawang Country Club. Minister
for Community Development, Youth and Sports Dr
Vivian Balakrishnan was the Guest of Honour. The 2010
event was held on 13
th
August 2010 at Pulai Springs
Resort Berhad in Johor Baru. The joint organization of
the event for 10 consecutive years augurs well for the
Sikh community as it refects close cooperation between our religious and sporting bodies. More
importantly, the element of “Care and Share” was added to the 2009 event and it helped to raise
$5,000 for the benefciaries of the Sikh Welfare Council Ration Programme. Both the 2009 and
2010 Inter Gurdwara Championships were won by Gurdwara Sahib Silat Road.
Punjabi Theatrical Evening
The Central Sikh Gurdwara Board in collaboration
with the Sikh institutions in Singapore and the Indian
Council for Cultural Relations presented A Punjabi
Theatrical Evening at the RELC Auditorium. The
night of cultural entertainment featured three plays
from the Chandigarh School of Drama by Gursharan
Singh, one of Punjab’s most esteemed and prominent
playwrights. He used backdrops of Sikh history to
deal with social issues of ethics, values and injustice.
Punjabi Film Screenings
Film screenings on religious and cultural themes have proven popular with our Sangat. Often
times, lively discussions ensue after these screenings. Popular flms screened in the last two
years have included Sat Sri Akal, Mera Pind, Ucha-Dar Babe Nanak Da, Mini Punjab, and Dhee
Punjab Di.
Networking Session for Graduating Sikhs
The Sikh Centre and the Young Sikhs Association
(Singapore) organised networking tea recep-
tions for graduating Sikhs in 2009 and 2010 to
congratulate them on their achievements and
provide them with an opportunity to network
amongst themselves as well as other Sikh pro-
fessionals. Ms Grace Fu, Senior Minister of State,
Ministry of Education and Ministry of National Development was the Guest-of-Honour at the
reception held on 19 September 2009. “Continue on the journey of lifelong education to ex-
pand your skill sets and contribute back to your community and the wider Singapore society”
was the message from Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Offce, Mr Heng Chee How, at
the plaque presentation and networking reception held on 23 October 2010.
Minister Vivivan Balakrishanan at the Tee Box
Punjabi Play at RELC
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Jö HöNöHlm!
Nö¥
Hcöö lH¤ Iöeo¯ö¯ 8öö o3 lH=¯¤ö ¤¯öH¯ oHHl8Hõ
õ ö¯8l H¯Jö¯H lH= el 8öHl HH H¯ö Iöeo¯löo¯ l=0=¯ö
Iö= e¯ H=¯8ö¯ =ö=¯l8o¯ lIo¯¡ l8J H=¯8ö¯ H eH=
H¯ö l=0 0ö löJ¯ J, 7u Hö¯8l 7OO\ õ H8¯=¯I =cöl
=ö8 l=¤ Jl8o¯ Hl ¡ H= e H¤HlJH¯õ =Hlö l==loõ 8¯ö¯
=löHõõ Hõ¡ =ö ä=ë e He õ H¤ ö¤e J8 l¤ö¯õlo¯ õ
=ö=oö =ö¯ e öõ=e l=o=3lo¯ =¯H3 ¤OOO ö¯öö e¯õ
=l3¯¡ ö¯8l H¯Jö¯H lH= e¯ eH=¯ Iö= H=¯8ö¯ 9= oIH3
7O9O õ HJö8¯ö =ö8 l=¤ ¤löo¯ lIo¯ Hl¡
¤H!8l ö!JN Ul H!H
Iöeo¯ö¯ 8öö o3 lH=¯¤ö elo¯ lH¤ HHu¯=¯ õ l8öloõ
Hlöo¯0¯ö =¯UHö e HlJUI õ¯ö ¤H¯8l Hlöo3¯ e¯ HõöHõ
¤Iö¯H o¯ö 8l oö Hl UölcöloH l=¤ HH¯l8o¯ Hl¡ l8H
¤Iö¯H l=0 0ölIõ öö¯H¯ H=ö =ö = õ¯c= ¤H =l3 I8¡
l8J õ¯c= ¤H¯8 e ¤ölHu õ¯c==¯ö H. IöHöõ lH= e
lö¤ J8 Jõ¡ l8õ¯ õ¯c=¯ ö¯Jl H. IöHöõ lH= õ ¤H¯8
l=öH - l8l3J¯H l=0 =8l H¯= ö= ¤H¯8l Hlöo3¯ o3
HH¯H= HHlHo¯ 3 öHõl ¤¯8l¡
¤H!8l |¥öH!
lH¤ Hcö l=¤ =8l u¯öH= o3 HH¯H= l=lHo¯ =¯ölo¯ l=öH¯ le¤¯8lo¯ H¯elo¯ Jõ¡ o¯H HI3 õ l=öH¯
l=0 8J3 leö0H¤l l=¤¯8l J¡ =8l =¯ö l=öH¯ =¤ë 3 8¯e HI3 l=0 l=0¯ö l=c¯eö¯ Hö J H¯e¯ J¡
l¤äö e H¯ö¯ l=0 =8l HHJö l=öH¯ l=¤¯8lo¯ I8lo¯ Jõ HH = - H3 Hl o=¯ö, Hö¯ l¤ö, U¯0¯ eö 8¯8
õ¯õ= e¯, lHõl ¤H¯8 o3 ul ¤H¯8 el¡
NöHUJ |H¤! öUl ¤!H ¤Nö!H
lHõ¯ lH¤ õH=¯õ¯ õ Uõl=öHcl el ¤õ¯8l ¤öl =l3l,
Uõ¯ el JHö¯ o=H¯8l ö8l lH¤ Hcö o3 UI lH¤
oHHl8Hõ õ lHöõ Höõ o3 0¯J ¤¯ël e¯ l83H¯H
=l3¯¡ H¯ö 7OO\ l=0 l8J ¤Iö¯H 9\ H38ö õ =l3¯
lIo¯ o3 H¤HlJH¯õ lHH IöH =, HlõHcö o= Hcc
l=leo= l=ö¯I Hõ¡ H¯ö 7O9O e¯ HH¯IH 7= o=38ö
õ =l3¯ lIo¯ Hl¡ H¤ HlJH¯õ ¤öu¯õ H3öl e l=ö¯I
l=0 HlõHcö oU Hcc lHHcö JI 0l J¯U Hõ¡ l8õ¯ õ IöH8c¯ õ l8J l=J¯ l= ¤õ¯8l lHeIl öö e¯
H=ö J o3 H=ö3¯ J¯Hö =ö= HH¯H el H=¯ Höö =öõl 0¯Jlel J¡
2010 Champions
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SIKH CENTRE fACILITIES
The Sikh Centre provides and manages a range of facilities through which recreational and other
personal enrichment activities are delivered to the Sangat. These facilities are listed below:
Library
The library continues to be patronized by a
group of regular users by better presentation
of the collection, regular weeding and
discard, and renewal of its collection through
acquisition of new materials. To this end,
the Board has taken steps to acquire new
materials on a regular basis which can then
be promoted to the Sangat through library
displays and information in the Board’s
newsletter. The IT Centre is well used to surf
the internet.
Gymnasium
The well equipped gym at the Sikh Centre
is frequently used by a regular clientele of
senior citizens as part of maintaining their
physical health and ftness. The Board has
plans to promote its wider use among the
younger members of the Sangat.
Elders Lounge
This lounge on level 5 of the Sikh Centre is well used by our senior citizens daily for newspaper
reading and social activities.
Auditorium
This 168 seat auditorium
on level 7 of the Sikh
Centre has been frequently
used as the venue for flm
screenings, seminars, talks,
presentations and prize
giving ceremonies.
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|H¤ HJö |¥U HJöJ!
lH¤ Hcö l=0 HI3 =¯H3 8J3 H¯ölo¯ HJö3¯ e¯ l83H¯H =l3¯ H¯e¯ J¡ l8õ¯ e¯ =ö=¯ l8H ¤=¯ö J¡
ö!|U8öl
l8H ö¯l88öl l=0 ¤õõ 3 ¤H =öõ =¯löo¯ elo¯
HJö3¯ =¯H3 0Ilo¯ l=3¯8¯ e¯ ¤8u =l3¯ H¯e¯
J¡ 8öö =ö õ=lo¯ l=3¯8¯ HI=¯Uë e¯ HH HH
U00¯ ¤8u =l3¯ H¯e¯ J¡ l8õ¯ õ=lo¯ l=3¯8¯ 8¯ö
HI3 õ 8öö e õlUH öcö ö¯Jl Hl03 =l3¯ H¯e¯
J¡ ö¯l88öl l=0 =l¤Ucö 3 l8cöõc el =ö3
e¯ =l ¤8u J¡
|HH
lH¤ Hcö l=¤ HI3 =¯H3 lHH 8ë¯l8o¯ lIo¯ J¡ 8J3 H¯ö o¯eHl o¯¤ël lHJ3 e¯ l¤o¯ö ö¤e J8 8u
o¯ = =Hö3 =öe Jõ¡ =Hö3 =öõ =¯ölo¯ HHlõ¯ e¯ ¤ö¯ ¤8u J¡
8HöN! ¥!HJ 8öN
lH¤ Hcö el ¤H=l HHö 3 8HöI¯ =¯H3 l8=
=Hö¯ 8ë¯l8o¯ lIo¯ J¡ l8H =Hö l=0 HH
=öHlo¯ o3 H=¯ Hc =l öl¤o¯ lIo¯ J¡ o¯¤ë
8HöI l8u o¤8¯ö o3 öH¯ö ¤õe Jõ o3 8õ
oö¯H õ¯ö o¯¤ë JH H¯ulo¯ õ¯ö Iö¯ =ö= o¤ë¯
HH¯ IH¯öe Jõ¡
mJlJölmH
lH¤ Hcö el H3=l ä3 3 9ë\ =öHlo¯ =¯ö¯
oölcöloH HHe J¡ l8H l=0 ö=0ö le3 H¯e
Jõ, l8õ¯H =ö H¯e Jõ o3 l=öH¯ =l l=¤¯8lo¯
H¯elo¯ Jõ¡
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SUPPORT TO OTHER INSTITUTIONS
The Board continued to work closely with and support other Sikh religious institutions and
bodies who serve the Sangat. It does this through regular fnancial donations and permitting
the free use of its facilities.
Singapore Sikh Welfare Council
(SIWEC)
The Board has been supportive of the
many programmes and activities carried
out by the Singapore Sikh Welfare
Council and regularly contributes $1,000
monthly. Families hosting programmes in
the two Gurdwaras are requested to make
donations to SIWEC.
The Ashram (Hindu/Sikh Halfway House)
This Ashram was set up from funds donated by both the Hindu Endowments Board and the
Central Sikh Gurdwara Board. It helps reformed drug addicts to regain and lead a normal life in
society. The Board contributes $250 monthly for the upkeep of this Ashram.
Sikhi for Youth
The Bahadur Bachay annual camps organised
and run by the Sikh Sewaks with the full
support of the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board
continue to be an ever popular event with our
Sikh youth. Both, the 2009 and 2010 annual
camps were held at the East Coast campus
of the Global Indian International School. The
well crafted learning modules attracted healthy
participation and served as a training ground
for future leaders in our community.
World Kindness Day
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Jö HHU!¥! Ul HUU
H =l lH¤ HHu¯=¯ HI3 el u¯öH= H¯ HH¯H= H=¯ =öelo¯ Jõ, 8öö Uõ¯ el H¯l8= o3 HJö3l Hee
=öe¯ J¡
|H¤ ¥ö¥mö N!U|Hö
8öö =ö=oö =UHö e ¤Iö¯H¯ l=0 =u 0õ = UIe¯õ ¤Ue¯ J¡ 8öö =ö =ö=oö =UHö õ 9OOO
ö¯öö H¯J=¯öl le3¯ H¯e¯ J o3 e=3ö =¯H3 u¯ =l le3¯ lIo¯ J¡ H Höu¯ö Iöeo¯ö l=0 ¤Iö¯H =ö¯Ue
Jõ UJ =l =ö=oö =¯H3 e¯õ =öe Jõ¡
|JU-|H¤ m!HöH
o¯HöH el oHu¯¤õ¯ lJe oö¯UHc 8öö o3
Hcöö lH¤ Iöeo¯ö¯ 8öö =ö le3l I8l H¯l8o¯
õ¯ö =l3l I8l Hl¡ o¯HöH löJ¯ Jë =¯ö õHõlo¯
el Hee =öe¯ J 3¯ = UJ Hõ o¯H HH¯H l=0
HH¯ H¯ë¡ 8öö =ö 7¤O ö¯öö H¯J=¯öl l8¯H e
0ö¯Uë ö8l le3 H¯e Jõ¡
öH¥!ö! ¥!HJ |H¤l
8J¯eö 80 Hö¯õ¯ =¤ H l= lH¤ H== 0ö¯ öJ Jõ, Hcöö lH¤ Iöeo¯ö¯ 8öö Uõ¯ el ¤öl Hee =öe¯
J¡ 7OO\ 3 7O9O e =¤ Iö8ö l8öloõ l8cö õHõö H=ö 8lHc =Hc =¤H l=0 öI¯8 I8¡
Bhadur Bachay Camp
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RECONSTRUCTION Of BHAI mAHARAj SINGH mEmORIAL TEmPLE
The ground breaking ceremony to commence
rebuilding of BMS Memorial Gurdwara was
held on 17
th
January 2010, and during the
reconstruction period, the BMS Memorial
Gurdwara operated from the Mini Darbar on
Level 2 of the Sikh Centre.
The improvements made in the new Bhai
Maharaj Singh Memorial Gurdwara include:
A dome over the Memorial Gurdwara, similar
to the one over the Silat Road Sikh Temple.
• Extending and enlarging the circular wall of
the Memorial Gurdwara to make it a much
bigger and fully air-conditioned Memorial
Darbar Hall with a new sound system.
• Installing new sliding doors on three sides
of the Memorial to provide better access
to all, including ramp access for the
handicapped.
• Realigning the façade of the Memorial so
that it blends with the façade of the Main
Gurdwara Building.
The New Bhai Maharaj Singh Memorial Gurdwara was offcially opened on 3
rd
July 2010 by
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew in conjunction with the celebration of Bhai Maharaj Singh’s
Barsi.
BMS Ground Breaking Ceremony
New BMS Memorial Gurdwara with its dome
S. Kartar Singh Thakral presenting a Kirpan to MM Lee Kuan Yew
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¥!Ul HJ!ö!H |HW U!UN!ö NöUm!ö Ul H¥-UH!öl
9¨ Hõ=öl 7O9O õ ö¯8l HJ¯ö¯H lH =
U¯eI¯ö el H õ-U H¯öl e¯ = H H ö =l3¯
lIo¯¡ l8H HH e ö¯õ U¯eI¯ö I öe o¯ö
e ¤ Iö¯H lH ¤ H cö el e Höl ä 3 3
0öe öJ ¡
ö¯8l HJ¯ö¯H lH = U¯eI¯ö el H õ-U H¯öl
l=0 J õ lö¤ H u¯ö =ö=¯8 I8 :
• I8e Iöeo¯ö¯ H¯lJ8 lHöc öö e
I8e =öI¯ 8ë¯l8o¯ lIo¯¡
• U¯eI¯ö e¯ H¯Hë¯ Hu¯ Iöeo¯ö¯ H¯lJ8
el l8H¯ö3 =öI¯ 8ë¯l8o¯ lIo¯ J¡
• eö8¯ö J¯ö =ö¯ =l3¯ lIo¯¡
• õ= 8oö =ölHõ o3 H¯Uö lHHcH öI=¯8 I8¡
• eö8¯ö J¯ö l=0 oeö o¯Uë o3 8¯Jö H¯ë =¯H3 l3õ eö=¯H ö¯8 I8¡
ö¯8l HJ¯ö¯H lH= U¯eI¯ö el õ=l l8H¯ö3 e¯ Ue=¯cõ Hö¯8l 7O9O õ HlõHcö Hcö öl =o¯õ U õ =l3¯¡
l8H leõ HI3¯ õ ö¯8l HJ¯ö¯H lH= el 8öHl =l Hõ¯8l
MM Lee Kuan Yew unveiling the BMS Memorial Gurdwara
plaque
New Facade of BMS Memorial Gurdwara
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Guru Ji Arriving at New BMS Memorial Gurdwara on 3rd July 2010
The New, Bigger, and Fully Air-Conditioned Darbar Hall.
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Sangat at BMS Gurdwara Opening Ceremony
New BMS Memorial Gurdwara
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RENOvATION Of CENTRAL SIKH TEmPLE
The Central Sikh Temple renovation commenced with the groundbreaking ceremony held on 3
January 2010. Special guests invited for the ceremony included Ujagar Singh Gill, Jeswant Singh
Bandal, Surjit Singh Chintgarh, Davinder Singh Sachdev SC, Jagjit Singh Sehgal, Naranjan Singh
Brahmpura, and MP Inderjit Singh.
The features of the renovated Central Sikh Temple are:
CST Ground Breaking Ceremony
Central Sikh Temple before Renovations
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New Features •AdditionalDomes
•Canopy
•HangingFeatureWindows
•EasierAccesstoNishanSahib
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Larger Lobby for Milni
Main Staircase with Gentler Gradiant
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Ramp, Canopy and Landscaped Garden
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New Facade of Darbar Hall and Refective Pool
Larger and Better Lit Darbar Hall
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Spacious Holding Area
New Activity Area
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New and Larger Lift New Staircase
Spacious, Well Ventilated & Brighter Langgar Hall
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Upgraded Kitchen Facilities
New Built-in Serving Point
New Window for Returning Utensils New Handwash Basins
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Upgraded Toilets
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New Handicapped Toilet
New Nappi Changing Room
New Board Room at Level 7
New Darbar Hall at Level 3
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Key Features
• Care for the environment was one of the major considerations and many new energy saving features
were incorporated, for example, LED lights, auto cut-off taps, etc. This initiative was recognised and
featured in an article in the Straits Times on 9 June 2011.
• NewStateoftheArtSoundSystemforDarbarHall,LanggarHall,andLobby.
acknowledgements
• The CST Management Committee and the contractor faced many challenges as normal
programmes continued to be held during the upgrading works.
• TheDarbarHallhadtobetemporarilyrelocatedtothe1ststoreywhilerenovationworks
were being carried out.
• With upgrading, the Central Sikh Temple has indeed received a major ‘makeover’
incorporating the changes.
• ThemanysacrifcesandpatienceoftheSangatisverymuchappreciatedbytheBoard.
• TheCentralSikhGurdwaraBoardthankstheSangatfortheirgenerousdonationstowards
this project.
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