Archive for May, 2007

May 16th, 2007

Diwan, May 20, 2007

Posted in Announcements by London Sikh Society

Sarb-Shiroman Guru-roop Sri Khalsa Ji Sahib

Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh Hai:

On Sunday May 20th, Prof Dr. Mandar Jog, a classical singera (Head Department of Neurology Uni Hospital), in company of an accomplished violin player Mr Sanjay Deshpande, harmonium player Mr Junior Deshpandey and Bhai Amrjeet Singh Soora, the Tabla player shall sing Ustati of Sri Akalpurakhji through Gur-shabd. The Langar sewa is also by Soora family. All are welcome.

Gurmukh Piarey Giani Inderjeet Singh Ji of Damdami Taksal shall do Katha of Gurshabd on this Diwan of May 20 as well. Sadh Sangat is requested to inform others in case they do not check our website.

Satguru Ji Di Sajji Niwajji Sadh Sangat has again opened their heart in offering donations to help rehabilitate the youngIndian student at UWO Mr. Kedar Senapati after he was struck with sudden spinal injury and incapacitated him waste down. We are absolutely indebited to Guru Piareys for their kindnessess always. We are also thankful to all for donations to help the cancer patient Bibi Professor from Guru Nanak Dev University. Thanks to Dr Bakhshi for coordinating this effort.

Charhdii Kala to all.

May 9th, 2007

May 13 Diwan

Posted in Announcements by London Sikh Society

Guru Piarey, Bibek-Budh, Sri Khalsa Ji:

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Our next Diwan of May 13 is in a way a special Diwan because a Ragi Jatha of Bhai Sulakhan Singh Prem Singh is coming to do Kirtan Sewa on that day. It is arranged by Bhai Surjit Singh Bains, who is also doing Sewa of Langar that day. Bhai Surjit Singh Bians has done such sewa several times and this time it is a special day for him as he likes to express his gratitude to Waheguruji as he has successfully retired from his position after many years of hard and well earned work. We congratulate him on this great day in his life.

We have received an urgent request from Sikh students at UWO about a student that needs help from us as much as we can afford. Here are the details:

CAPSULE INFOON THIS STUDENT:


Kedarnath Senapati is a young PhD student in Mathematics who came to the University of Western Ontario (UWO) as a short term exchange student (four months) from the Institute of Mathematics and Applications (IMA) in Bhubaneswar, India, to investigate earthquake modelling. He came in November 2006 and was to return in mid-March, 2007. On March 8 he suddenly developed pain in the upper back, followed within hours by loss of sensation and paralysis of hands. He was diagnosed as suffering from a herniated disc and inflamed spinal cord. The emergency surgery on his back has relieved the intense back pain, but he remains paralysed in legs and has only partial movement in his hands. He is unable now to look after himself.

Within a space of 12 hours the life of a bright young student with a promising future as a mathematician has been devastated. He is now Parkwood Hospital in London. The rehab therapy is aimed at getting him to be wheelchair mobile and be as independant as possible. He is now learning to eat by himself.
He is progressing in small incremental steps. But the miracle of regaining full use of hands and feet still has not happened. He can sit on a wheelchair, but needs the help of two nurses to get into the wheelchair.
Due to loss of sensation in chest, abdomen and legs, and paralysis, he is prone to infection related fever. However, his thinking is clear and he is cheerful, laughing at jokes, and proudly showing off any slight new ability in thumb or hand. A group of grad students and profs try to discuss mathematics and geophysics with him, both to keep up his spirits and give him research problems to ponder on.

His UHIP insurance coverage ends on July 3. (UHIP=Univ. Health Ins. Plan). We are planning to take him back to India around June 25, with a nurse and a friend.

The estimate below of funds needed to help Kedar return to his home institution in India, finish his PhD, and get employment as a mathematician. In India the trust funds will be under the supervised a trust committee. The yield from the trust fund should be sufficient to meet Kedar’s disability expenses for many years. SEEKING YOUR HELP
We are seeking your help for
(A) meeting part of the costs of equipment for the disabled;
(B) Costs for the trip back to India. He will need a nurse and an assistant.;
(C) Setting up a fund from which the extra cost of living as a handicapped person.

Estimates are given below. (KNS=Kedar Nath Senapati)
A. Handicapped equipment
Insurance will pay 75% of cost. your help needed for the 25%.
A1: Wheelchair: Lightweight, folding. Cost CAD$4500. Ins. pays 75%. Cost to KNS $1500.

B. Trip to India
London(Ont) to Toronto airport: For KNS CAD500(One way Wheelchair taxi). For each nurse/attendant CAD120 (Bus, Return)
Toronto to Delhi: For KNS(first class, Oneway) CAD$5000; for each nurse/attendant CAD$2500.(Return)
Delhi to Bhubaneswar: For KNS INR5000 (One way); for nurse 10,000 (Return); for attendant 10,000 (Return).

So tatal ticket costs are 500+CAD5000+2500+2500+CAD400(INR15000)
Total ticket= CAD11,000

C. Extra Cost of living as a paraplegic in India
12hr Nurse: INR4000/month
Usage of a taxi-van for wheelchair: INR6000/month
Total/month= INR10,000; per year= INR120,000= CAD3200

To set up a trust fund that will yield CAD3200/year at 5%, is CAD63,000,

So TOTAL of A+B+C is $2060+11,000+63,000=CAD80,000

TARGET: CAD80,000.

is a young PhD student in Mathematics who came to the University of Western Ontario (UWO) as a short term exchange student (four months) from the Institute of Mathematics and Applications (IMA) in , to investigate earthquake modelling. He came in November 2006 and was to return in mid-March, 2007. On March 8 he suddenly developed pain in the upper back, followed within hours by loss of sensation and paralysis of hands. He was diagnosed as suffering from a herniated disc and inflamed spinal cord. The emergency surgery on his back has relieved the intense back pain, but he remains paralysed in legs and has only partial movement in his hands. He is unable now to look after himself.The estimate below of funds needed to help Kedar return to his home institution in , finish his PhD, and get employment as a mathematician. In the trust funds will be under the supervised a trust committee. The yield from the trust fund should be sufficient to meet Kedar’s disability expenses for many years.SEEKING YOUR HELPWe are seeking your help for (A) meeting part of the costs of equipment for the disabled; (B) Costs for the trip back to . He will need a nurse and an assistant.; (C) Setting up a fund from which the extra cost of living as a handicapped person. Estimates are given below. (KNS=Kedar Nath Senapati)A. Handicapped equipmentInsurance will pay 75% of cost. your help needed for the 25%.A1: Wheelchair: Lightweight, folding. Cost CAD$4500. Ins. pays 75%. Cost to KNS $1500.B. Trip to London(Ont) to Toronto airport: For KNS CAD500(One way Wheelchair taxi). For each nurse/attendant CAD120 (Bus, Return) to : For KNS(first class, Oneway) CAD$5000; for each nurse/attendant CAD$2500.(Return) to Bhubaneswar: For KNS INR5000 (One way); for nurse 10,000 (Return); for attendant 10,000 (Return).So tatal ticket costs are 500+CAD5000+2500+2500+CAD400(INR15000)Total ticket= CAD11,000C. Extra Cost of living as a paraplegic in 12hr Nurse: INR4000/monthUsage of a taxi-van for wheelchair: INR6000/monthTotal/month= INR10,000; per year= INR120,000= CAD3200To set up a trust fund that will yield CAD3200/year at 5%, is CAD63,000,So TOTAL of A+B+C is $2060+11,000+63,000=CAD80,000 TARGET: CAD80,000.Thanks

is a young PhD student in Mathematics who came to the University of Western Ontario (UWO) as a short term exchange student (four months) from the Institute of Mathematics and Applications (IMA) in , to investigate earthquake modelling. He came in November 2006 and was to return in mid-March, 2007. On March 8 he suddenly developed pain in the upper back, followed within hours by loss of sensation and paralysis of hands. He was diagnosed as suffering from a herniated disc and inflamed spinal cord. The emergency surgery on his back has relieved the intense back pain, but he remains paralysed in legs and has only partial movement in his hands. He is unable now to look after himself.The estimate below of funds needed to help Kedar return to his home institution in , finish his PhD, and get employment as a mathematician. In the trust funds will be under the supervised a trust committee. The yield from the trust fund should be sufficient to meet Kedar’s disability expenses for many years.SEEKING YOUR HELPWe are seeking your help for (A) meeting part of the costs of equipment for the disabled; (B) Costs for the trip back to . He will need a nurse and an assistant.; (C) Setting up a fund from which the extra cost of living as a handicapped person. Estimates are given below. (KNS=Kedar Nath Senapati)A. Handicapped equipmentInsurance will pay 75% of cost. your help needed for the 25%.A1: Wheelchair: Lightweight, folding. Cost CAD$4500. Ins. pays 75%. Cost to KNS $1500.B. Trip to London(Ont) to Toronto airport: For KNS CAD500(One way Wheelchair taxi). For each nurse/attendant CAD120 (Bus, Return) to : For KNS(first class, Oneway) CAD$5000; for each nurse/attendant CAD$2500.(Return) to Bhubaneswar: For KNS INR5000 (One way); for nurse 10,000 (Return); for attendant 10,000 (Return).So tatal ticket costs are 500+CAD5000+2500+2500+CAD400(INR15000)Total ticket= CAD11,000C. Extra Cost of living as a paraplegic in 12hr Nurse: INR4000/monthUsage of a taxi-van for wheelchair: INR6000/monthTotal/month= INR10,000; per year= INR120,000= CAD3200To set up a trust fund that will yield CAD3200/year at 5%, is CAD63,000,So TOTAL of A+B+C is $2060+11,000+63,000=CAD80,000 TARGET: CAD80,000.Thanks

May 1st, 2007

Diwan, May 6

Posted in Announcements by London Sikh Society

Guru Piarey Jeo

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki fateh

Our next Diwan of May 6 is regular Diwan. Langar is by Sadh Sangat ji. Please extend your helping hand for sewa in Langar preparation.

On the Diwan of May 13, we shall have a Kirtani Jatha of Bhai Prem Singh Sulakhan Singh Ji from Toronto in the Gurdwara Sahib at the personal efforts of S Surjit Singh Ji Bains family. Bains family invites all guru piareys to come and partake in all festivities on this day as Langar is also organized with them.

S. Pal Singh Gill requests all Sadh Sangat who can help do the Sadharan Paath at the Gurughar as statrted by them this week according convenience of your time.

It was great that the Katha by Bhai Jagdev Singh Atwal went so well for four days (April 24, 25, 26, 27). Bhai Sahib stayed within the confines of Sri guru Sabad and delivered Katha that was enjoyed by all. S Jagdev Singh Bal deserves thanks for bringing Bhai Sahib for Katha in our Gurdwara Sahib.

The Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan was great in Toronto. Some of our members visited the procession that was held in very nice sunny weather. The floats were very meticulously prepared show casing Sikh history – current and past. The leaders of all political spheres came and deliverd very impressive speeches. Hon. Mr Jack Layton, the NDP leader delivered an impressive Jaikara and Hon Spephane Dion the Liberal leader promised to offer official apology to Sikhs of Canada for maltreatment by authorities of Koma Gata Maru ship. Hon Premier of Ontario Mr McGuinty stated that the government has released $800,000 in grants to various Sikh institutions for improving services to Ontario’s Sikhs. Food of all variety was abundant by volunteers. This included macroni, bread sandwiches, Pakoras, sweets, fruits, soft drinks, Chholay Bhatooray, chocolate, chips, and much more. People of all walks were seen partaking this great humble feast service by Sikhs. About 70,000 people attended this long procession where it was guided by Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji with assistance from Sikh police officers. There was proper arrangement of washrooms, and traffic was smmoth. Sangat displayed great restraint and discipline. Many old friends were seen meeting each other with great joy on their faces. Buses plied from each Gurdwara Sahib all day long. Very well managed services by all means. Volunteers were extremely helpful and all information was clear to all. It is interesting to note that Sikhs hold Nagar Kirtan in small towns as well where our population is merely in hundreds. For example Brantford has been doing Nagar Kirtan for 4 years, and its Sikhpopulation is less than 200 families. Of course neighbouring Sikh communities help out also.

In London we had Sri Akhund Path as organized by Truck Driver Brother on April 27, 28, 29. A Dhadi Jatha performed on this occasion.

Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

May 1st, 2007

Diwan of March 25, 2007

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Gurmukh Sadh Sangat Jio

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki fateh

On March 23, 2007 S. Harbinder SinghVidee Jiis having Sri Akhand Path at the Gurdwara Sahib. The Bhog is on March 25 at 9:30 AM. Langar is served during all the three days. S. Harbinder Singh Ji invites all Sadh Sangat to come and oblige his family by your presence during this service.

Videe Ji has arranged to have Dr Onkar Singh come and do Kirtan seva on Sunday March 25 from 12:00 till 12:45 PM.

May 1st, 2007

Diwan April 29, 2007

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Nirmal Budh, Ujjal Didar, Sri Khalsa Ji Sahib

Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

We are pleased to announce that S. Jagdev Singh Atwal ji has come to London to recite Katha for four evenings at our Gurdwara Sahib. This was arranged by S. Jagdev Singh Bal and family. The timings of the Katha is 6:30-7:30 PM from Monday to Thursday (April 23-26).

There is interest in Sangat to go and join the annual Nagar Kirtan of Vaisakhi in Toronto downtown. For this purpose we shall arrange a bus/coach with 21 seats if we can have atleast 20 persons to sign up. Please contact Harkinder Singh (519-659-6716) if interested ASAP. The bus shall depart London at 8 AM and arrive back at 8 PM. The cost of the bus is $460.

We have received an appeal for financial help from a young professor Bibi Harmeen Kaur of Guru Nanak Dev University as she is diagnosed with cancer and is unable to afford the expenses of her treatment.We appeal to Sadh Sangat ji to contribute liberally for this worthy cause. A donations box has been placed at from counter for smaller donations (coins etc). Receipts shall be issued for larger donations of $10 and up.

On Friday April 27, 28, 29 is Sri Akhand Path Sahib by truck drivers group. On Sunday Dhadhi Jatha shall perform in our regular Diwan. Kirtan by children and Sangatshall begin at 10:30 AM, followed by Dhadhi Jatha at 11:15, and then Bhai Amrik Singh ji at 12:00. The Diwan shall end at 12:30.

Chahdii Kalaa to all.

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