The Khanda - symbol of Sikhism
Sikhs on campusThe way of the soldier saints
Sikhs on campus is an introduction to and celebration of the Sikh faith. The event was held for the third time at the Filton Campus on Tuesday 23th April 2013 at 12:25 - 13:10, in the campus' Studio Theatre.
Sikhs on campus was presented in three parts: 'Gatka', 'Kirtan' and 'Langar'..
The presentation, led by Javinder Singh (SGS College Sikh Chaplain), was attended by about 95 students, staff and guests.
The chaplaincy team is particularly grateful to Paramjit Kaur, for her harmonium playing of devotional music (Kirtan).
- Gatka - swordplay, martial arts and meditation. View the BBC video from the Baba Fateh Singh Gatka Akhara for an insight into its practice and meaning.
- Kirtan - devotional music. Listen to the Japji Sahib video and to the Sikhs on Campus 2009 video to gain an appreciation.
- Langar - the food provided without charge at every gurdwara to all who seek sustenance, irrespective of religious faith or background. In our case this took the form of a deliciously spicy vegetarian rice dish!
Further information is available from the Chaplaincy Team. An outline of the central beliefs and aims of Sikhism is provided in Sikh Notes:
Sikh Notes download (pdf-format): Poster download (pdf-format):
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