SANT SAMAGAM 2006 CELEBRATED AT GURDWARA RAKAB GANJ SAHIB, DELHI

 

 

The annual Sant Samagam in the sweet memory of Sant Attar Singh Ji Maharaj and Sant Teja Singh Ji Maharaj was held at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, New Delhi on 18-19 February 2006. This occasion was of great significance as it was marked to commemorate the 100 years of Sant Attar Singh Ji’s vision. A century ago in 1906, Sant Attar Singh Ji declared that the true way to Establish Permanent Peace in the world is by creating good human material through value-based scientific education and spiritual upliftment.

On the first day, the programme began at 2.30 a.m. with Naam Simran followed by Path of Sukhmani Sahib, Asa Di Var, Kirtan and Gurmat Vichar. The programme ended at 11 p.m. Similarly, on the second day, the programme started at 2.30 a.m. and ended at 5.30 p.m. Amrit Sanchar was held on Sunday, 19 February at 10 a.m.

 

On both the days, the hall was packed to its full capacity. The devotees paid rapt attention and enjoyed the heavenly bliss listening to spiritual discourses, preachings and devotional music rendered by famous Ragi Jathas and Dhadi Vaaraan by the students of Akal Academy, Baru Sahib on traditional musical instruments (Tanti Saaz).

Dr. Khem Singh Ji and Dr. Gurbakhsh Singh Ji Gill (USA) delivered lectures enlightening the Sangat about the activities of The Kalgidhar Society and Sikhism respectively.

 

The Ragi Jathas present were Bhai Jasbir Singh Khalsa (Khanne Wale), Bhai Tejinder Singh (Shimla Wale),  Bhai Guriqbal Singh, Bhai Bakshish Singh, Bhai Sarabjeet Singh, Bhai Nirmal Singh, Bhai Manjit Singh Kanpuri (Ludhiana Wale), Bhai Avtar Singh Gurcharan Singh, Bhai Hardeep Singh,  Baba Mitha Singh and Baba Niranjan Singh Preetam Singh (Agra Wale)

 

The spiritual discourses were delivered by Giani Pindarpal Singh Ji Khalsa (Ludhiane Wale) on both the days.

Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, wife of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh paid obeisance on the first day of Sant Samagam. Major H.P.S. Ahluwalia, (President, Indian Mountaineering Foundation) who climbed the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest when he was just 26 years old, and Mr. S. K. Mehrotra (The West Zone Deputy Commissioner) also visited the Samagam and Pictorial Exhibition.

A blood donation camp was also organized in which 67 persons donated blood for the needy patients. In addition, 75 donors registered themselves for donating blood in any emergency in future.

 

A Pictorial Exhibition to depict the important events from the life history of Sant Attar Singh Ji and Sant Teja Singh Ji was held and a large quantity of Gurmat literature was obtained by the visiting devotees including the ‘Jiwan Katha of Sant Attar Singh Ji Maharaj’written by Sant Teja Singh Ji (in two volumes), ‘Sikh Sidhant’written by Baba Iqbal Singh Ji and . This programme has become a regular feature at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib. Thousands of devotees hailing from different parts of India and abroad participated in this entirely spiritual function.

 

The devotees thronged the Pictorial Exhibition where life history of Sant Attar Singh Ji and Sant Teja Singh Ji was displayed in Gurmukhi with relevant pictures. Many visitors were noticed taking notes from the exhibition.

 

The Sant Samagam –2006 was concluded with the message of revered Baba Iqbal Singh Ji at 5.30 p.m.

Prior to the main Samagam, the students of Akal Academy held two-week long morning/evening Diwans at various Gurdwaras of Delhi. Throughout the programme, thousands of devotees participated and attended the programmes with great zeal and devotion.