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ਦਸਤਾਰ ਸਜਾਓ, ਸਿੰਘ ਸਜੋ । Dastaar Sajao, Singh Sajo – Starting From February 3, 2019

Dastaar Sajao, Singh Sajo six week classes begin on Sunday February 3, 2019 from 1-2pm. Please come to Gurmat School area. Classes will be in room #1 and #2. If you can, please bring your own Dastaar, else we will provide the same.

For more information contact library@srschicago.org or reach out to any of library sevadaar during library hours (Sunday 10 AM – 1:30 PM).

2018 Summer Reading Program June 1st – August 19th

ਲਖ ਸਿਆਣਪ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਲਖ ਲਖ ਗੁਣ ਚਤੁਰਾਈ।।

ਲਖ ਮਤਿ ਬੁਧਿ ਸੁਧਿ ਗਿਆਨ ਧਿਆਨ ਲਖਪਤਿ ਵਡਿਆਈ।।

Looking for a good workout for your mind when it comes to Sikh heritage? The Sikh Religious Society Chicago Gurdwara Library invites all of you youngsters and the young at heart to participate in the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

Program Dates: June 1st – August 19th

Summer Reading Program Guidelines:

  • Books or topics read must be associated with Sikh Heritage.
  • Submission of book/topic log and written synopsis of each book/topic read. Reviews can be emailed to library@srschicago.org or submitted in person to Library.
  • The books can be from the SRS library or from another location or source.
  • The synopsis/review submitted may be shared on the SRS website, Library Facebook page and/or comments section of the library website.
  • Need help choosing a topic? Find below the list of suggested topics.

Participant Registration Form Link: Registration Form

Suggested Topics:

  • 1984 Vadda Ghallughara
  • Ardas
  • Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
  • Baba Deep Singh Ji
  • Brave Sikh Women
  • Guru Arjan Dev Ji Shaheedi
  • Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  • Guru Har Krishan Ji
  • Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  • Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
  • Hari Singh Nalwa
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh
  • Martyrdom Tradition
  • Supreme Sacrifice of Young Souls
  • The Warrior Princess – Mata Bhag Kaur
  • Who Are The Sikhs

For more information contact library@srschicago.org or reach out to any of library sevadaar during library hours (Sunday 10 AM – 1:30 PM).

2017 Summer Reading Program June 4th – August 6th

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Joseph Addison

Hey Chicago Sangat, looking for a good workout for your mind when it comes to Sikh heritage? The Sikh Religious Society Chicago Gurdwara Library invites all of you youngsters and the young at heart to participate in the 2017 Summer Reading Program.

Program Dates:
June 4th – August 6th

Summer Reading Program Guidelines:

  • Must be associated with Sikh Heritage
  • Submission of book log and written synopsis of each book read
  • The books can be from the SRS Palatine Gurdwara library or from another location or source
  • The synopsis/review submitted may be shared on the SRS website, Library facebook page and/or comments section of the library software.

Participant Registration Form Link: Registration Form

For more information contact library@srschicago.org or any of the below team of sevadaars leading the reading program:

Soneeka Kaur Arora | 571-789-7734 | soneeka14@gmail.com
Jasbir Kaur | 630-706-0363 | jkahler@yahoo.com
Prabh Kaur Khaira | 630-267-2107 | prabh.khaira@gmail.com
Amrit Kaur | akgrewal77@hotmail.com
Paramvir Kaur | paramvirks@yahoo.com
Jasleen Kaur | jasleenkaur2298@gmail.com
Shikha Kaur Kahlon | skahlon94@yahoo.com
Harpreet Kaur | hxkaur@gmail.com

2016 Summer Reading Program

We had a tremendous response to this program, which was initiated for the very first time with a total of 23 participants in all consisting of: 11 children under age of 10 and 12 children between the ages of 11-17. The program was designed to encourage all, especially children to read. All of the children received participation certificates. Mr. and Mrs. Harvinder Singh Bhatti generously donated gifts for our top readers. In order to qualify for an actual award, participants must have submitted a written synopsis or review. The top 3 awardees for this year were:

Simran Kaur – age 6 – read a total of 20 books at her level and submitted a write-up for each single book.

Harpal Singh – age 17 – read a total of 6 books and submitted 6 reviews.

Gurleen Kaur – age 16 – read a total of 3 books and submitted 2 reviews.

The reviews of the above three participants are featured in the Book Review Section, see here.

Since this was the first year for this program, we welcome your feedback and suggestions for next year. Please submit all feedback to library@srschicago.org

Writers of Sikh Sangat

Took place on July 30th. We had a diverse group of six local authors who shared their experience and insight with the sangat.

Bikram Singh Dhillon MD

He is a Preventive Medicine Physician and the founder of Physicians Total Wellness Center  in Schaumburg, Illinois. His work ranges from reversal of disease processes to establishing and maintaining a healthy physiology that helps to prevent disease. His fiction publications:  THE DIAMOND RULE and THE MAN IN THE MOUNTAIN.

Harjinder Singh Lamba

The author considers himself to be an engineer and innovator with a social and environmental conscience For many years he has been giving talks on global warming problems. His publications include “RETHINKING PROGRESS – TOWARDS A CREATIVE TRANSFORMATION OF GLOBAL SOCIETY“, “OUR ONLY HOME – POEMS FOR PLANET EARTH“.

Kirpal Kaur

The author enjoyed reading literature. By the time she finished high school she had already read books from Nanak Singh and Munshi Prem Chand. She really enjoyed the poetry of Bhai Veer Singh. In the college only her friends knew about the poems and stories written by her. Then she started sending her stories and poems to Fateh Weekly and Veer Arjan Weekly magazine. Later her stories started getting published in Amar Kahani magazine of Gurbaksh Singh publication. Once she started her Masters in Political Sciences then she could no longer keep up with her story writing passion. Now she has returned to her original passion of writing. With the support of others she is motivated to continue.

Satnam Singh Aulakh

The author is a former officer with the Border Security Force in India who fought in the wars of 1965 and 1971 in Kashmir and later founded the Punjabi Heritage Organization at Chicago in 1991. In his book SIKH WARRIORS IN WORLD WARS  he explores the martial contributions of the Sikh soldiers in various battles fought in the two World Wars.

Sohan Singh

Born in the village Dodhe (Darbar Sahib Kartarpur) Pakistan in 1932. Schooling in Khalsa High School Rawalpindi, Narowal (Pakistan) and Batala, Gurdaspur. Majored in Economics Administration at the Delhi School of Economics. Principal of Gurmat School at Palatine Gurdwar.

Dr. Swaranjeet Singh

He is founder and Executive Director of Institute for Conflict and Peace Studies (IFCAPS). Most of his studies were in Punjab where he earned his PhD in Panjabi Language and Literature from Punjab University. He has written several articles and his books include ROSHAN  ZAMEER, SACH KI BANI and SACH SUNAISI. He migrated to the United States 2001.