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Look after your Mother Earth 

The temperature in Panjab rising day by day is evidence of our negligence. Research shows that 200000 trees are chipped down by the Government agencies and other businesses departments in Panjab. Only 5% are replanted back.

Think of putting more trees in places. That will be your biggest donation to our Mother Nature. This work will prove beneficial for all life on earth. Please help Sikh Relief team to plant more trees in Panjab villages.

ਦਿਨੋਂ ਦਿਨ ਵਧ ਰਿਹਾ ਤਾਪਮਾਨ🌝 ਸਾਡੀਆਂ ਨਦਾਨੀਆਂ ਦਾ ਸਬੂਤ ਹੈ । ਸੜਕਾਂ 'ਤੇ ਛਬੀਲਾਂ/ਲੰਗਰ ਲਾ ਕੇ ਰੱਜੇ-ਪੁੱਜੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਧੱਕੇ ਨਾਲ ਖਵਾਉਣ ਪਿਉਣ ਦੀ ਥਾਂ ਵੱਧ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਰੁੱਖ🌳🌴🎄 ਲਗਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਸੋਚੋ। ਇਹ ਕੰਮ ਧਰਤੀ ਦੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਜਾਨ- ਪ੍ਰਾਣ ਲਈ ਲਾਹੇਵੰਦ ਸਾਬਤ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ । ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਡਾ ਦਾਨ-ਪੁੰਨ ਇਹੀ ਹੈ । ਸਿੱਖ ਰਿਲੀਫ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀ ਦੀ ਵੱਧ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਮਦਦ ਕਰੋ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿੱਚ ਦਰਖ਼ਤ ਲਗਾਉਣ ਲਈ। ਧੰਨਵਾਦ।।

Hearing set on the 12th May at Panjab & Hariayna High court for Bhai Nand Singh's permanent premature release. Bhai Nand Singh have been prisoned since 1995.

ਨੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੀ ਪੱਕੀ ਰਿਹਾਈ ਦੀ ਅਰਜ਼ੀ ‘ਤੇ ਹਾਈਕੋਰਟ ਨੇ ਸੁਣਵਾਈ 12 ਮਈ ‘ਤੇ ਪਾਈ|

ਪੈਰਵਾਈ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ ਸਿੱਖ ਰਿਲੀਫ ਦੇ ਵਕੀਲ ਆਰ ਐਸ ਬੈਂਸ।

 

With the purchase of a tractor to aid in farming, Sikh Relief provide Makhan Singh Gill, with the means to thrive...

ਸਿੱਖ ਰਿਲੀਫ ਸੰਸਥਾ ਨੇ ਸੰਗਤ ਦੇ ਸਹਿਯੋਗ ਨਾਲ ਭਾਈ ਮੱਖਣ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੇ ਮੁੜ ਵਸੇਬੇ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧ ਕਰਦਿਆਂ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਰੁਜ਼ਗਾਰ ਲਈ ਟਰੈਕਟਰ ਖਰੀਦ ਕੇ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਦੀ ਬਖਸ਼ਿਸ਼ ਸਦਕਾ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦਾ ਰੁਜ਼ਗਾਰ ਵਧੀਆ ਤੁਰ ਪਿਆ ਹੈ।

Sikh political prisoner, Makhan Singh Gill, has spent seven years in Nabha Maximum Security Jail. Makhan Singh was arrested in 2010 and charged with a number of false cases. He has been fighting to clear his name ever since. Over the years, Sikh Relief have worked tirelessly on Makhan Singh's legal case and funded all his legal and prison welfare costs, as well as family maintenance. We have also been successful in securing frequent parole visits for him.

Balwinder Singh Khunkhana returns home, after being granted 42 days parole leave from Hoshiarpur Jail

ਭਾਈ ਬਲਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਖੂਨਖੁਨਾ ਹੁਸ਼ਿਆਰਪੁਰ ਜੇਲ ਤੋਂ 42 ਦਿਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਛੁੱਟੀ ‘ਤੇ ਘਰ ਆਏ||

Under the black laws of TADA and UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act) he has spent many years in various jails around India.

Balwinder Singh son of Dilip Singh is 36 years old. He was arrested on 13.06.1999 and on 17.06.1999 a file sheet was registered for recovery of explosives and for a short spell was sent to Hoshiarpur Jail, before he was sent to Ludhiana Jail.

In an earlier case, when the Ludhiana police sent him on remand to Tanda Jail, a case under the black laws of TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act) was registered 144/1987 under the provisions recorded sheet under articles 302, 25,54, 59. However, when this case was heard in Court, the Judge was highly critical of the police after having sight of his birth certificate, he questioned them as to how a seven year old could have an AK47 rifle in his possession and then be involved in a murder. The police on this occasion failed in trying to prove Balwinder Singh as the guilty.

Our volunteer Jaswinder Singh, Anandpur Sahib tells us that a writ has been filed with the Panjab & Haryana High Court to have this case overturned and the file sheet cancelled.

In the hearing of another case which had been registered by Sadar Police in Hoshiarpur, saw him sentenced to five years. However this has seen him serving time in prison, akin to a life sentence. A bail application had been registered with the Indian Supreme Court. Just as in other cases of Sikhs and minorities the Supreme Court rejected his bail application.

Sikh Relief lawyer preparing to lodge an appeal case in the Supreme Court against the TADA laws that saw four innocent Sikhs serving life imprisonment

ਸਿੱਖ ਰਿਲੀਫ਼ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਮੁਰਾਦਾਬਦ ਯੁਪੀ ਦੀ ਟਾਡਾ ਅਦਾਲਤ ਵਲੋਂ ਉਮਰ ਕੈਦ ਕੀਤੇ ਚਾਰ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦੀ ਸੁਪਰੀਮ ਕੋਰਟ ਅਪੀਲ ਲਾਉਣ ਦੀ ਤਿਆਰੀ||

Registered case 258, 259/1991

Police Station: Mandi, Dhanaura District, Uttar Pradesh
Under articles: 302, 307, 149 IPC, 3 / 4 Tada Laws

Sucha Singh, Dayal Singh (both brothers) of village Rasulpur, Amroha UP, Surinder Singh of village Thakiri, Bijnor Singh and Satnam Singh from village Rashul, were all sentenced to life imprisonment by the TADA court in Muradabad UP.

Parminder Singh, volunteer for Sikh Relief and who is closely associated with this case, told us that initially this case was looked after by Advocate Jainider Sharma. We have now prepared and will lodge an appeal with the Supreme Court and we have spoken to Advocate Sangram Singh who will take this forward.

During the 90s, in Panjab the persecution of innocent Sikhs by the police and the security forces reached great heights. Even those living outside of the state of Panjab could not escape and became engulfed in this injustice.

During 1984, the Indian Army attacked the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple), Amritsar. Following this military action, countless Sikhs became the victim of oppression by the Indian Security Forces in Panjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and even those living in UP also become the objects of brutality and torture.

SPREADING THE SMILES.....SIKH RELIEF USA 5K RUN

“ਸਿੱਖ ਰਿਲੀਫ਼ ਯੂਕੇ” ਵੱਲੋਂ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ‘ਚ ਨੌਜਵਾਨ ਬੱਚੇ ਬੱਚੀਆਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ 5 ਮੀਲ ਦੀ ਦੌੜ ।। ਲੋੜਵੰਦ ਪ੍ਰੀਵਾਰਾਂ ਲਈ ਮਾਇਆ ਇਕੱਤਰ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧਕਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਹਮਾਇਤੀਆਂ ਦਾ ਧੰਨਵਾਦ।।

Last week our amazing USA team organised their very first 'Sikh Relief 5K Run/Walk' in the North Natomas Regional Park, to raise funds for our ongoing projects. The event was a HUGE success and we would like to thank our sponsors and supporters!

We couldn't have done it without the dedication of the organisers, some of whom are Medical & Pharmacy Students and very busy with their own study schedules. May Waheguru bless you to continue spreading the smiles and bringing relief to those less fortunate....

DHAN DHAN GURU TEG BAHADUR SAHIB JI 

FATHER : GURU HARGOBIND JI

MOTHER : NANAKI JI 

PLACE N DATE OF BIRTH : AMRITSAR, 18 APRIL 1621

WIFE : MATA GUJARI JI

CHILDREN : GURU GOBIND SINGH JI AFTER 30YRS OF MARRAIGE,

AGE : 54 YRS

PERIOD OF GURUSHIP : 11 YRS

DHAN DHAN GURU TEG BAHADUR SAHIB JI DE AAGMAN DIWAS DI VADHAI HOVE JI

ਸਾਹਿਬ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਸਾਿਹਬ ਪਿਤਾ ਜੀ ਦੇ ਆਗਮਨ ਪੁਰਬ ਦੀ ਲੱਖ ਲੱਖ ਵਧਾਈਆਂ।।

The Martyrdom of 13 Saint Soldiers that made a start to the current independence movement

13 ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਗੁਰਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦਾ ਇੱਕ ਚਿਖਾ ਤੇ ਇਕੱਠਿਆਂ ਸੰਸਕਾਰ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ।
 

Massacred on the 13th of April 1978: Shaheed Bhai Fauja Singh Ji

Bhai Fauja Singh was born on 17th May 1936 in District Gurdaspur. His father Sardar Surain Singh was a middle class farmer. After the formation of Pakistan they moved to the village of Gazneepur, which is 6 miles on the Gurdaspur Dera Baba Nanak road.

In 1964, he took Amrit at a Smagam organised by the Akhand Kirtani Jatha. On Vaisakhi 1965 his marriage took place with Bibi Amarjit Kaur and on this occasion Bhai Jeevan Singh performed the Kirtan.

After 1970 Bhai Fauja Singh started doing a lot of Seva for Gursikhs. He worked around Amritsar. He used to spend all the wages he and his wife earned on the Seva of the Singhs. Bibi Amarjit Kaur recalls that sometimes he used to say “All the money we spend on ourselves is wasted but the money we spend on doing Seva for the Gursikhs is not wasted and is saved in our bank”. Then he would say “The tenth Guru formed the Khalsa by shedding his blood. When this plant gets dried up, it needs more blood. Then the Guru`s beloved ones spill their blood to keep the Khalsa`s flag flying. This cycle comes approximately every 50 years”.

According to Bhai Fauja Singh the Khalsa Panth’s plant was drying up due to the cycle. He used to say to his companions that there is a lot of disrespect taking place of our religion and future generations will ask what were our forefathers like, who accepted everything quietly. 

Wishing everyone a very Happy Vaisakhi

ਸਮੁੱਚੀ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਕੌਮ ਨੂੰ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਸਾਜਨਾ ਦਿਹਾੜੇ ਦੀਆਂ ਲੱਖ - ਲੱਖ ਵਧਾਈਆਂ ਜੀ।।


 

Massacred on the 13th of April 1978: Shaheed Jathedar Ranbeer Singh Ji

Shaheed Jathedar Ranbeer Singh was born on 17th December 1935 at the house of Sardar Kala Singh in the village of Thraj in the district of Faridhkot. Sardar Kala Singh was a farmer. During the Jaito Morcha he was sentenced to fourteen years in jail, of which he served five. He was also a member of Sardar Bhagat Singh’s Naujwaan Sabha.

Bhai Ranbeer Singh was married to Sardari Rajwant Kaur and had two children, Daljeet Singh and Parmjeet Kaur. He had one sister and three brothers.

Bhai Ranbeer Singh became an Amritdhari from the age of six. After completing his basic education he joined the army. He knew his Panj Banis and Sukhmani Sahib by heart, he was a Panj Granthi Nitnemi and also in charge of religious duties in the army. He received a pension after serving twenty years in the army and came to stay with Sant Kartar Singh Khalsa Jatha Bhindra Mehta. Sant Ji made him the Jathedar of the Mehta Gurdwara where Bhai Ranbeer Singh would give his monthly pension; Bhai Sahib also sold his tractor and trolley to further the seva that was required at Mehta.

Massacred on the 13th of April 1978: Shaheed Jathedar Amreek Singh Ji

Shaheed Jathedar Amreek Singh Ji was born in 1957 to Harbhajan Kaur and Kundan Singh in the village of Kajala in Amritsar. He had one elder and four younger brothers.

He was a very compassionate soul and felt distressed at the sight of the poor. Without any hesitation he would give them money, items from his house and even the clothes he was wearing.

Such was his love for Guru Sahib that he encouraged the workers on his family farm and many others to tread the Guru’s path. Even though he came from a wealthy family he would live a simple lifestyle and would never tolerate anybody who showed disrespect towards Guru Sahib. Bhai Amreek Singh was strict in his Gurmat Rehat and acquired a love for Sarbloh Rehni.

On Vaisakhi day Bhai Amreek Singh woke up at Amrit Vela and did Ishnaan. After completing Nitnem his mind was struck with thoughts of the Shaheeds from the past, unbeknownst of the circumstances that would confront him later that day, he did an Ardas asking Guru Sahib to grace him with Kurbani for the Panth.

Massacred on the 13th of April 1978: Shaheed Giani Hari Singh

Shaheed Giani Hari Singh was born in the village of Jandawale, Tehsil Kharian, in Gujrat on 17th June 1923 (the day on which Kaar Sewa of the Amritsar Sarowar started) to Bhag Kaur and Giani Gurcharan Singh. His secondary education was in Guru Ramdas Khalsa High School in Amritsar and he took Amrit at the young age of eleven.

His father, Giani Gurcharan Singh, was a very devoted Gursikh and would travel around with Baba Prem Singh Marabewale to do Parchar of Gurbani and took part in the Sewa of the Panj Pyare during Amrit Sanchars. Bhai Hari Singh learnt to read Gurbani from his father during childhood. In addition to his Nitnem, he would daily recite Sukhmani Sahib and Shabads from the tenth Guru’s Bani that he had memorised. He would always recite God’s Name, even while working.

His father took part in the Guru Keh Baag and Punjabi Suba Morchas and spent two and a half years in Borstal jail. Inspired by his father doing this Kurbani for Panthic causes, Bhai Hari Singh also served seven months before being released during the 1955 and 1960 Punjabi Suba Morchas. He always told his family members to work honestly and accumulate the true of wealth of Naam and was a highly spiritual Naam-Abyassi Gursikh. He faced many difficulties in his life but never wavered from his faith in Sikhi. Whenever he heard news about any Kirtan Smagam he would always try to go there. He was very sweet talking and never had anything bad to say about anyone and respected elders and youngsters alike. He was always happy to do the Darshan of Gursikhs and to do their Sewa.

Massacred on the 13th of April 1978: Shaheed Bhai Raghbeer Singh

Shaheed Bhai Raghbeer Singh was born in the village of Bhagupur in Patti in the district of Amritsar on 10th March 1949 at the house of Sardar Nawab Singh. He was educated in his own village up to the age of fifteen and then joined the army in the Bombay Engineering Group in Kirki, Puna. He stayed on for five years, then resigned from the Army in 1968 and moved to Patiala.

Afetr receiving leave from the army Bhai Raghbeer Singh left for Ludhiana Vaisakhi Smagam of 1967 and went before the Panj Pyare and received the gift of Amrit-Naam. He quickly became very strict in his Rehat.

Bhai Raghbeer Singh never slept after twelve o’clock. He would have his Ishnaan and would then continue doing Naam Simran until sunrise.Within a short period of time he memorized Nitnem, Sukhmani Sahib, Asa Di Vaar and many other Banis which he used to recite daily. He used to prepare his food with his own hands, but this was not allowed in the army, so he had to stop making his own food but was assisted in his Bibek Rehat by an Amritdhari couple who lived nearby.

On one occasion, Bhai Gurbachan Singh Ji who lived in Puna arranged an Akhand Path at his home from 23rd December 1967 to 25th December 1967. With Akal Purkh’s Grace, Bhai Raghbeer Singh listened to the whole Akhand Path cross-legged in one sitting without any food or water. After the Bhog, he also listened to six hours of Kirtan in the same sitting. He did not seem to feel any tiredness. He also used to do Kirtan for many hours by memory and was a very competent Akhand Paathi.

Massacred on the 13th of April 1978: Shaheed Bhai Pyara Singh 

Shaheed Bhai Pyara Singh was born on 2nd February 1954 to Mata Bhago and Sardar Kishan Singh in the village of Bhungruni in Hoshiarpur. He had two sisters and two brothers, one sister is married, the other trained to be a nurse in Africa and one brother joined the army a month before Bhai Pyara Singh’s Shaheedi.

After passing the 11th class, he joined the airforce on 10th July 1971, passing the course with a lot of hard work and motivation. He was a very sociable and sweet talking person, and so was very much liked by his officers.

Bhai Pyara Singh was transferred to Shabooa in Assam and here he met a Gurmukh, Prithipal Singh Ji, who changed his life. He learnt about Gurmat and started to read Bhai Sahib Bhai Randhir Singh’s books on Gurmat. He then took Amrit from the Panj Pyare at an Akhand Kirtani Jatha Smagam. He would wake up at two am at Amrit Vela, have his Ishnaan and then do two hours of continuous Nam-Abyass. Then he would do Nitnem and visit the Gurdwara Sahib.

Massacred on the 13th of April 1978: Shaheed Bhai Kewal Singh

Shaheed Bhai Kewal Singh was born on 9th March 1953, in the area of Premgarh in Hoshiarpur. His father’s name was Sardar Amar Singh and his mother’s name was Satia Kaur. He spent the first five to seven years of his childhood in Hoshiarpur and in 1960 moved to Calcutta with his father. His father ran a transport company in Calcutta. Here, he was put into school but he only passed four classes. His family tried to persuade him to continue studying but he was more interested in working. So in 1966 he went to Kishan Ganj (Bihar) to train in motor electrics, where he trained for a year and then returned to Calcutta.

As well as working he also became interested in reading Gurbani and in 1971-72 he received Amrit at an Akhand Kirtani Jatha Smagam. After completing his training he did not find a job but just did domestic work.

Bhai Krewal Singh was an enthusiastic student Shashtar-Vidya (science of weapons) and used to travel seven miles everyday to get to training. He knew the five Nitnem Banis by memory and also did Asa Di Vaar and Sukhmani Sahib daily as well as some other Banis.

Shaheed Bhai Jugraj Singh Jee - 7th of April 1990

ਸ਼ਹੀਦਾਂ ਦੀ ਯਾਦ ਵਿੱਚ।।


 

Massacred on the 13th of April 1978 - Shaheed Bhai Shaheed Bhai Harbhajan Singh

Shaheed Bhai Harbhajan Singh was born on 17th April 1947 in the village of Bhattian in Gurdaspur to Harbans Kaur and Jagat Singh. His was married to Joginder Kaur and had three children; Baljinder Singh, Kulwant Kaur and Balkar Singh. Bhai Sahib had three brothers and two sisters of which he was the only one who was Amritdhari.

Bhai Harbhajan Singh studied up to the tenth class in the government school of Kahnuwaan. After this he began studying for some time in college but then enrolled to do a course in Agriculture at Ludhiana University. After completing his course he started working as an Inspector in Gobindpur block.

Bhai Harbhajan Singh had the courage to always speak the truth to somebody’s face and would never agree to anything that wasn’t based on Gurmat. From the day he took Amrit he was a complete Bibeki, so much so that he only drank milk milked by the hands of an Amritdhari. He was admitted to hospital for a period of time, but he would not allow the doctors to touch his hair and left his fate in the hands of Akal Purakh. Guru Sahib healed him and made him well again quickly.

Massacred on the 13th of April 1978: Shaheed Bhai Gurdial Singh

Shaheed Bhai Gurdial Singh was born in 1946 in village Modai in District Amritsar to Gulab Kaur and Sohan Singh. He was married to Bibi Jagir Kaur and had four children.

Bhai Gurdial Singh was a regular in doing Sehaj Paath Abyass of Guru Granth Sahib Ji. From the beginning, he did Paath from Laridaar Saroop (Guru Granth Sahib composed of words linked together) and slowly he learnt to do Akhand Paaths. He then started doing Sewa of Paath near and far from his village and never took any money in return and eventually began going to Mehta and other places for Satsang. He took Amrit from the Bhindrawale Jatha in 1976. At that time his wife was not ready to take Amrit but later on she also agreed. He would rise daily at Amrit Vela, do his Nitnem and recited Sukhmani Sahib as well. He also studied religious books and used to acquire these from his close friends. At the time of his Shaheedi he was reading ‘Gurmat Nirnai Bhandar’.

With his loving persuasion many other Sikhs in his village also took Amrit. He was always the main organiser for arranging programs at the Gurdwara and at other religious events. Everybody used to take advice from him before going ahead with any event.

Massacred on the 13th of April 1978: Shaheed Bhai Gurcharan Singh ji

Shaheed Bhai Gurcharan Singh was born at the house of Bhai Daleep Singh, an agricultural inspector and Narain Kaur on 10th October 1946 in Rurka Korad in Jullunder. Bhai Daleep Singh was transferred to Ludhiana when Bhai Gurcharan Singh was about three years old and the whole family took Amrit at Narangwal. Bhai Gurcharan Singh’s father, Bhai Daleep Singh was one of the close associates of Bhai Sahib Bhai Randhir Singh Ji.

The young Gursikh enjoyed doing Langar Sewa of the Sangat during Smagams and would never get tired of doing Sewa day and night. From a young age he enjoyed going to the Sangat to listen to Kirtan and would always sit right in front of the Kirtani Gursikhs. He would go around the houses to call youngsters who were interested in listening to Kirtan and would sit them on the front and rear of his bicycle and take them to join the Sangat.

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