Punjab
SUKHBIR'S DAUGHTER GETS NOTICE

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal's youngest daughter Gurleen Kaur , a first time votert ,was issued a notice for allegedly violating the model code of conduct,says Indian Express. 

Nordstrom apologised for turban, waiting for Gucci:US Sikhs

Nordstrom has apologised to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the US community’s top civil rights organisation said on Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it ,reported 'The Tribune'

 

PUNJAB SEES TURNOUT OF 65.7%.

The total polling percentage in the state fell by close to 5% from 70.89 in the 2014 Lok sabha polls to 65.77% on Sunday.This indicates that the worst fears of political observers ,regarding disconnect between the political parties and their candidates with the voters ,have come true.
The highest polling was recorded in Bathinda constituency at 73.9% followed by Ferozepur at 66.38%.Fatehgarh Sahib saw a polling percentage of 65.65%and Khadoor Sahib registered a figure of 64.17%.

PAYING OBEISANCE TO SRI GURU AMAR DAS JI

Sri Guru Amar Das Ji was born on Baisakh Sudi 14, 1636 Bikrami i.e. May 5, 1479 at Basarke Gillan village, which is about 13 kms. south-west from Amritsar, in district Amritsar, Punjab. In his fond memory, in this village at his birth place Gurdwara Sri Janam Asthan Sri Guru Amar Das Ji has been established. 

Fatehpuri Masjid in Delhi is 17th century mosque

  Fatehpuri Masjid is a 17th century mosque named after the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife- Fatehpuri Begum. Built in 1650, the mosque is constructed entirely of red stone and boasts of a fluted dome and towering minarets.

Paying Obeisance to Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji on his 515th Birth Anniversary

The second prophet-teacher of the Sikhs, first known as Lahina Ji and then named 'Angad' by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on Baisakh Vadi 1, Sammat 1561 Bikrami which corresponded with 31 March, 1504. 

Holla Mahalla: A Colourful Festival of the Sikhs

Holla Mahalla, which is sometimes termed as ‘Holla’ is a Sikh festival. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666-1708) the tenth prophet-teacher of the Sikhs started Holla Mohalla a kind of March on Chet vadi 1 (the day after the full moon day),

BHAGAT RAVIDAS JI : AN ASCETIC AND A SOCIAL REFORMER

      Bhagat Ravidas Ji (1377-1527) was born to Raghu Ji and Ghurbinia Ji at Seer Goverdhanpur in Varanasi (also known as Banaras), Uttar Pardesh. In his sacred memory, at his birth place Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir has been established.

VADDA GHALLUGHARA - THE BIGGER HOLOCAUST

         Ahmad Shah Abdali was a poor pathan who by enhancing his power after conquering Kandhar, brought Balkh, Sindh, Punjab and Kashmir under his control. He invaded India eight times during 1747 to 1767 and his sixth invasion which he undertook on February 5, 1762 was to annihilate the Sikhs. 

BABA DEEP SINGH JI SHAHID : A Great Liberator of Religious Places

Holding a khanda (double-edged sword) in his right hand and his severed head in his left hand Baba Dip Singh Ji (1682-1757) sacrified his life fighting against oppression for the liberation of Sri Harimandar Sahib, Amritsar. 

Sarbans Danee : Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

               Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666-1708) the Tenth Master of the Sikhs, reverently known as 'Sarbans Danee' i.e. a person who sacrificed his 'sarbans' (whole family) for helping the oppressed and protecting a person's right to profess the religion of his own choice. He was born the only son of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib and Mata Gujri Ji on Poh Sudi 7 (23 Poh) Saturday, 1723 Bikrimi i.e. 22 December, 1666 at Patna Sahib, Bihar. 

B'desh fourth time in same hands

 Hasina took oath as B'desh PM for 4th consecutive term 

ਅਮਲਾਂ ਦੀ ਪੈੜ …ਮਲਕੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ (ਭਵਾਨੀਗ੍ਹੜ)

 ਕੌਮਾਂ ਦੀ ਪਰਖ ਸੰਕਟ ਵਕਤ ਹੀ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ, ਜੇਕਰ ਹੁਣ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਹਰ ਪਾਸੇ ਸੰਕਟ ਦਿਖਾਈ ਦੇ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ ਤਾਂ ਚੜ੍ਹਦੀਕਲਾ ਦੇ ਗੀਤ ਸਾਡੇ ਬੁੱਲ੍ਹਾਂ ਤੇ ਹੋਣੇ ਚਾਹੀਦੇ ਹਨ, ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਇਹ ਸਾਡੀ ਪਰਖ ਦਾ ਵੇਲਾ ਹੈ। ਇਹ ਗੀਤ ਸੋਚ ਸਮਝ ਕੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਗਾ ਹੋਣੇ , ਇਹ ਤੇ ਆਪ ਮੁਹਾਰੇ ਸਾਡੇ ਅੰਦਰੋਂ ਪੈਦਾ ਹੋਣਗੇ। ਜੇਕਰ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋ ਰਹੇ ਤਾਂ ਇਬਾਦਤ ਦੀ ਨੀਂਹ ਹਜੇ ਪੱਕੀ ਨਹੀਂ, ਹਜੇ ਇਹਦੇ ਤੇ ਚੜ੍ਹਦੀਕਲਾ ਦਾ ਮਹਿਲ ਨਹੀਂ ਉੱਸਰ ਸਕਦਾ। ਜੇਕਰ ਉਸਰਿਆ ਤਾਂ ਵਕਤੀ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ

ਸੱਚੀ ਵਰਿਆਮਗੀ (ਲੇਖਕ:ਪ੍ਰੋ. ਪੂਰਨ ਸਿੰਘ)

ਅਖ਼ਬਾਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਟਕਸਾਲ ਵਿਚ ਘੜੇ ਦਰਜਨਾਂ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਮਿਲਦੇ ਹਨ। ਜਿਥੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਨੇ ਇਕ ਦੋ ਕੰਮ ਕੀਤੇ ਤੇ ਅੱਗੇ ਹੋ ਕੇ ਛਾਤੀ ਕੱਢੀ ਤੇ ਹਿੰਦੁਸਤਾਨ ਦੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਅਖ਼ਬਾਰਾਂ ਨੇ ‘ਹੀਰੋ’ ਤੇ ‘ਮਹਾਤਮਾ’ ਦੀ ਪੁਕਾਰ ਮਚਾਈ, ਬੱਸ ਇਕ ਨਵਾਂ ‘ਸੂਰਮਾ’ ਪੈਦਾ ਹੋ ਗਿਆ। ਇਹ ਤਾਂ ਪਾਗਲਪਨ ਦੀਆਂ ਲਹਿਰਾਂ ਹਨ। ਅਖ਼ਬਾਰ ਲਿਖਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਸਾਧਾਰਣ ਸਿੱਕੇ ਦੇ ਬੰਦੇ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਹਨ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੀ ਉਸਤਤ ਨਿੰਦਿਆ ਤੇ ਕਿਉਂ ਮਰਦੇ ਹੋ? ਆਪਣੇ ਜੀਵਨ ਨੂੰ ਅਖ਼ਬਾਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਛੋਟੇ ਛੋਟੇ ਪੈਰਿਆਂ ਤੇ ਕਿਉਂ ਲਟਕਾ ਰਹੇ ਹੋ? ਕੀ ਇਹ ਸੱਚ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਿ ਸਾਡੇ ਅੱਜ ਦੇ ਬਹਾਦਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਜਾਨ ਅਖ਼ਬਾਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਲੇਖਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਹੈ। ਜ਼ਰਾ ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਰੰਗ ਬਦਲਿਆ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਿ ਸਾਡੇ ਬਹਾਦਰਾਂ ਨੇ ਵੀ ਰੰਗ ਬਦਲੇ, ਬੁੱਲ੍ਹ ਸੁੱਕਣ ਲੱਗੇ ਤੇ ਬਹਾਦਰੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਸਾਰੀਆਂ ਆਸਾਂ ਟੁੱਟ ਗਈਆਂ।