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Dharat Suhavi: Volume 2 Issue 12
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
“A day, which otherwise used to pass off as ‘just another’ Gurpurab, within the year has suddenly become one of the most significant days in the international Sikh calendar.”
Before March 2011, there was no Sikh Environment Day and there was hardly any eco
Print the Sikh Environment Day Guide and discuss ideas with your local Gurdwara committee. Chose from katha-kirtan programme focused on nature, to children’s activities like painting competitions, seminars or exhibitions on Sikh Gurus and nature. Or involve your local sangatvia a bicycle rally, a flower show, a seminar on starting a kitchen garden and saving water. Isn’t it a wonderful and unique way to celebrate a Gurpurab and seek blessings of Guru Har Rai Ji?
1. Read an excerpt from an inspirational article from Melbourne’s Gurudwara by talented singer Dya Singh: “A day, which otherwise used to pass off as ‘just another’ Gurpurab, within the year has suddenly become one of the most significant days in the international Sikh calendar.” Dya Singh also wrote on the long-term implications of March 14 in the Sikh calendar for years to come. “Can this army of 30 million then also turn into eco-warriors?” he asked. He marked Sikh Environment Day as phenomenal for Sikh identity, Sikh collective consciousness for environment and active multiculturalism. Read the whole article by Dya Singh on www.sikhchic.com.
1. Get together a group of people who care for the environment and are keen to work together.
2. Read the Sikh Environment Day Guide (toolkit) in English or in Punjabi with many inspiring ideas to celebrate the Green Gurpurab.
3. Make a plan based on your resources, situation, inspiration and energy.
4. Get more people together, based on the final plan.
5. Improve it, and make it achieve more.
6. Send your plans via email to us at EcoSikh. All inspirational plans shall be mentioned on our 2013-timeline page.
Registration for Sikh Environment Day (SED) 2013
Eak Bageecha (nature focused Gurbani compilation) with introduction in Punjabi or English
SED Timeline from 2012
SED Pledge Form for sangat
10 minute Eco-Assembly for schools
SED poster English, Punjabi for notice boards
SED-2011 and SED-2012 reports
Green Nagar Kirtan
How to raise a plant
We’re proud to be working with Sukrit Trust (India) to launch a creativity contest for young environmental leaders, which we have called EcoFest. The prizes will be eco-friendly, and they also include a total of US $1,000 donated by EcoSikh. All prize winners will also receive Certificates of Environmental Leadership.
The last date of submission is 31st January, 2013 and the winners of each category will be announced on March 1, but an overall “EcoSikh” winner will be announced by EcoSikh on March 14, Sikh Environment Day, for the candidate who provides work that can best assist our vision of Sikhs, all around the world, wanting to protect the environment because it is what our faith teaches us. For details, go to the Ecofest page. Download an Ecofest poster in English or Punjabi for your schools.
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