Baba Sarvan Singh, who has served as Head granthi of Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Vancouver has a record in his hand by going into the Guinness World Book of Records of having the longest beard. His beard is now under 8 feet!
He was recently in Malaysia and Malaysia National Sikhs Movement (GERAKSIKH) took the opportunity to welcome him and had a chat with him.
The President of GERAKSIKH, Tan Sri Darshan Singh Gill was at hand to welcome Baba Sarvan Singh at Ipoh.
Baba Sarvan Singh said that initially he was hesitant to take part in the competition because he did not grow his long beard for publicity as he grew it as part of his Sikh faith. However, he soon realized that the publicity actually helped encourage other Sikhs to keep this article of faith and therefore he agreed.
He has now toured various parts of the world in the hope that this will encourage other Sikhs to keep this article of faith.
THE history of the Sikhs in Malaysia has yet to be fully recorded and has not been given due attention despite them being able to transform into a progressive community with doctors, lawyers, teachers and other professionals from the predominantly policemen, bullock cart drivers, watchmen, dairymen and labourers their forefathers were before.
Therefore, the latest book by Dr Azharudin Mohamed Dali of Universiti Malaya on Sejarah Masyarakat India di Malaysia, with one entire chapter on the Sikh community, is greatly welcomed. However, there were some errors I would like to point out. Read more
GERAKSIKH Secretary General, Dato’ Amarjit Singh Gill represented GERAKSIKH when he was invited to attend the UN Youth Assembly held at United Nations, New York from 31st January, 2013 to 1st February, 2013.
The event which brought youths from all the five continents discussed ways as to how to empower the youths in the various region. Over 400 youth share a vision of a more inclusive and sustainable future during the Assembly.
Dato’ Amarjit SIngh while present at the said Assembly took the opportunity to Network with the delegates from various regions as to enable to make projects and share common ideas. Amarjit who had the honour to serve as the Secretary of the UNESCO Youth Forum Advisory Committee, also took his experience and shared with the delegates during the Assembly.
The presentation ceremony was hosted at Greentown Gurdwada and officiated by state executive councillor, Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon, who said it was government policy that no race or minority group be left out of its assistance programmes. Read more