Sikh Youth Camp in USA Asks for Hymn Singing
by Sikh Women at Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple)
Washington, July 25, 2017: Sikh youth and camp organizers in Washington raised the question of why Sikh women are not performing kirtan at Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple), the sacrosanct of the Sikh faith.
Camp Gurmat, a week-long annual Sikh youth camp, organized by the Washington-based Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (GGSF), explored the theme of Sikh women and looked in detail at women in Sikh history. Over 120 Sikh children from ages 7-17 traveled from all over the United States and Canada to be part of this camp, which is held in a green, wooded facility in Rockville, in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Sikh youth and camp organizers in Washington raised the question of why Sikh women are not performing kirtan at Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple), the sacrosanct of the Sikh faith.
Dr. Rajwant Singh and Gagan Kaur Narang taught history to all the campers. Both researched material to keep the interest of the youth and at the same time prompt them to discuss means of implementing the gender equality envisioned by Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak spoke about the rights of women in society and advocated their full participation in all aspects of society.
Dr. Rajwant Singh said, "What we have discovered is that Sikh women have played an important Please read more
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