Mon­treal’s Sikh com­mu­nity help­ing Sun Youth for a 30th con­sec­u­tive year

Montreal Times - - News -

The Gu­rud­wara Sahib Que­bec Tem­ple, lo­cated in Mon­treal's Poin­teSaint-Charles neigh­bour­hood, warmly wel­comed Sun Youth rep­re­sen­ta­tives last Sun­day to cel­e­brate the 548th an­niver­sary the

of founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469 - 1539 A.D.).

This year, mem­bers of the Gu­rud­wara Que­bec of Mon­treal shared their tra­di­tional vege­tar­ian lunch called Lan­gar. Dur­ing this spe­cial oc­ca­sion, the Mon­treal Sikh com­mu­nity pre­sented to Sun Youth’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Ni­co­las Car­pen­tier, their an­nual do­na­tion of $3,500 and a food ham­per, sym­bol­iz­ing their constant sup­port for the past 30 years.This con­tri­bu­tion by the Gu­rud­wara Sahib Que­bec Tem­ple will go to­wards buy­ing food for Sun Youth's Hol­i­day bas­ket cam­paign. "Even though the tem­ple is go­ing through a dif­fi­cult time this year, we are still there to help Sun Youth", ex­plained Jagdish Singh Sidhu, Gu­rud­wara Sahib Que­bec's sec­re­tary gen­eral. The con­gre­ga­tion also made a do­na­tion to the Share the Warmth lo­cal com­mu­nity group.

The pop­u­la­tion is also in­vited ev­ery Sun­day to take part in the weekly Lan­gar in a warm and wel­come at­mos­phere.Although ad­mis­sion is free, a vol­un­tary con­tri­bu­tion is al­ways greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

Did you know?

The tra­di­tional Lan­gar meal was started by Guru Nanak when he was only twelve years old. In or­der to teach him the ethics of shar­ing, his fa­ther gave him twenty ru­pees to start his busi­ness, but Guru Nanak de­cided in­stead to use the money to feed the less for­tu­nate. At a very young age, he had re­vealed his true vo­ca­tion to his re­luc­tant fa­ther and fif­teen years later he founded Sikhism. In ad­di­tion, Guru Nanak's teach­ings re­mind us the im­por­tance of shar­ing with the less for­tu­nate just like Sun Youth has been do­ing for the last 63 years.

Sun Youth wishes to thank the mem­bers of the Greater Mon­treal Sikh com­mu­nity for their constant sup­port through­out the years.

Loyal donor of 30 years: Mem­bers of Gu­rud­wara Sahib Que­bec Tem­ple (left to right) Taran Singh-Pi, mem­ber of the Con­cor­dia Reli­gion As­so­ci­a­tion, Op­kar Singh Sandhu, Gur­deep Kaur Sandhu (Pres­i­dent), Ni­co­las Car­pen­tier (Sun Youth), Jagdish Singh Sidhu (Sec­re­tary Gen­eral), Dil­bag Singh and K.L Madan.

Photo by: Rose­line Yoshy.

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