Chandigarh, August 5, 2015: The main aim of Sikhism is realization of God and this could be possible by adopting an ideal way of life based on the ethics and the techniques earmarked in Gurbani (verses contained in Guru Granth Sahib), said Mr.Jagraj Singh, a Sikh preacher from the United Kingdom. Mr Jagraj is also the presenter of ‘Basics of Sikhi’ slot of YouTube series.
Mr. Jagraj Singh was addressing a Lecture-programme on ‘Scientific Approach in Sikhism’ at Guru Tegh Bahadur Bhawan, Sector 14 Chandigarh on Tuesday. The lecture was organized by the Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh. It was a well-attended programme and the thrust of the deliberations was on acquainting the young people with the basics of Sikhism.
In his address, Mr. Jagraj Singh highlighted how scientific approach had been adopted by the Sikh Gurus to describe the cosmos, creation of the universe out of one eternal source and the functioning of human society. Further, he invited queries from the audience on Sikh way of life and answered to these in a very eloquent, systematic and satisfying manner.
The other main speaker on the occasion was Pandit Dharennavar Rao, Lecturer from Govt.College Sector 46, Chandigarh. Pandit Rao is originally from Karnataka state and is devoted to propagation of Panjabi language and Sikh faith. He illustrated how Guru Nanak’s philosophy as contained in his Bani is based entirely on the tenets of science.
The function was presided over by Bhai Ashok Singh Bagrhian, a well-known Sikh scholar.
Through his presidential remarks, Bhai Bagrhian lauded the sincere efforts being made by Mr. Jagraj Singh and Pandit Rao in propagating the tenets of Sikhism in India and abroad. He also appreciated the Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies for continuing with its Extension-Lecture series on Sikhism and allied fields, in an effective manner.
On the occasion, Chairperson of the department, Prof Jaspal Kaur Kaang also spoke on various aspects of Sikhism. She thanked the speakers of the programme and the audience for making the event a brilliant success. Many faculty members were present in the lecture. / (SK Vyas, Jalandhar)