THE CITY OF HARVEY
COOK COUNTY, IL
A RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE NOVEMVER 1984 ANTI-SIKH VIOLENCE IN INDIA AS “GENOCIDE”
WHEREAS, The City of Harvey is in support of this resolution to recognize the intentional, deliberate, and systematic killing of Sikhs in India during November 1984 as “Genocide” as defined under the laws of the United States and UN Convention.
Deh Shiva Bar Mohe Eha(ਦੇਹ ਸ਼ਿਵਾ ਬਰ ਮੋਹੇ ਈਹੇ) is a most celebrated and widely quoted hymn by Guru Gobind Singh, taken from Chandi Charitar Ukati Bilas composition of Dasam Granth. The composition describes the glory of Shakti (power or Hukam).
He shows in the following Shabad the qualities that makes one fit to become part of his world mission called the Khalsa Panth – To live with courage and bravery to the highest levels of righteousness. One must never shirk from conducting oneself in the most upright and considerate possible manner. The Khalsa has to be prepared at all times to willingly and consistently behave in the most impartial and just manner and to always undertake to carry out righteous and Gurmat acts; to never have any fear or show even the slightest hesitation when taking such actions; to never flinch from stepping in front of the enemy to protect the poor, weak and needy of the world – to never have any apprehension or anxiety from the righteous fight ahead.
To give no consideration or thought as to the size, strength or magnitude of the enemy in front of you – It may be 1 opponent or 125,000 opponents – the Khalsa’s faith and trust is only with Waheguru and no one else. And to always know and be certain that Waheguru will always be their support and that victory in the end will without doubt be theirs:
Kirtan inside city hall of town of Harvey, IL
O Power of Akaal, give me this boon
May I never ever shirk from doing good deeds
That I shall not fear when I go into combat. And with determination I will be victorious.
That I may teach myself this greed alone, to speak only of Thy (allmighty lord Waheguru) praises.
And when the last days of my life come, I may die in the might of the battlefield.||231||