How and why Satkaar Committee UK was created:
Distraught by the gross beadbi happening in Punjab of our Satguru Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj, we asked ourselves how are we managing the satkaar of Guru Ji in the UK? As we discussed the responsibilities and maryada in the satkaar of Guru Ji we came to the decision that we should create a count/census of Maharaj Ji Saroop in UK and share the data with Sangat and send a message to the printing press in Punjab to stop printing more Saroop of Guru Ji.
When seeking contact details and information on the Shromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee’s printing press we came to know that SGPC had commissioned two further printing presses to be opening in both Canada and United States. By know our concern on the satkaar of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj had grown as it further emerged that the printing press is compromising the paper quality and bonding material in order to maximise on sale profit of Maharaj Ji Saroop.
With the beant kirpa of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj, we are close to concluding the first phase of our UK Satkaar campaign which is to create a census/count of Maharaj sahib ji ke Saroop.
We are currently in the process of amalgamating the data collected by sevadaars over the last six months across all UK regions and we anticipate to share the data with the sadh sangat very soon with details on what we propose to do next. We have faced some challenges and adversity whilst putting together the census however with the protection and guidance of our Father Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj we have been able to undertake such overdue and must needed Seva.
Why was this priority for us?
We have a constant concern for the satkaar of Guru Ji worldwide especially in light of the ongoing intentionally beadbi recently seen in Punjab, The objective of the census is to identify shortcomings in satkaar for Guru Ji at UK Gurdwara sahib institutions and how we as the sangat can work together towards preventing beadbi and improving the upkeep of sach khand (Resting abode of Guru Ji within Gurdwara sahib complex). We did not anticipate or prepare for what we were to be exposed to, there are many heartbreaking horror stories and incidents our sevadaars have witnessed which highlights a very serious breach of satkaar for Guru Ji in many UK Gurdwara sahib’s and in domestic properties:
- a) Maharaj Ji ka Saroop retrieved from Car Boot Sale for £10.00.
- b) Maharaj Ji ka Saroop retrieved from a charity shop which was on sale in the window display for £20.00 donated by the family of a recently deceased elderly Gursikh.
- c) Maharaj Ji ke Saroop carelessly kept on palang without sufficient sukhaasan bastar and shockingly as witnessed by sevadaars our Maharaj Ji kept upside down.
- d) Dust/storage and other items found within sach khand.
- e) Taveet/Kalgi tied to palang as a potentially form of ritual.
Sadh Sangat ji, the above are just a few incidents of what we have identified as major flaws within our Gurdwara sahibs and also within our hearts. We raise urgent awareness of the necessity to take responsibility of satkaar for Guru Ji and we humbly request that we need sevadaars across the UK for the upcoming phase two which will be announced in coming weeks.
We would like to thank all of the sevadaars that have contributed their time and effort towards the satkaar campaign and hope that they will continue to inspire us all to fulfil our potential in prioritising satkaar for Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj.
A special mention of the sevadaars and Granthi Ji’s at all Gurdwara Sahibs worldwide who devote 100% of their time and maryada and satkaar, please continue to lead by example.
For more information on how you can become a sevadaar in the campaign please contact us: 07469 469789 / firstname.lastname@example.org