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ਨਾ ਕੋ ਬੈਰੀ ਨਹੀ ਬਿਗਾਨਾ ਸਗਲ ਸੰਗਿ ਹਮ ਕਉ ਬਨਿ ਆਈ ॥

No one is my enemy or a stranger. I get along with everyone.


The Sikh Portrait was a monthly IIGS publication started back in the 1970s and through early 1980s. This magazine has been revived in an online format. We encourage all our readers and participants to share your original articles. If selected, we will share it on this page.

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji’s Sacrifice

Today we remember SriGuru Tegh Bahadur Ji and hissupreme sacrifice to champion fundamental human rights for all. He was revered by the Sikhs asSrisht-di-Chadar (Protector of humanity).

ਗੁਰੂ ਦੀ ਸੱਚੀ ਗੱਲ ਸੁਣਾਓ

ਝੂਠੇ ਸਾਧਾਂ ਮਗਰ ਨਾਂ ਜਾਓ

ਸੇਵਾ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਨ ਲਾਓ

Every year at Fairplex Pomona on December 25th, the IIGS (International Institute of Gurmat Studies) organizes Darbar-e-Khalsa, a community event that celebrates the birthday of their beloved tenth wonderful Guru Sahib, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. At this event free food and water stalls are set up for thousands of people in attendance to enjoy every year. As a result, thousands of water bottles and other plastic products are used.

ਕੈੰਪਾਂ ਦੀ ਜਿਨ ਲੜੀ ਚਲਾਈ, ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦੀ ਬਾਤ ਸੁਨਾਈ

ਭਟਕਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਗੁਰ ਦੇ ਲ਼ੜ ਲ਼ਾਇਆ, ਐਸੀ ਇਕ ਮੁਹਿੰਮ ਚਲ਼ਾਈ

ਅਥਾਹ ਪਿਆਰ ਸੀ ਜਿਨਾੰ ਅੰਦਰ, ਲ਼ੈੰਦੇ ਸਭ ਨੂੰ ਗਲ਼ਵਕੜੀ ਅੰਦਰ

ਤਾੜਨਾ ਕਰਦੇ ਓਪਰੋਂ ਓਪਰ,  ਪਿਆਰ ਦੇ ਪੁੰਜ ਸਨ ਅੰਦਰੋਂ ਅੰਦਰ

Looking at the world today, the condition has become so dire that a person embracing God's given form is eyed with suspicion. This speaks volumes about the state of mind of an average individual around the world. Fear has taken over and Godliness has taken a backseat.

Papa ji began a revolutionary camping movement, which brought together Sikh children from near and far, to create a Guru loving sangat that would promote their faith and continue Sikhi no matter where they lived, no matter what the challenge.

Waheguru di Singh Sardarni
-Kavi Raj Singh

Mein Dil-daarni
Waheguru di Singh Sardarni


A Beautiful Soul who came to this world to show us what a Sikh Way of Life is. Always carried a smile on his face, extreme example of humility and always tuned in to the Higher power.

Four years ago, my father asked me to go to a camp to which I refused initially but he was adamant that I must go. Half-heartedly I filled the forms and a few weeks later, there I was, The 73rd International Sikh Youth Camp.

The site of small hands took my surti 310 years back, remembering soft small hands of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji’s chhotay sahibzaaday who were just 6 and 8 years of age when at banks of river Sirsa, they along with their grandmother got separated from the rest of family

All seats were taken. Bus full of enthusiastic kids and youth. And then by God’s grace they took us in. We were adjusted by these two Jalandhar boys who stood through the entire 7 hour journey so that we could sit.


And that bus took us to heaven.

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