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Sikh Environment Day 2015 – A Worldwide Event

Welcome to Sikh Environment Day 2015! Last year, Sikh gurdwaras, schools, businesses and communities from all over the world celebrated SED on Guru Har Rai’s gurpurab. This year, join us for a global day of reflection, activism and celebration! Mark you calendars for Sikh Environment Day on March 14th!

Check back frequently for updates!

List of Participating Institutions:

Australia
East Africa
Europe
India
Southeast and Southwest Asia
North America

Australia

East Africa

Kenya

March 15th, 2015: 7AM to 10AM Nature Walk; 10:30AM to 12:30PM Tree Planting; 12:30PM tp 1:30PM Snacks and Refreshments. Ramgarhia Gurdwara Sahib, Nairobi

Europe

UK

Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick, UK: Sat 14th March 2015 10am to 2:30pm At Galton Valley Canal Heritage Centre (access from Brasshouse Lane Bridge) Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B66 1BA (Opp Smethwick High Street Gurudwara)

Norway

Gurdwara Oslo: Alnabruveien 3, 0668 Oslo, Norway 4-6pm
Miljo Sikh Initiative will deliver kirtan on nature and tips on bettering the environment. Join the Facebook Event.

India

Himachal Pradesh

Dagshai, Himachal Pradesh: Students performed kirtan on nature and planted saplings around their campus of Dagshai Public School in honour of Guru Har Rai ji on his gurgaddi diwas. They are one of the leading schools that dedicated March 14, to Sikh Environment Day celebrations since past 5 years. God bless the whole school management and team for their passion and sewa in protecting the planet.

 

Punjab

Lectures and ceremonial plantation at Idgah, Sultanwind Amritsar (80 trees planted)
Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sultanwind link road (20 trees planted)
Khalsa College Amritsar, Khalsa College public School, Amritsar (1 tree)
Khalsa Senior Secondary school, Nawanpind (55 trees planted)
Bhagat Puran Singh ji Adarsh School, Manawala, Lecture and ceremonial tree plantation(pictures attached)
22 schools associated with Bhai Manj free Gurmat Sangeet Academy
42 institutions of Chief Khalsa Diwan, to share their celebrations. will be shared accordingly
Yadvindra Public School, Sultanwind. Plantation and lecture tommorow
Khalsa College of Engineering and Technology, the students are to check leakage of water taps on the lines of PU, Chandigarh as well as plan a plantation drive.
International Fateh Academy, will plant a fruit tree(Mango/jamun) on the inauguration of their school on 15.03.2015.
Khalsa College Public school to share their plans soon.
6 Institutions of Khadoor Sahib to plan events on the lines of what they did last year and then will share pictures.
Baba Ishar Singh Senior Secondary school, Ranjit Avenue Amritsar to have a plantation and cleanliness drive.
50 Banyan trees 12-15 feet long to be planted in Amritsar through Baba Sewa Singh ji in the coming week depending on location shared by Municipal Corporation Amritsar.
30 schools of Satnaam Sarb Kalyan trust doing plantations at their respective schools.

Moga, Patto Hira Singh Wala celebrates Sikh Environment Day today on March 13, showcasing the landscape of the 13 Acre Guru ka Bagh (Guru’s garden) being developed by the village society called PETALS. The villagers and administrators (Sarpanches) from around 10 surrounding villages joined the celebrations.

Panjab University, Chandigarh will be conducting a water audit of their institution.

Gursikh Family Club of Ludhiana: Celebrations on April 1st at E Block Gurdwara in BRS Nagar include painting competition for children, distribution of medicinal plants as buta prasad, film showing on Bhagat Puran Singh’s life “Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhey”

SGPC members and PETALS, a village society from Patto Hira Singh Wala, village of Moga will bring together sarpanches from 36 connecting villages of the area and celebrate the day at Guru Ka Bhag, a historical park and historical Gurdwara of Patto Hira Singh that began on March 14, 2013. 500 saplings will be used for plantation and buta prasad.

Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Ludhiana will organize two lectures for students in their college.

Sikh Riders Club, Jagraon are planning a bicycle rally on March 14th

Tavleen Foundation released a 13 page PDF booklet for March-2013, Sikh Environment Day, dedicated to Guru Har Rai Sahib on his Gurgaddi Diwas  who inspired people to care for nature and who’s legacy provided one of the most inspiring models for our ecological consciousness.

Kolkata

Behala Gurdwara Kolkata will host a powerpoint show, perform kirtan on nature by children, and advocate about SED in Rozana Navi Prabhat.

Karnataka

Bangalore Gurdwara will host a clean up drive. Join the event here.

Southeast Asia and Southwest Asia

Guru Nanak Darbar, Dubai will be celebrating Sikh Environment Day beginning from March 18 till next weekend. Exhibitions on Gurbani and Nature will be the part of attraction for the sangat.

North America

Ontario, CAN

Seva Food Bank: March 14th from 1Pm to 3PM 2832 Slough Street, Mississauga, ON, Canada. Celebrations of the environment and biodiversity. Teaching about environmental initiatives and organizations around you, and “green” practices that you can adopt in your lives. Discussion to follow. Please join the Facebook Event!

Arizona, USA

NISHKAM SEVA GURDWARA SAHIB & DR. JASBIR SINGH SAINI MEMORIAL HALL: March 14, 2015 at 4950 W Tonopah Drive, Glendale, AZ 85308. (NE corner of 51st Ave and Hwy 101)

California, USA

Fresno-area Sikhs will participate in Sikh Environment Day 2015 with a recycling program kickoff event at 11 a.m. March 15 at Guru Ravidas Gurdwara in Selma, 2650 Blaine Ave. As part of Sikh Environment Day, the Sikh Council of Central California is asking the 13 Sikh gurdwaras in the Fresno area to start recycling programs. All gurdwaras serve meals to their congregants and visitors on Sundays as well as other days. At the Selma event, the Sikh Council of Central California will present blue, 30-gallon recycling bins with lids to representatives from each gurdwara to get their programs started. Details: (559) 906-7403.

March 14, 2015: 9-12PM San Jose Gurdwara, @Alum Rock Park, 15350 Penitencia Creek Rd, San Jose, CA 95127

Maryland, USA

Guru Gobind Singh Foundation will be celebrating Sikh Environment day on Sunday, March 15th, 2015. Celebrations will be on March 15th 11:45am-12:30pm. The GGSF Gurmat School will also be participating. All Gurmat School children are encouraged to participate in this wonderful event as assigned by their teachers. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to pay tribute to our 7th master, Guru Har Rai Ji who championed for the cause of greener environment during his time.

Michigan, USA

Sikh Student Association, University of Michigan

New York, USA

Sikh Student Association, Columbia University/Barnard College

Virginia, USA

Guru Nanak Foundation Of Tidewater-Virginia is celebrating Gurgaddi Diwas of Guru Har Rai Ji and Sikh Environment Day on Sunday, March 15,2015 from 10.30AM to 12.30 PM. There will be ceremonial Tree plantation, speeches by children and Katha/Kirtan.

Sikh Student Association, Virginia Commonwealth University

Washington, DC, USA

Sikh Student Association, The George Washington University

 

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