Who’s Taking Part in 2017?

guru-har-raiThis is how Sikhs are taking action during the week of March 14 to pay tribute to Guru Har Rai Sahib. If you’re planning to celebrate Sikh Environment Day, email us at info@ecosikh.org or find us online using #SED2017 or #SikhEnvironmentday2017

 

 

TIMELINE FOR SIKH ENVIRONMENT DAY-2017

Sikh Environment Day 2017 is a gift to our health and environment. This year we have come up with some different ideas for celebrating this day, but we definitely require your participation as well. Please let us know your plans, and inspire us (and Sikhs around the world) with your actions.

  • 19 Indian States
  • 14 countries

INDIA

PUNJAB

Muktsar

Vigaas Foundation team in Mukstar has been celebrating Sikh Environment Day by developing  2 kitchen gardens at  their village. A team of youngsters are planting saplings and sowing vegetable seeds in Gurdwara premises so that these vegetables can be grown organically and used in Langar.

Nabha  Sahib

Ganga NurseryMarch 12th to March 14th: Historical Gurdwara Nabha Sahib, Zirakpur Road and Green Ganga Lehar

  1. Flower Show
  2. Plantations on a highway approaching road
  3. Sapling Prasad (Boota prahad) for 3 days and making the people take an oath to take the plant home and take care of it as their own child
  4. Special hymns sessions (Kirtan Darbar) for 3 days on Nature theme
  5. Seeds prasad of special plants/trees from the historical Garden – Naulakha Bagh of Guru Har Rai Ji

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ludhiana

Guru Nanak MultiversityGuru Nanak Multiversity will be celebrating Sikh Environment day with over 800 schools and creating awareness for the importance of saving water and not using styrofoam and disposables anymore. They are taking this action creating awareness about the harms caused by the plastic to the Earth by showing a short movie/video to the children.

 

Fateh TVWeeklong with Fateh TV

Fateh Tv will run ad campaigns on their channel from 1st March. 12 March, 2017 –Coverage by Fateh Tv for Cycle Rally Jalandhar (morning) 

 

  • 13 March, 2017 –Green Holla Mohalla at Anandpur Sahib
  • 14 March, 2017 – SGPC – Ardas, katha, kirtan, boota prasad, Save Mother Earth Signature poster, Press Conference
  • 15 March, 2017- TV Show Panel discussion at Fateh TV Studio
  • 16 March, 2017–TV Show – Interview
  • 17 March, 2017- Boota Prasad in Mosques (Phagwara, Malerkotla, Ldh)
  •  18 March, 2017- Event at Dukhniwaran Sahib ( 7-10 pm)

 

logonadarfoundation1March 12, 2017: Nadar Foundation, Ludhiana will be distributing plant saplings in form of boota prashad at Gurdwara Rara Sahib in order to celebrate Sikh Environment Day and also to bring awareness among the people to save the planet. Different plants with medicinal value will be distributed amongst the sangat at large scale.

 

March 14, 2017: An awareness rally by students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College will be conducted from college to Gill road spreading message to create awareness among the people to save the planet Earth. They will be using placards to display the message and showcase it to the public.

 

Gurdwara Singh Sabha Sarabha Nagar Ludhiana

Gurdwara Sarabha Nagar (1)March 5th, 2017: Flower Show & On the spot Photography Competition will be held at Gurdwara Sarabha Nagar , Ludhiana being held on 5th March (Sunday) under the theme of “Balehari Kudrat Vaseya”.

Flower Show: The Gurdwara Sahib will hold the flower show and the competition will be open for all Government, semi-Government, Private Institutions and Individuals. The exhibits will be displayed on 4th March from 2 pm to 5 pm without any entry fees.

On the spot Photography: The competition will include 4 categories A,B,C,D with divisions such as under 13 years, 13-17 years, 17-21 years, and above 21 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 14th, 2017: Gurdwara Sarabha Nagar , Ludhiana

Plantation Drive: An extensive plantation drive will be carried out at Sarabha Nagar from 10 am onwards.

Bicycle Rally: Cycle rally will be carried out after plantation drive from 5 pm onwards.

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Gurdwara Sahib, Dugri Ludhiana will be celebrating Sikh Environment Day on 14th March, 2017. They will be holding a kirtan darbar at Gurdwara Sahib based on nature theme and a short katha/lecture by Sukhwinder  Singh ji. Keeping the health of future generations in mind, they are organizing organic langar to spread the message of pesticide free food.

 

Gurdwara Sukhmani SahibGurdwara Sukhmani Sahib Urban Estate Phase 2, Dugri, Ludhiana will be organizing a Plantation awareness campaign’ on account of Holla Mohalla and Gurgadi divas of our 7th Master Shri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji to memorize their teachings & to Celebrate this day as Sikh Environment Day worldwide. Volunteers of SOW – Sikh Organization of Welfare, EcoSikh, Sikh Relief, Basics Of Sikhi & Shehbaaz Khalsa will also put up a stall at the Gurdwara Sahib to educate people on the need of preservation of environment.

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Doraha Public School

3rd Annual Flower Show ‘SPRINGFEST’ was organised by Doraha Public School and was inaugurated by Master Agamvir Singh and his parents Mrs. & Mr. Jaspreet Singh ( Vigaas Foundation ). More than 40 varieties of seasonal flowers were put on display.

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Gurudwara Shri Kalgidhar Singh Sabha

A Samagam dedicated to Guru Har Rai Ji and Sikh Environment Day 2017 is being organized at Gurudwara Shri Kalgidhar Singh Sabha. A Kirtan Darbar by Bhai Satwinder Singh and Harwinder Singh, and many other personalities shared below.

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Fatehgarh Sahib

March 14th, 2017: On the holy occasion of the enthronement day of Guru Har Rai Ji, BBSBEC Eco club (managed by the department of civil engineering) is going to celebrate “Sikh Environment Day” by organizing following activities:

  •  Environment awareness walk around the campus
  •  Cleanliness drive in & around the campus
  •  Vehicle free day in the campus
  •  Tree plantation
  •  Hanging water pots for birds in the campus
  •  Poster making competition
  •  Expert lectureBBSBCE Fatehgarh

 


Patiala

spring dale schoolFebruary 8th, 2017: SPRING DALE PUBLIC SCHOOL at Patiala is holding a drawing competition based on Nature theme in their school. A poem recitation competition will also be organized by 2nd class students. Apart from these competitions, there are flash cards, a skit by the students of the school and slogan writing also. Students will also be shown environment savings techniques through short movie clips to create awareness among them. The event will be organized by Kawalpreet Kaur and Jagjot Singh.

SUNFLOWER PUBLIC SCHOOLFebruary 11th, 2017: SUNFLOWER PUBLIC SCHOOL, Patiala will be organizing a poster making competition. In addition to this, there will be slogan writing, sign boards will be created by students of the schools that will be used for rallies. Movie clips on environmental education and tips to preserve environment will be shown to create awareness among the students. The event will be organized by Jatinder Singh.

 

 

GOVERNMENT COLLEGE OF GIRLSMarch 9th, 2017: GOVERNMENT COLLEGE OF GIRLS, Patiala will be organizing a poster making competition. In addition to this, there will be slogan writing, sign boards will be created by the students. A pledge by the students will be taken in March, 2017 and will be celebrated by Home Science Department. The event will be organized by Barinder Kaur.

 

 

March 19th – March 26th, 2017: A week-long celebration by GURUDWARA SANT KAMALIYE WALE at Patiala

  • March 19th, 2017: Plantation drive
  • March 19th, 2017: Cleanliness drive
  • March 21st, 2017: Simran of “waheguru” for nature, Poem Recitation and sharing of Sakhis and making of sign boards by young children in sangat.
  • March 23rd, 2017: Bicycle Marathon
  • March 23rd, 2017: Special Langar showcasing use of steel Thalis and patal plates in Langar
  • IMG_1560March 24th to March 26th, 2017: Samagam of Gurtagaddi Diwas of Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji. A special lecture will be conducted for creating awareness for environment among the sangat at large scale.

 

 

Thapar UniversityMarch 8th, 2017: Plantation Drive at Thapar University by Paryavaran Welfare Society dedicated to Guru Har Rai Ji for making Mata Dharat liveable and loveable for future generations.

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Amritsar

Khalsa College of Amritsar will be celebrating Sikh Environment Day at their institution with staff and students.


Chandigarh

March 1st, 2017 : Gurudwara Sahib Sec-38 B ,Chandigarh, Time 7:30 – 8:30 pm

  • Katha by Gyani Amrik Singh ji (Chandigarh waley)
  • Ek Tuhi Charitable society

March 9th, 2017 :Gurudwara Sacha Dhan, ph 3b1, Sec-60, SAS Nagar, Mohali. Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

  • Katha by Gyani Amrik Singh ji (Chandigarh waley)
  • Ek Tuhi Charitable society

Gurdwara Kalgidhar Singh Sabha, Phase-4

March 14th, 2017 :Gurdwara Kalgidhar Singh Sabha, Phase-4, Mohali.Time: 3pm – 10pm.

  • Kirtan Samagam.
  • Poster Competition.
  • Organic Food Exhibition.
  • Free distributions of plants.
  • and many more events.
  • Kalgidhar Sewak Jatha & Dharam Parchar Commiteemohalli

 

satnam-sarab-kalyan-trustSatnam Sarab Kalyan Trust

Satnam Sarab Kalyan Trust will be celebrating Sikh environment Day with more than 300 schools and will be planting 3000 trees in their schools.

The Khalas

RIDE FOR LIFE event – Dedicated to Guru Har Rai Ji, organization ” The Khalas” will be conducting a cycle rally from Gurdwara Amb Sahib to Sukhna Lake.

The Khalas


Jalandhar

Steering committee of Jalandhar has planned events with the sikh sangat of Jalandhar in local Gurdwaras and people from other communities

12th March, 2017 : Marathon in Jalandhar
13th March, 2017 : Screening of movie ‘Sangraand’ in Gurdwaras
14th March, 2017: Katha Kirtan Darbar based on Nature Theme in Gurdwara Sahib.


Gurdaspur

Fajupur Sangat is conducting a Gurmat Samangam dedicated to Guru Har Rai Ji on Sikh Environment Day. Plans shared below: 

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Doraha

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Doraha Public School

3rd Annual Flower Show ‘SPRINGFEST’ was organised by Doraha Public School and was inaugurated by Master Agamvir Singh and his parents Mrs. & Mr. Jaspreet Singh ( Vigaas Foundation ). More than 40 varieties of seasonal flowers were put on display.

Agamvir


Bathinda

Village Har Raipur

A massive plantation drive will be conducted by a dedicated group of people at Village Har Raipur, Bathinda. This group will be conducting a cycle rally which will include people from all age groups. They will be carrying plants on cycles to the site where plantation will be done.

Abohar

March 13th, 2017: Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle along with many other Sikh Organizations are celebrating Sikh Environment Day 2017 at Nehru Stadium, Abohar. They are conducting a Flower Show followed by boota prasad. They are also oragnising a Green Hola Mohalla this year.

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Adesh University

Students from Adesh University will be celebrating Sikh Environment Day at their Institution with many physical activities in the premises.


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Nihal Singh Wala

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Anandpur Sahib

Katha by Bhai Paramjit Singh ji Khalsa for one full week of March 14, dedicated to Guru Har Rai Ji and Sikh Environment Day. He will be sharing his views with sangat, wherever he will be holding a katha diwan.


OTHER STATES OF INDIA

 DELHI

Basics Of SikhiTeams of Basics Of Sikhi from various cities will be celebrating Sikh Environment Day by organizing Nukkad Natak, Street Talks, Silent Parchar (Placards), Sharing of Guru Har Rai Ji’s Stories in Kiddie Sangat, Katha by Baljeet Singh ji and Bicycle Rally. The cities being covered are: Varanasi, Delhi – NCR, Bangalore, Ludhiana, Kashmir, Jammu City, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jallandhar, Panipat, Dehradun, Kolkatta, Assam, Shillong, Bhopal, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Chennai, Cochin, Puducherry, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Aurangabad 

Moti Nagar

March 12th, 2017: Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha will be celebrating Sikh Environment Day and conducting the following activities from 10am to 12 pm followed by Langar/ refreshments:

  • Drawing competition – for youngsters upto 18 years
  • Workshop and activities
  • Tree plantation by Sangat

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Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, University Of Delhi (North Campus)

March 19, 2017: Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College is celebrating Sikh Environment Day by holding the series of following events:

  • Green diwaan
  • Rally around the campus
  • Poster Making and salogan writing competition
  • Movie show for students

HARYANA

Panipat

Sikh Sangat from Panipat is celebrating Sikh Environment Day by organizing events for sangat at Gurdwara Sahib

  • Kiddie sangat – March 12th, 2017
  • Green Diwan – gurmat samagam at Gurdwara.

HIMACHAL PRADESH

Dagshai Public School

April 12th, 2017: Dagshai Public School will be celebrating Sikh environment Day 2017 in their school with green diwan and plantation drive by the students.


UTTAR RADESH

Babina

Sikh Sangat from Babina will be conducting a gurmat diwan basd on nature and will be planting a ceremonial tree in the name of Guru Har Rai Ji.


RAJASTHAN

Alwar

Sikh Environment Celebration and participation by an individual KP Singh. He will be spreading the word and making people aware via Posters and stickers for Smagam at Alwar and many other.

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MADHYA PRADESH

Indore

Tavleen FoundationMarch 14th, 2017: Tavleen Foundation from Indore will be organising organic langar in Gurdwara saheb for the health of our future generations. In addition to it, they will be conducting a plantation drive followed by distribution of plants to children and youngsters. They will be sharing the information and spreading the word by distributing flyers.

 

Jabalpur

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KARNATAKA

Bangalore

Bangalore Sikh youth along with Gurdwara Singh Sabha Bengaluru and EcoSikh will be holding the following events for Sikh Environment Day 2017 celebrations

March 12th, 2017: Commentrating Gurgaddi Diwas of Guru Har Rai Ji, Sangat from Bengaluru will be running for Mother Earth. Two Marathons – half (3.8 kms) and full (7.6 kms) starting at 5:45 am from Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Ulsoor.

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March 19th, 2017: Painting/ Colouring Competition for kids will be organized at Gurdwara Sahib in Bengaluru. The children will be enlightened about the environment and harms being done to it nowadays. Also, boota prashad which will contain medicinal plants will be distributed to the sangat.


TAMIIL NADU

Chennai

Chennai team Basics of Sikhi – India and EcoSikh has planned a series a events on account of *SED- 2017* that are as follows:

March 4, 2017, Saturday: *SED Celebration in School*
Presentation session on “Saving mother nature” in *GURU NANAK MAT. HR. SEC. SCHOOL* that will include colouring/drawing competitions, poster making and model making competitions followed by plantation drive.
*Approx 800 Students* will participate in this event.

March 4, 2017, Saturday: *SED Celebration in College*
Powerpoint Presentation session on “Saving mother nature by conserving water, energy using innovative ways” in *GURU NANAK COLLEGE, VELACHERY, CHENNAI* that will include extempore event followed by plantation drive.
*Approx 200 College Students* will participate in this event.

March 11, 2017, Saturday: *Cleanliness Drive around Gurdwara premises*
By Maharaj’s Kirpa, We are planning to have cleanliness drive in and outside the Gurdwara premises which will be taken forward by kids, volunteers and sangat which will be followed by Plantation Drive.


 March 12, 2017, Sunday: *SED Celebration at Gurdwara Sahib* :
Gurdwara Sahib will be hosting a *Green Diwan* in which Gurbani Shabads related to Environment will be recited in the form of kirtan and Guru Har Rai Sahib ji’s message in preserving the environment will be discussed in the form of katha in sangat.

March 12, 2017, Sunday: *Pledge and Buta Prashad:*
A stall for sangat in Gurdwara sahib will be held for motivating people to take pledge of saving environment and also will be offering them buta prashad.

March 12, 2017, Sunday: *Kiddie Sangat Session:*
A drawing competition will bw conducted, showcasing a short movie and saakhis of Guru Har Rai Sahib ji related to environment for kids in Gurdwara sahib premises.


March 18, 2017, Saturday: *Interfaith event*
An Event in which respectable persons from different faith will sit along with the youngsters to find out a common way to save and preserve our mother nature.


ASSAM

Assam – Based on “Balehari Kudrat Vaseya”, Sikh community of North East and Assam will take initiative of planting saplings in Gurdwara complex/cleaning of Gurdwara vicinity & various ideas we will share among kids to save mother Earth.


WEST BENGAL

Kolkatta

February 27th, 2017: A clean up drive in surrounding area of Kolkatta English High School to be conducted by the students of the school. This drive will be organized to sentisize the students for the preservation of planet Earth and protect them and the fututre generations from diseases

March 14th, 2017: Poem recitation competition for Class V and VI at Kolkatta English High School. This competition will be conducted in 4 languages – Hindi, English, Punjabi and Bengali.

March 31st, 2017: Allocation for Class IV students. A topic will be assigned to the students and after 3 minutes of approximate preparation, they will present themselves.



DIASPORA

USA

Arizona

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Guru Gobind Singh Foundation

Teachers of Gurmat school of Guru Gobind Singh Foundation announcing plan to celebrate the Sikh Environment Day on March 19.


UK

Derby

March 18th 2017: Sikhs living in the city of Derby, England UK, will gather on Saturday to plant over 100 tree saplings in the National Forest.

 

Walsal

Baljeet Singh is planning to hold organic langar close to his home aong with Dhillon Organics and Khalsa Ethics


HongKong

The HongKong sangat will celebrate Sikh Environment Day by revisiting the plantations done in the past. Last year, this group did a great plantation drive. You can watch the video at this link. – Sikh Environment Day Celebrations HongKong.

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KENYA

Sangat from Kenya under the leadership of Satinder Kaur will be celebrating Sikh Environment Day with great zeal. They have planned growing of organic food as well as teaching kids how to nurture and grow Gurusahib’s lovely food themselves and organically. They have also scheduled an art competition based on Nature theme and will be trying to spread it to other Gurudwaras too. They will the kids make a poster on:

– Being kind to nature is being a Sikh

– I am a Sikh I love save water

– My promise on Sikh environment Day!

For younger kids, a colouring competition on the files shared by EcoSikh with a foot note they fill on what and how they relate to Nature. The best posters will be awarded as well. A local volunteer, Dilraj Singh will be assisting for promotion of recycling in the other Gurudwaras and how to overcome the challenges.


SWEDEN

Stockholm – Celebrations for Health

Organic Langar being organised at 2 Gurdwaras in Stockholm followed by a discussion session by S. Darshan Singh ji

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NEW ZEALAND

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CANADA


AUSTRALIA

 

 

And so many more…