Newsletter – November 2008

News Letter – November 2008

From: Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney (International President)

Gurpurab Celebration at Rashtrapati Bhawan
13th November, 2008

World Punjabi Organisation celebrated Shri. Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday in the precincts of Rashtrapati Bhawan on 13th November, 2008. This is the second time that the Gurpurab was celebrated at Rashtrapati Bhawan, earlier celebrations being held in 2005.

Floral tribute was paid at the portrait of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji by Vice President Dr. Hamid Ansari and President Smt. Pratibha Patil ji. Siropa and a portrait of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji was presented to the President by Vikramjit Singh Sahney, Padma Shri, International President WPO and Office Bearers of WPO namely Sr. B.S. Chadha-Vice President WPO, Sr. B.S. Kakar- Chairman Intl. Affaris, Sr. B.S. Anand-Chairman National Affairs & Sr. Amrit Singh Thapar-Hony. Secy General.

In his introductory address, Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney brought out various aspects of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s life and his teachings. He emphasized that Guru Nanak Dev ji was a true symbol of universal brotherhood. For him there was only one God who is eternal and timeless. For all religions the goal is the same but the path to it may be different. For him there was no cast and creed. He started the practice of “Community Kitchen” where every one irrespective of his status or cast sat together to par take “Guru ka Langar”.

nov08-1Gurbani Kirtan in his melodious and captivating voice was recited by ragi jatha of Bhai Jasbir Singh of Ponta Sahib wale. The elite gathering engrossed in deep thought thoroughly enjoyed the gurbani recital.At the conclusion of the Gurbani recital, Ragis were honored with a memento by the Hon’ble President. Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney was also honored by the President on this occasion.Refreshment at the end of the function was organized for the august gathering. 


Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney, International President WPO, Sr. Santokh Singh Chawla Sr. Vice President, Sr. B.S. Kakar-Chairman Intl. Affaris, Sr. B.S. Chadha- Vice President and Sr. B.S. Anand-Chairman National Affairs WPO

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Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney, International President WPO honoring The President Smt. Pratibha Patil ji with a seropa, Sr. B.S. Chadha-Vice President WPO, Sr. B.S. Anand-Chairman National Affairs and Sr. B.S. Kakar-Chairman Intl. Affairs

nov08-3Office Bearers of WPO presenting Portrait of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to The Hon’ble President Smt. Pratibha Patil Ji.


Gurpurab Celebration at Rashtrapati Bhawan
13th November, 2008

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Hon’ble President Smt. Pratibha Patil ji honoring Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney, Padma Shri – International President WPO

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