Sikhi Posters for Awareness

Below are posters I designed for the Sikh Youth Camp that was recently held in Makindu, Kenya. The posters were targeted at youth on what their perceptions are in contrast to what Sikh really is so that they can become more aware of the life of a GurSikh.

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76 Comments

  1. SikhSpeak said,

    October 30, 2006 at 6:51 pm

    Wow Bhaji

    Definetly awakenings and needed posters… Thank you; I always learn or get soemthing everytime I come to your blog, hope you are in better Spirits now, IN out thoughts and prayers…

    Gurfateh and Chardi Kalaa!
    SikhSpeak.Com

  2. singhu said,

    October 31, 2006 at 10:55 am

    Veerjee,

    Could you please send me a email at usdsingh@yahoo.com, I need your email ID to seek some urgent help.
    Fathe

  3. Hari Singh said,

    November 1, 2006 at 3:04 am

    Thanks for those beautiful posters. I put one on the bedroom door of my son. He has a sikhi tatto but no dastaar – so i chose your bicep muscle with the khanda and the narration – This may impress the girls but not the Guru!!! I hope the message will sink in deeper into his mind! Many thanks again. Keep up the great work. Although u may not realise but I am sure many Sikhs check your blog several times during the week and find it very useful and motivating as I do.

    Some pictures of Makindo Gurdwara would be very welcome as I have not been there for over 7 years.

  4. Honestly speaking said,

    November 1, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    Honestly speaking, these are the type of advertisements I would see in school hallways to educate children on the negative effects on drug taking or smoking, though they are ‘correct’ in their analysis, I find these posters highly negative and this is not the way to carry on in Sikhi. This is not a military boot camp gentlemen, and neither is Sikhi a disciplinary tool. I’m not saying that these ‘issues’ should not be dabbed into, but this is not the way forward certainly not for a supposed sikh youth camp.

  5. Jasmeet Bansal said,

    November 2, 2006 at 11:50 pm

    Sat Sri Akal bhaji,

    I love these posters. They’re so ‘in your face’ and thats exactly what we need. I was wondering if I could use a few of them but take out the register for Sikh Youth Gurmat week part. Please do let me know if I could. Thanks.

    Gur Fateh!

  6. lakhvir said,

    November 3, 2006 at 6:31 am

    Jasmeet Singh Ji,

    WaheguruJi Ka Khalsa. WaheguruJi Ki Fateh.

    Go right ahead, paji, not a problem at all. If you want the hi-res files of the artworks, let me know so that I can email them to you.

    WaheguruJi Ka Khalsa. WaheguruJi Ki Fateh.

  7. Jasmeet Bansal said,

    November 3, 2006 at 6:37 pm

    that would be awesome bhaji. could u please send them to me @ jsb311@gmail.com thank you

  8. upinder kaur said,

    November 6, 2006 at 11:16 am

    I am really impressed by these posters.Very good job! please keep it up.

  9. Balbir Singh said,

    November 7, 2006 at 7:15 am

    Very nice thought provoking posters.You always do something different.
    Guru Angsang.

  10. niyarakhalsa said,

    November 7, 2006 at 9:09 am

    Veerji ,

    absolutely great work .

    I am also a Designer by profession , every time I come to your blog I feel guilty that I am not using my skills for the right seva . I keep on stealing inspirations from your blog to make now parchar posters etc at bangalore. hope you dont sue me !

  11. Meet Kamal Kaur said,

    November 8, 2006 at 9:48 am

    Dear Veerji,

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa I
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh I

    When I read about you, I found that I am sailing in the same boat. I am a software engineer working in software testing and automation domain in Tata Consultancy Services. My situation is same as yours. My mind is not into what I am doing…My mind is always into Sikhi, Sikhi, Sikhi…Like you, “I keep contemplating an escape and prayerfully beseeching Waheguru to take me away from here and place me in the midst of Panthic seva.”.
    Perhaps our beloved Waheguru would bless us and shower us with seva of Khalsa Panth…I love my Khalsa, I love my Sikh family.
    In today’s time, when so many sikhs are becoming ‘Patit’, it hurts like anything.
    Kindly guide me and lets join hands and do Ardaas before our Waheguru that we realize our ultimate goal of life.
    In anticipation of your reply….

    Regards,
    Meet Kamal Kaur

  12. Parvinder Singh said,

    November 8, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    Awesome Posters !!! Very good job

  13. aman preet singh said,

    November 8, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    Good job…

  14. harkirankaur said,

    November 9, 2006 at 3:08 am

    Awesome poster! I would love to put them on a sikhforum!

  15. harkirankaur said,

    November 9, 2006 at 3:18 am

    Also, I couldn’t find your email adress anywhere on the blog?! Can you please send me the posters too! Thanks, my email adress is – harkiran.kaur@gmail.com

    Thanks

    Harkiran Kaur

  16. Satvir Kaur said,

    November 9, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    Awesome postures! I would like to get them so if you can please send them to my email satvir99@hotmail.com I would like to put them up in our gurdwara langar hall.

    Thanks!

  17. Kanwaljeet Singh said,

    November 9, 2006 at 1:28 pm

    WJKK WJKF,,,
    Veerji bahot hi wagiya gal kahi hai….iven hi prachar hovega hor lokin aiven hi sikh banange….sade kol prachar di kami hai aur aiven hi asin prachar kkarna haiga…..excellent veerji…go ahead..

  18. November 9, 2006 at 3:56 pm

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh
    Awesome work!
    This is my first visit to your blog..thanks to Harkiran Bhanji.
    May Guru continue to bless you with Sewa and Simran & Gursikhi Jeewan!
    Please e-mail me the posters too at satsantokhvichaaro@yahoo.com
    Akaal Sahai!

  19. sukhjot kaur said,

    November 12, 2006 at 2:38 am

    extermely thoughtprovoking and amazing posters. Waheguru Ang Sang.

  20. Davinderpal Singh said,

    November 15, 2006 at 3:40 am

    Awesome work was anyone sucessful in printing them and putting them up somewhere the youth can see?

  21. Dayajot Kaur said,

    November 16, 2006 at 3:55 am

    This is beatifully put. And crucially needed. And not just for the youth, but for all of us. I know many sikhs who shame our faith everyday – they find nothing wrong in ignoring who they are, thinking they honour our faith with tatoos, shaving their kesh and ditching dastars and yet call themselves sikh,.yet they chose to get into things like porn, lose their virginty before marriage, drinking, drugs, cheating on their wives/gfs/husbands/bfs, they ignore or abandon their culture, then go for those who will give them attention instead of faighting to improve what they don’t like. They wind up mixing with ppl who drink and smoke, etc. Additionally sometimes the people who give them attention also soemtimes work to shame them and our faith. For example, a hindu convert who has only what she concieves as knowledge of india and it’s cultures and relgions, thinking nothing of flirting with desis, then goes forth making comments in groups about making a new religion off Gguru Nanak Ji. We face so much falseness. And we need to do so much. And learn so much. Gur fateh. 🙂

  22. jaspreet said,

    November 21, 2006 at 6:55 am

    These r the one of the best posters i hav received. but there ios no use of sending these posters until the youth dont take it seriously. youth should see that wat kind of bringing they hav got and wat their culture is wat their param pita guru gobind singh has done for his religion. until and unless the people are not aware they don’t take it seriously there is no use of sending these posters

  23. Preet said,

    November 24, 2006 at 1:42 pm

    Excellent stuff!

    I live in London’s good ‘ol East End – Vaisakhi here is quite the celebration……it mainly involves cruisin in your (dad’s) BMW on Ilford Lane (which is Englands answer to Little India) with orange Khalsa flags hanging from the windows (the bigger the better). Oh and don’t forget to wear your bling with the Khanda ‘logo’ on it and the matching orange Khanda cap and vest (gota make sure everyone can see the Khanda tattoo). Not to worry about the rest, there’ll be plenty of booze!
    This is not a joke, this is exactly how it goes!

  24. November 25, 2006 at 5:34 pm

    A great work by you. We really need such posters to inspire the youth of today. Can you make some generalized posters not relating to the Gurmat Camp; posters which spread the real message of Guru. Such posters would be helpful in spreading the message of Sikhism and the importance of Dastaar to the youth.

    Keep up the good work!

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

  25. shinda said,

    December 4, 2006 at 3:03 am

    These have got to be some of the most impressive posters I’ve seen in a while. They don’t pull any punches and are sure to create some good dialog amongst the Sangat.

  26. singh said,

    December 4, 2006 at 6:01 am

    vjkk vjkf
    the posters are amazing could you please email me high-resolution copies
    on babbartothemax@hotmail.com for weekly gurmat camps etc.
    vjkk vjkf

  27. AMARJEET SINGH said,

    December 6, 2006 at 9:27 am

    VEERJI SAB TO PEHLA EHNAA SARIYA NU DASO KI EH PUNJABI WICH GAL KARAN KYONKI EH MAIL V APNI PHASHA WICH NAHI BHAG RAHEY BAKI SAB TO WADIYA GAL EH LAGI KI TUSI BAHUT WADIYA UPRAALA KAR RAHO HO KI SIKHAN NU SAHI RASTE PA RAHO HO JO KI BAHUT WADA KARAG HAI BAKI TUHANU AGAR MERI GALLAN ACHIYAAN LAGEYAA TA MAINU JAWAAB JAROOR DENA

  28. amandeep singh said,

    December 17, 2006 at 11:56 am

    excellent idea for todays generation…they dont even know about lord of lords maharaj shri guru gobind singh ji but wear the khanda because it looks very good and poses a masculine look

  29. Proud (SIKH) said,

    December 17, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    Amazing posters………I wish I had a big size for it so I can print it and hang it in the local gurudwara…..if the owner is reading this……..please give me large sizes of these posters….thank you for such a wonderful blog.

  30. KamalPreet said,

    December 19, 2006 at 1:01 am

    wow…Great poster

  31. GrenadeSingh said,

    January 9, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    very well done.

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!!

  32. harpreet kaur said,

    January 10, 2007 at 6:51 am

    sat sri akal,
    very nice awesome work.This is my first visit to this blog.i would like to get them.can u pls send me these posters.
    Eh posters show kar rahe ne ki tusi apne dharam nu kitna pyaar karde ho.
    our community needs the people like u.
    waheguru ji da khalsa waheguru ji di fateh

  33. jaspreet kaur said,

    January 17, 2007 at 4:11 am

    SSA ji,

    Can you create some posters regarding drinking, smoking and sex before marriage (importance of remaing modest and virgin)? I notice a lot of girls who claim to be sikh actually go around whores these days totally giving the wrong impression of Sikh females. We need some posters to raise awareness that these things are not right.

    waheguru ji da khalsa waheguru ji di fateh

  34. Sadhu Singh said,

    February 7, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    Highly inspiring and motivational posters. There is a need to make concerted efforts to spread the message of Shri Guru anak Dev ji Maharaj – Internbational brotherhood, equality to all, dignity to all, service to the humanity, seva and simiran. The world today badly need teachings of the Great Guru, but firstly, we sikhs need to update our knowledge of sikhism, 90% people in the villages eben don’t know the names of all the 10 gurus. There is a need to make a plan, a strategy, an action plan to educate our sikhs rearding the universality of sikhism. Great thinkers have lauded, admired and praised the sikhim. I would like to quote one of the greatest philosophers, Mr Bertrand Russel. He was not an atheist, but he did not spare any religion of the world. He had condemned all the religions, but when he was asked about Sikhism, this great scholar spoke in great reverence and said that after the devastation of third world war, sikhism and SGGS will guide the survived humanity, One learned person asked him that you speak with such confidence, then wahy sikhsm and SGGS cannot stop third world war. He said, that SGGS and its teachings are capable of avoiding 3rd world war, but I cannot spare sikhs whose responsibility it was to spread the message of Guru Nanak to the entire humanity. There are similar such views by another great thinkers about sikhism, but we sikhs don’t know our religion and its relevance to its true nature. I would like to invite views of sikhs on my mail id. sekhonskinners@gmail.com.

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh.

  35. Daljit Singh said,

    February 15, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh.

    Great work u r doing paaji, keep it up. Inspiring ppl via ur posters is a very gud thing. I too, am in the same boat & have the same mission as ur’s.

    Here is 1 article I’d love for any 1 to read & get involved in the “Akal Purakh Ke Fauz”.

    This article is doing wonders here in India, Malaysia & USA. Please evey 1 do the seva of further distributing the same.

    http://www.4shared.com/file/10658542/caf4a0aa/Taking_amrit_is_Imp.html

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh.

  36. Kaur said,

    March 5, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Waheguru Ji Ki Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,

    I feel I have to respectfully express that I was quite saddened to read these posters. I absolutely commend and appreciate your creativity and marketing skills here, but deeply feel that Guruji’s teachings WERE and ARE in fact about the Inside First.
    Wearing a Khanda may not make you Sikh, neither a tatoo, BUT neither does simply taking Amrit, wearing a Kirpan or a Dastaar.
    A ‘Sikh’ is a learner – true to oneself.
    Guruji has said it over and over, one has to learn of oneself

    “aap beechaaray so gi-aanee ho-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o. ”
    One who contemplates his own self is truly wise. ||1||Pause|| pg. 152 SGGS Ji

    Forgive me for my short comings in understanding, but as I have listened to Guruji speak, I feel they have said over and over that it IS within You.

    Wearing a Dastaar is integral to the Sikh Khalsa. But Guruji has said,

    “alhu gaib sagal ghat bheetar hirdai layho bichaaree.
    hindoo turak duhoo-aN meh aykai kahai kabeer pukaaree. ||3||7||29||”
    Allah is hidden in every heart; reflect upon this in your mind.
    The One Lord is within both Hindu and Muslim; Kabeer proclaims this out loud.pg. 483 SGGS Ji

    The same ‘God’ is within all of us, whether we wear a dastaar or not. You will not make a Sikh out of a person until they share This belief – this Teaching of Guruji. And it is This Teaching that allows for ANY Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Buddist, Jew – to potentially be a Sikh – believing in Ek Onkar in ALL.

    You will not make a Sikh out of a person by simply placing a cloth on their head….that cloth has to become their life. A symbol of their responsibility, respect and duty to Humanity and their ‘Life’ and Head to the Guru, Ek Onkar.

    I challenge you. In this day and age, where militarism is being sold in all countries – all using similar schemes. Telling you that you will only be good enough once you take a step into a certain group – I challenge you to live up to the teaching of our Gurus.
    Create such posters that make one reflect on themselves – make one look for the LOVE inside them. Question their judgements, predjudices and commitment to ALL of humanity.
    Start to instill the word of Guruji – through thought provoking questions. Use the Logic that our Gurus used.
    Don’t try to Convince – you don’t need to Convince people when using the Shabadh Guru. Truth is unshakable and a Gift by the Grace of Guruji.

    The Khalsa wasn’t Created from the Outside in – it was created from the INSIDE OUT.
    Use your posters to speak to the Inside – don’t take the easy way out.

    Even when batteling the armies, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji only ever fought with Compassion.

    So speak from that place of love and compassion.

    Forgive me if I have offended or upset anyone. If these thoughts are lost, I can only beg of Guruji to guide me from this darkness to the light.

    all comments are welcomed: forlovepeaceandhumanity@gmail.com

    Satnam

  37. Kaur said,

    March 5, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Waheguru Ji Ki Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,

    I feel I have to respectfully express that I was quite saddened to read these posters. I absolutely commend and appreciate your creativity and marketing skills here, but deeply feel that Guruji’s teachings WERE and ARE in fact about the Inside First.
    Wearing a Khanda may not make you Sikh, neither a tatoo, BUT neither does simply taking Amrit, wearing a Kirpan or a Dastaar.
    A ‘Sikh’ is a learner – true to oneself.
    Guruji has said it over and over, one has to learn of oneself

    “aap beechaaray so gi-aanee ho-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o. ”
    One who contemplates his own self is truly wise. ||1||Pause|| pg. 152 SGGS Ji

    Forgive me for my short comings in understanding, but as I have listened to Guruji speak, I feel they have said over and over that it IS within You.

    Wearing a Dastaar is integral to the Sikh Khalsa. But Guruji has said,

    “alhu gaib sagal ghat bheetar hirdai layho bichaaree.
    hindoo turak duhoo-aN meh aykai kahai kabeer pukaaree. ||3||7||29||”
    Allah is hidden in every heart; reflect upon this in your mind.
    The One Lord is within both Hindu and Muslim; Kabeer proclaims this out loud.pg. 483 SGGS Ji

    The same ‘God’ is within all of us, whether we wear a dastaar or not. You will not make a Sikh out of a person until they share This belief – this Teaching of Guruji. And it is This Teaching that allows for ANY Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Buddist, Jew – to potentially be a Sikh – believing in Ek Onkar in ALL.

    You will not make a Sikh out of a person by simply placing a cloth on their head….that cloth has to become their life. A symbol of their responsibility, respect and duty to Humanity and their ‘Life’ and Head to the Guru, Ek Onkar.

    I challenge you. In this day and age, where militarism is being sold in all countries – all using similar schemes. Telling you that you will only be good enough once you take a step into a certain group – I challenge you to live up to the teaching of our Gurus.
    Create such posters that make one reflect on themselves – make one look for the LOVE inside them. Question their judgements, predjudices and commitment to ALL of humanity.
    Start to instill the word of Guruji – through thought provoking questions. Use the Logic that our Gurus used.
    Don’t try to Convince – you don’t need to Convince people when using the Shabadh Guru. Truth is unshakable and a Gift by the Grace of Guruji.

    The Khalsa wasn’t Created from the Outside in – it was created from the INSIDE OUT.
    Use your posters to speak to the Inside – don’t take the easy way out.

    Even when batteling the armies, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji only ever fought with Compassion.

    So speak from that place of love and compassion.

    Forgive me if I have offended or upset anyone. If these thoughts are lost, I can only beg of Guruji to guide me from this darkness to the light.

    all comments are welcomed: forlovepeaceandhumanity@gmail.com

    Satnam

  38. Manjit Singh said,

    March 15, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    gREAT POSTERS. PICTURES ARE VERY IMPRESSIVE. THEY SOUND LITTLE PREACHY AND i WISH ALL THE STATEMENTS COULD BE CHANGED TO INDIVIDUAL QuESTIoNS LIkE:

    hOW dOES WEARING kHANDA cHAIN OR tATOO mAKE ME A sIKH?
    iS BASEBALL CAP REALLY A gIFT FROM THe gURU?
    wHY tAKE aMRIT?
    wHY BE a vEGeTARIAN sIKH?

    (AFTERALL a sIKH MEANS A sEEKER AND THE SEEKING SHoULD BE LEFT TO TEH iNDIVIDUALS IN THE fORM OF qUESTIONS)

  39. Gurpreet said,

    March 21, 2007 at 7:26 am

    Beautiful posters………

    next step is to distribute these among ol the Gurudwara in the world …….

    we need efforts

  40. Gurjot Singh said,

    March 21, 2007 at 7:39 am

    Gur Fateh ji,
    Ultimate posters…I just wanted to know if I can edit the info at the bottom???or maybe u can edit it for us???

  41. Jasmeet Singh said,

    April 2, 2007 at 12:53 am

    Veerji,

    Gurfateh!

    We have got a youth camp coming on 14th April in Sydney, AUS. I would like to use these posters. Please let me know if its ok.

    Fateh!,

    Jasmeet

  42. Tajinder singh said,

    August 31, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    I think some of these posters are very good especially the tattoo one and the khanda chain one. Some are very ‘ in your face’ ” im not ready for amrit” if a sikh says that its not a excuse…. sikhi is not about force and intimidation. We find the true Guru from our own heart and at our own will. Drilling things into someones head does not make them become a sikh at heart. I can see the point of the posters as there are many so called ‘singhs’ and the message is innocent but it sounds like a recruitment agency for the army. I may not be a good sikh cos i have cut hair but to all the sikhs stay proud and teach ur children or brothers the true way of sikhi. wahe guru ji ka khalsa wahe guru ji ki fateh.

  43. Kaur said,

    September 15, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    Amazing posters, but I do agree with some of the messages here. Try not to be too forceful or intimidating for that can very likely be a turn off to many Sikhs trying to learn. Still, I really do like all of the posters and it’s a great message you’re sending!!

  44. jasmine said,

    September 17, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    sat shri akal,
    how do you sign up for the sikh youth gurmat week??…..is it also going to be in 2007…if so can you please contact me and tell em how is it i can sign up.
    sat shri akal….and thnaks

  45. September 28, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    I believe the postes are beautiful. Can I get high resolution copies at my e-mail address. I also find that website listed in the posters http://www.isikh.org is for sale? Are you so much short of cash, that you are selling a valuable resource????
    Gur Fateh

  46. Matt said,

    November 25, 2007 at 3:35 am

    I must disagree with the first two with the tattoo and the necklace. The Guru prescribed the turban so that it may be an outward sign of being a Sikh. Why not have more than one way of screaming to the world “I”M A SIKH!”? I can’t see a reason why not to do so.

  47. Anand Deep Singh said,

    December 5, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    Gur Fateh Veer Ji

    U R amazing personality…. Your poster is too good. tell me more about your creativity. I am web designer want to do same. Joined a group sikhisidak.com needs your graphic help in creativity . How u got the power of same

  48. Simrat Kaur said,

    January 8, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Thanks a lot Paji, I have had many argues with my dad who cutz darhi, and all he sayz is “I’m sikh inside” I hope he’ll stop cutting his darhi… I really don’t know how I can explain to him that “outside” matters too.. so any helpz? ak47.wali_siimrat@hotmail.com
    keep up the good work<3

  49. m.banerjee said,

    January 14, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    I’m not a Sikh, and I just happened to see the posters when I was surfing. I am extremely impressed with the commitment of those who have designed the posters. I wish someone would do the same for Hindus. Great work!

  50. Gurmeet Kaur said,

    January 18, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Sat Shri Akal veer ji

    I m very much impressed with ur posters… I being a sikh will defiently follow the rules made by our Gurus… Bt veer ji i thng i wannna say, i obseverd many ppl go to gurudwara sahab daily.n also do jaap n read gurbani..bt still de use harash language in gurudwara…they only cum for langar.. one incidnce is in my mind,dat wld nt be forgetable … there is one gurl her father in law is pure sikh externaly..means sikh with Gaatra,Turban..bt still he’s not faith ful with our guru.one day he trys to physicaly abuse his daughter in law… veer ji u tell is it rite to do ol dis…afetr listening ol dis…i find amrit beshak nah chakho par..gurua di aven besti nah karo….anyhow dats ol i wanna share with u.. talkin aba poster they are grt… hope u ll countinue makin these kinda stuff.
    changa rabb rakha
    Sat Shri Akal ji

  51. Manjit Kaur said,

    January 22, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    WJKK WJKF
    Dear Veerji,

    This is a great site I just ran into it accidently, and I love it. I was doing researh of Makindu Gurdewara and I found a gold mine. You are doing a great job, it is very imporatant to guide the Gur Sikh youth in the right direction, you are blessed and I know you will carry this project even further. If possible I would like to use these posters in our local punjabli class, of cousre with your permission and if you could send me the links to download too. If i may make a suggestion would it interest you to share your effort with the rest of the Sikh community like maybe submit information for the world to share at may be sikhchic.com.?
    Please keep up the work I may be travelling to Kenya this year and would like meet the sevadars like yourself in the community.

    Ang Sang
    Manjit

  52. Amrinder Kaur Nannan said,

    April 9, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Dear Veerji,

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

    I came across your posters quite by accident but was very impressed with the images and the message that they are conveying. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words….

    I would love to get a copy of the posters both the tattoo one and the necklace one for our gurudwara and Gurmat camp website. Is there any way to order them? Please email me at aknannan@khalsa.com.

    Thank you for your help.

    Gur Fateh,
    Amrinder Kaur

  53. Harjinder Singh said,

    April 14, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    I have a mixed feeling about about these posters.

    They promote sikhi but at the same time i get the messege that they denounce individuality.

    I do cut my hair(never been a sardar),drink on occasion, and eat meat, have tattoos, does this make me a bad person?

    On the other hand I have done gatka for 6 years, performed at numerous nagar kirtans, I donate blood on occasion, donate money to local charities.

    I am who i am, I have strong sikh faith at the same time I am my own individual and do what I like to do.

    I believe that people who force their views of sikhi on others are no better than the people they impose their views on.

  54. jivan said,

    April 27, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    wtf???
    Be free, dont force OTHERS TO DO WAT THEY CANT LIKE AMIRT.its not a joke taking it, so dont use stupid posters like this to promote sikhi.
    ivetook amrit by the way
    tatoos are wrong, but theyre not hurting anyone, al they do is let peple know their a sikh lol

  55. Parminder Singh A. said,

    May 31, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Sri Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa Sri Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh,

    Dear veer ji first of all i would like to say how good your posters are, i’ve been to plenty of gurdwarey in leeds (U.K.) doing camps and classes for young children and your posters are been showed as an example and let me say it is having an effect… in a good way, forget all these negative comments above… because truly they dont kno the real world… take a walk in the park… how many “sikhs” dont know about there sikhi… our sher putter teenagers… girls, smoke, drink, club… sleep thats all they kno, our kuriah “what can i hide from my parents next im with such and such person but my parents wont accept it but he loves me and thats all that matters…” WAKE UP… u myt hear this a lot but how many of you can have a child and let them be tortured for the forcoming generation… would you let your little son and daughter be killed in front of your eyes… could you hear of your mother being taken away, could you hear of your father being beheaded…? YOU AS A PERSON would you leave everything behind for your guru… let me tell you Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee did… your true father is Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee… and our fathers done a lot for us… these posters, yes they are a slap on the face… but like your parents give advice in a harsh way for your own benifit so do these posters… dont reject your frends and family that dont kno anythin about sikhi and think that they are different coz you kno more tell them! teach them all you kno! bring them to the gurdwara instead of a drink in the pub… take some tym out of work for the guru hu made u who you are now… coz without him believe me, you can be nothin… please dont take this as this guy thinks he’s perfect im not… but i dont say im not perfect to carry on doin wrong like some peoples excuses… dont give up… work to keep us alive… coz khalsa will only raaj if we make the khalsa raaj, amrit is truly a big step but if everybody wudnt mind winning the lottery but amrits something far better than that… the person above me shud truly be ashamed of them selves for making a comment like that… in my oppinion… my brothers and sisters amrits the best thing you’ll EVER do in your life… and its not hard… its all within yourself the determination… the motivation if everythings there take that step and give something back to your father hu gave his life for you… if i offended anybody in anyway please forgive me but i have a lot on my chest im 19 and maybe im not as experienced as some but ive seen enough to say what i have said… but i spoke what was in my heart and what i feel is the truth… in the uk neway… take care and please have a think of what is REALLY going on and what we can REALLY do about it

    Sri Wahe Guru Jee Ka Khalsa Sri Wahe Guru Jee Kee Fateh

  56. Sandeep Kaur said,

    June 4, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    WJKK WJKF veer ji thank you for these posters ive shown it to a lot of people who i think were doin wrong including my brother about the tattoo business and guess what he changed his mind! The comment above mine is completly right i agree fully… the body’s we are given arent ours its baba jee’s so if it belongs to him who are we to decide to change what isnt ours.. and about the lads and girls its sooo tru, boys are just lets jump in our flash cars and go check out the girls, and then girls do whateva they can do to keep up with fashion even if that means givin up sikhi… they find a lad which a majority of them wont stick to and still call themselves sikh, our mundey… i heard one of my friends say ” ye my sisters with so and so but its oryt we’re in the 21st century” like i heard it and was discusted i said the centurys might change but our history doesnt our ancestors, killed coz of not converting; 1984 etc… nowadays our kuriah and mundey convert willingly… its tru if somebody doesnt kno about sikhi educate them and tell them… this is what we’re all about… if a dish is empty… fill it… tell them, please… you can get bani translated if you dont understand everything read the translates too… i dont understand everything but when i got the translates i took in so much and believe me its soo deep… scientists worked out that there’s more planets than ours, but in gurbani its says dharti horr parrey horr horr… how did our guru’s already kno that… BELIEVE in our gurus they are tru… and the caste system lets us down a lot… if you stick your hand wide open in the air and count castes with your fingers, keep your hand open and with the same hand hit a wall there’s a good chance your fingers will break… NOW bring all your fingers together into a fist and punch that same wall and your hand will be stronger than what was your fingers… we need to be one… have you realised how when u say satsriakal to our people they reply in english… have you forgotten who you are…? im 14 People my age dont go gurdwara but i see muslim kids goin to the mosque 5 o clock on the dot… why dont sikh parents do that? busy with work i suppose? “awww bacha if you dont vant to go to temple stay home vatch tv” shameful what happened in our history the torture and we repay like that… lets face it majority of sikh people are corrupt… yes we live in the 21st century but dont forget where u’ve come from or what you are… thanks

    WJKK WJKF

  57. jaz said,

    June 7, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    these posters are brilliant,
    it reminds me of the song
    RAXSTAR – FORGET WHAT DIVIDES US
    please listen

  58. Kesri said,

    June 20, 2008 at 2:04 am

    I hope you don’t mind, I put these posters up on my Flikr account, theme of which is Sikh Identity: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26125401@N06/sets/72157605417125544/.

    If it’s not cool, I’ll take them down.

  59. Pinder said,

    July 12, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Agree with Jaz…. the song ‘Forget What Divides Us’ done by the Toronto-based music producer Manpreet Singh and London-based rapper Raxstar is a perfect example of this.

  60. Jasmeet singh said,

    July 26, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Its just Wow…!
    i have no words to express..
    u just rock! its very pleasing to see that someone is really
    workin for the sikh youths, to avoid them gettin too much involved in
    western culture…
    Thanx, it made me feel more proud to be a sikh…!!

  61. mohan singh said,

    August 16, 2008 at 10:24 am

    i have no words to say but i m proud to be a sikh………….

  62. KaraKara said,

    August 29, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    I dislike the posters, although artistically much effort was put into them. You are saying that unless you take Amrit and keep the 5 ‘K’s, you are not Sikh. I strongly disagree. You will appear easily as ‘Sikh’ to others, but only you, the individual, can know in your own mind and heart if you are Sikh. I am a clean shaven Sikh, and I will never let arrogant Khalsa tell me I am anything other, or selectively interpret SGGS to define only Khalsa as Sikh.

  63. Gurpinder said,

    November 26, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Really good, I totally agreed with all of them. Good job.
    😀

  64. Ravinder Singh said,

    December 22, 2008 at 6:24 am

    Waheguruji da khalsa Waheguruji de FATEH

    We should prachaar of our religion. It is our birthright because we are sikh i have full right of prachaar in our country when some illegal anti social elements is interfering in our religion and breaking our religion but we should identify them. We should follow the posters but nobody should misused of these posters as such display above. We should stop that types of wrong prachaar. If a person is full sabat surat sardar he can make tatoo in his shoulders or arms. Because i have no serials or films that shows our religion or our culture khalis according to our family or community and one things understand that “UNITY IS STRENGTH” like Maharaj Ranjit Singh’s time.

  65. maninder said,

    March 25, 2009 at 4:13 am

    I have noticed a lot of youth having dastaars but lining up their daris..ex. Like akshay kumar from the movie. Please make a poster that says “Line yourself, not your dari.” I will be thankful.
    Maninder

  66. Jaswant said,

    April 24, 2009 at 9:00 am

    I was looking some posters for the gurmat camp to be organised shortly by our Sukhmani Jatha. I am happy to see the above posters. The message of the posters are very important for today’s youth sikh. It made me feel more proud to be a sikh. Good job. keep it up…….

  67. Prabhjot Singh Aulakh said,

    April 25, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Thanks veerje you send me this , i wana to share that one of my freind also wear cap but some time he wear dustar also i fwd this to my freinds who wear cap,
    i will be thankful
    Thanx, it made me feel more proud to be a sikh…!

    JO BOLEY SO NIHAL , SAT SRI AKAL

  68. Prabhjot Singh Aulakh said,

    April 25, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Please use Singh and Kaur with u r name. use it and See

    Sorry if i say something wrong.

    JO BOLEY SO NIHAL , SAT SRI AKAL

  69. Amardeep Singh Bindra said,

    July 22, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Waheguru ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru ji Ki Fateh.

    Nire Ishq de tand nahi paye assan
    Charkharian te vi chade hoye haan
    Sir deke jithon di fees lagdi
    Assi ona schoolan de pade hoye haan
    Lok chana vich sada hi rahan tarde
    Assan lahu ander vi laaian taarian ne
    Sanu even ni SARDAR kende
    Sir deke laian SARDARIAN ne.

  70. AMARDEEP SINGH BINDRA said,

    July 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH

    Nire Ishq de tand nahi paye assan
    Charkharian te vi chade hoye haan
    Sir deke jithon di fees lagdi
    Asi ona schoolan de pade hoye haan
    Lok chana vich sada gi rehen tarde
    Asi lahu ander vi laaiyan taarian ne
    Sanu even ni lok SARDAR kende
    Sir deke laiaan SARDARIAN ne.

    I PROUD TO BE A SIKH
    BOLE SO NIHAL SATSRIAKAL

  71. AMARDEEP SINGH BINDRA said,

    July 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I request to all sikh brothers and sisters PLEASE do not cut your hair if you will your hair it mean you will lost the spece in GURU’S home.

    So please be a SABAT SURAT & AMRITDHARI SIKH

    THANK YOU

    BOLE SO NIHAL SATSRIAKAL

  72. November 24, 2009 at 9:41 am

    WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH
    You have done really imaging. In my views i consider a person sikh who has guru’s stamp (Beard and Kase) without these we cannot consider a person sikh.

  73. January 30, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Veerji, I use this images with due credit to your blog. Hope that is ok
    Regards and Gurfateh ji

  74. Simran Kaur said,

    April 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    These posters really hit the nail on the head….Totally straight forward.
    Ive heard all these things before…its sad how many ppl have lost touch with a way of life as beautiful as the kind u get from following in maharajs footsteps.

  75. william briggs said,

    July 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    thank you for this. i was seriously going to get a tattoo of this but each time i put it off and research information on the meaning. i am grateful i did because now i am NOT getting a tattoo after reading this and discovering it would offend people who are much more knowledgeable and practice this then me. this is further proof to me that there is a divine force and all that is required of me is to ask and listen and IT will be revealed


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