Gurmat Sangeet Workshop attracts students in Wellington

Manjit Grewal
Wellington, October 21, 2018
The Second Annual Gurmat Sangeet Workshop was held at the Wellington Gurudwara Sahib from October 6 to October 13, 2018.
About 40 students ranging from the age of 6 to 50 participated in the Workshop conducted by Manjit Singh and Daljit Kaur of Auckland along with Bhai Dalbir Singh, resident Granthi Sahib (Priest) of the Gurudwara Sahib (Sikh Temple).

Participants with their Prizes and Certificates

Aside from the Harmonium (Vaja) and Tabla, students were also taught the Rebab.
The daily Workshops were held from 9 am to 4 pm with langar provided by the Wellington Sangat).
Youth Participation
Among the highlights of the Programme was the Youth Smagam held on the evening of October 13, attended by about 150 people.
Wellington Sikh Society President Nirmal Singh presented Awards and Certificates to all the participants.
Encouraged by the increase in the number of participants this year, Bhai Dalbir Singh plans to conduct two Workshops next year and hopes to attract more students from other ethnic communities.

The Programme included Satsang
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“Communities could be brought together through the teaching and understanding of each other’s music. The Rebab was particularly popular with the students as there was no other place in Wellington where it is being taught or even heard,” he said.
There are about 2000 Sikhs in Wellington and services at the Gurudwara Sahib are conducted two times a week, including an evening service on Thursdays and a morning service on Sundays.
For more information please call Melvinder Singh or Bhai Dalbir Singh on 022-1696720.

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