Sunday, May 14, 2006

Hoodies and Shirts

Please click on the link in the top menu bar, or below

Immortal Shaheedi - still available - $10.00. Please Contact Parm Singh, or Parminder Singh

Saturday, May 13, 2006

A Message To WesternSSA Alumni

Schools done and the summer is finally here!! We hope everyones exams and classes went well and we wish you a fun and safe summer. For those of you returning in the fall we look forward to having you join WesternSSA again. However, every year there are numerous valued members that finish their time at Western and move on, essentially becoming Western and WesternSSA Alumni. This year we would like to maintain contact with those that have over the years done a great amount of seva. Therefore, we ask that if you are not returning to Western next year and would like to stay in touch with WesternSSA as a member and an individual who future generations can look too for guidance, to please submit your contact information for next year. It is asked that you provide your name, number, email and address.

WesternSSA is also looking to keep track of its history starting from the very first exec, nearly a decade ago. Therefore, if you are in contact with any previous execs or members that may be interested in keeping in touch, please forward this message to them.

All information can be sent to us via

Yours Truly, Your Sevadaars
WesternSSA Exec

Friday, May 12, 2006

The Rise of Khalsa

While Sikh Media appears to be growing and increasing in popularity a new frontier has been ventured into by "Vismaad Animated Movies" who have utilized a key tool in the preservation of Sikh History. We encourage everyone to take a helping hand in the sales of the second movie released by Vismaad Productions as it important to preserve the history of the Sikhs, and what better way then to present it to children of all ages through an animated series. For more information please view the press release attached below.



Animated movie “The Rise of Khalsa” has the distinction of being the first ever movie made on legendary Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. The movie is produced by Vismaad; who brought “Sahibzadey: A Saga of Valor & Sacrifice”; the first ever animated movie on Sikh history. When reminded about these firsts Director, Sukhwinder Singh said: “Sewa first. It is Waheguru ji’s grace and Sikh Sangat’s blessings that we are bestowed this great sewa to bring forth our remarkable history”.

Vismaad is an IT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTING COMPANY promoted by three Gursikh IT professionals. Singapore based Bakhtawar Singh says “we realized that contemporary Sikh generations know very little about Sikh history and what better way than animation to meet this objective“. “Sahibzadey” was highly appreciated by Sikh Sangat and gave us courage to embark on our second project “The Rise of Khalsa”.

“The Rise of Khalsa” takes you along Baba Banda Singh ji’s journey from his first meeting with Guru Gobind singh ji at Nanded to conquering of Sirhind. Guruji ordained Babaji to reach Punjab and reorganize the Khalsa forces to put an end to tyranny and injustice.

Recently a Movie preview was shown at Mohali to a select audience comprising Military Generals, Industrialists, Educationists and representatives of various Sikh organizations.

After watching the movie Major General M.S. Kandal (retd) said “An enthralling tribute to a great Sikh General. It’s amazing to watch Baba Banda Singh ji’s military acumen portrayed so well through animation. Well done boys! Keep the good works going!!”

According to Navnit Singh animation is the most effective medium when it comes to teaching History to today’s kids. Why kids? We had even adults calling us to tell how “Sahibzadey” made them ponder over their ignorance about a vibrant Sikh History.

“The Rise of Khalsa” is due for worldwide release on 21-May-06. Premier shows are planned at major cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Fremont, Los Angeles, New York, London and Singapore.

For More Details Please Visit

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Sant Ji's Message To Monas (cut hair)

Baba Jarnail Singh Bhindraanvale's Message to Monas (cut hair)

From Baba jee's lecture in Singh Garj compiled by Bh. NaraiN Singh
Translated by Admin

So, I have a request for all of you who have cut their kesh and beards and have the name "Singh". I put my hands together and ask, 'Please, become my brothers'. And only become my brothers if you think I'm good. If you think I'm a low-life then don't at all become my brothers. If you call me good, then you'll have to keep your kesh and beards, give up liquor and if you call me a low-life, I'll be quiet and sit down and leave you alone.

Ok, those of you who have cut your kesh and beards, am I good or am I a low-life??

No, it won't do to remain quiet like that. Say it out loud.

No, No, just those who have cut beards….

If I'm good, then why don't you listen to me? If you keep your kesh and then I tell you to call me a Sant, or bow to me, then you can get rid of all your hair. Also, you can cut your hair too if I
tell you to oppose the Panth.

It was an old Sikh cry, "Sir Jaavay taa(n) jaavey mayraa Sikhee sidak naa javai" meaning, "If my head goes, then so be it, may my Sikhi faith never leave me."

But now there are two cries: Dharam jaavay taa(n) jaavay, saaDee kursee kitay naa jaavay meaning "Our Faith can go if it must, but our political seat should go nowhere. "

Or those youth who cut their hair and beards also have a cry:

Dharam jaavay taa(n) jaavay, daaRee saaDay moo(n)h tay naa aavay. Meaning, "Our faith can go if it must, but please let no beard come on our faces".

Tell me, if a son does not look like his father, what do you call him? Those of you sitting here with cut beards, do we believe in Dasam Paatshaah? Tell me, do we?

Sangat: Yes, we believe in him.

Well if we believe in him, then are we joining with him? Our Dasam Paatshaah had a kacherra, kirpan in a gatra, a beautiful dastaar, a beautiful Sree Saahib and Sarbloh kaRaa. We have a string type of thing around our necks, what do they call it? RakhRee? I don’t' know what it is. We have a baandar kachee (monkey panties i.e. briefs) and we have no dastaar on our head or beard on our face. How will we call ourselves Guru's Sikhs? How will people call us the sons of our father??

If you want to be sons of your father and my brothers, those of you with cut hair have to keep it after today. And those of you who don't want to be their father's sons, then it's up to you if you want to stay a man or become like women. If you want to be men, then keep it uncut, and if you don’t' want to be men, go to Darbaar Saahib and do ardaas, "Sachay Paatshah! Kill us and make us women. And make the women men." Trade off like this. Then, you'll have no beard on your face, nor will the barber have to sharpen his knife on a worn out leather shoe and rub it on your faces. And then neither would I have to have the headache of saying all this and neither would you feel angry after hearing it.

Oi! Now tell me, are you going to become your father's sons or not?? Why aren't you answering?? Those of you with cut beards, why are you sitting there with your heads down? And it's not going to work out if you don't speak…

Taken From:

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Essay Marathon

Send your essays in to

All essays will be appearing Sikh Sangat Youth Forum

Please indicate whether you would like to remain 'anonymous' or we may use your name.

The prize for this Essay Marathon?

Having the honour of being an inspiration to millions of individuals around the world and spreading the awareness for Sikhi as Seva.
There is no greater prize for a Sikh.

Spread the Love Jio ... It's in us to Give

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Summer is here!...And so are the Brand New WesternSSA and COSS T-Shirts, as well as the new Shaheedi 400 Album...Hurry and place your order, before they are sold out!

Below are some samples, if you are interested in making a purchase please email us at


WesternSSA Shirts are still available...

Mens Singh Shirts are Available in Baby Blue and Womens Kaur Baby-T's are available in Pink. The cost is $20


The first in a series of gear offered by COSS is now available...

The cost of the shirt is currently $10, if you are interested in making a purchase please email your name, address and size to


The new Shaheedi 400 is now available for $15 Canadian. Again, if you are interested please email us via

Mukhon Satnaam Bolda
Reet Khalsay Di
Chamakde Taare
The Legend of Jinda Sukha
Azaad Sherni Bibi Deep Kaur