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Bhai Fauja Singh

Articles, Stories and Letters remembering the life of Bhai Fauja Singh and others. All material on this website came from the 1978 Spring issue of the "Beads of Truth" Magazine.

Wednesday

Response from the West

When the news of the tragedy first reached us in the United States, the Khalsa Council was in session. It was already the 18th of April, but we immediately stopped our meetings, re­cited Ardas and gathered at Guru Ram Das Ashram to sing Gurbani Kirtan in front of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.

The next day, the Executive Com­mittee of the Khalsa Council elected to send three representatives to Amrit­sar, to participate in the Bhog ceremony of the Akand Path following the deaths of the martyrs. These representatives were Mukhia Singh Sahib Lehri Singh Khalsa, Secretary in Chief for the Eastern Domain, Sardarni Sahiba Sat Kirpal Kaur Khalsa, Assistant Secre­tary General of the Khalsa Council, and Singh Sahib Swami Singh Khalsa. They arrived in Amritsar, India, just as the kirtan and ceremonies were taking place and remained there for two weeks to help in any way that they could; to see that Amarjit Kaur felt our love and support, and that our strong feeling of personal loss and our sense of kin­ship with all our Sikh brothers and sisters there was received, to see what investigations were going on and what efforts were being made to deal with the situation through the channels of the law, to meet with the Sikh leadership and to express our concern that proper action be taken to appre­hend all those responsible for such law­less actions.


M.S.S. Lehri Singh speaks to the sadh sangat, expressing our sorrow at this tra­gedy, expressing our sense of brotherhood with the Khalsa Panth in this moment of loss, and expressing how the departing of these great souls should inspire every Sikh to give more service in their daily lives. To his left is Sardar Gurcharn Singh Tohra, President of the S.G.P.C.


The mass cremation pyre is set.


All that remains are the ashes ... and the spirit and the memory and the inspired example of their lives lived in the highest spirit of Khalsa.

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