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Mr. Narendra Modi: Please ban sardar jokes in public forums and media; national flag to fly half mast as a mark of respect for Guru Gobind Singh when he breathed his last in Nanded on October 7,1708

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Khalsa derived from an Arabic word Khalsah (khaal-saah) means pure and free. Khalsa which literally means “saint soldiers” stands for brotherhood and was officially ordained by tenth Sikh Guru; Guru Gobind Singh to propagate universal brotherhood among all the beings by making everyone equal irrespective of their caste, creed and religion backed by ethical and spiritual values. Khalsa was formed as a pure sangat was first termed by Guru Hargobind as “Guru ka Khalsa” to signify the purity of people to defend themselves against the injustice on common man due to casteism or to defend against the atrocities of the Mughal empire. Khalsa comprises the Five Ks: Kesh (uncut hair especially on head and face), Kanga or a comb which signifies cleanliness of wholesome thoughts, Kara - An iron bracelet which signifies to defend the weak including women’s dignity and honour while promoting peace and harmony among all, Kacchera – a  pair of special cotton underwear signifies purity of character and morality and finally Kirpan- a dagger to defend oneself against attack and signifies fight against injustice.

Khalsa derived from an Arabic word Khalsah (khaal-saah) means pure and free. Khalsa which literally means “saint soldiers” stands for brotherhood and was officially ordained by tenth Sikh Guru; Guru Gobind Singh to propagate universal brotherhood among all the beings by making everyone equal irrespective of their caste, creed and religion backed by ethical and spiritual values. Khalsa was formed as a pure sangat was first termed by Guru Hargobind as “Guru ka Khalsa” to signify the purity of people to defend themselves against the injustice on common man due to casteism or to defend against the atrocities of the Mughal empire.

Khalsa comprises the Five Ks: Kesh (uncut hair especially on head and face), Kanga or a comb which signifies cleanliness of wholesome thoughts, Kara - An iron bracelet which signifies to defend the weak including women’s dignity and honour while promoting peace and harmony among all, Kacchera – a  pair of special cotton underwear signifies purity of character and morality and finally Kirpan- a dagger to defend oneself against attack and signifies fight against injustice.

Guru Gobind Singh, the founder of Khalsa who sacrificed his life to defend humanity, promote brotherhood among men and women; epitomises courage and integrity and shall forever remain one of the greatest saints and humanitarians to be born in this world. Sardar jokes not only demean all the Sikh Gurus especially Guru Gobind Singh but the very the essence of Khalsa and universal brotherhood. Guru Gobind Singhji will remain one of the greatest inspirations for humanity and we must respect his legacy by banning Sardar jokes and make national flag half mast on October 7 to mourn his physical death in Nanded in 1708.

 

 

 

 



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