Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Selling Sahibzadey DVD's at the Gurdwara

Last week, my cousin, Pops, asked the secretary at the Gurdwara if he could sell the Sahibzadey DVD's at the Gurdwara.

The secretary agreed so we went down to the Gurdwara to sell them. We put some posters up near the entrance of the Gurdwara and set out a table with 13 Sahibzadey DVD's that we had (Pops had bought 20 and sold 7 before we went to the Gurdwara).

The secretary asked if he could borrow one of the DVD's to make an announcement upstairs to the Sangat. We gave him one.

During the morning and afternoon we sold about 6 DVD's. When it was time to pack up the secretary came down and asked us how much profit we had made. We told him that we weren't making any profit and that we were selling the DVD for the same price as we had bought them (£6.50). It looked like he didn't believe us.

Then he said that he will be keeping one of the DVD's because he said that the Gurdwara keeps one of items everytime some sells something at the Gurdwara. Figure that out if you can!!??!!

I thought that that was a bit dodgy because I don't think he believed that we weren't making a profit and in my opinion he could have offered more support instead of being suspicious about our intentions.


Mr Singh said...

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.

Its not bolton road gurudwara sahib and it can't be singh sabha gurudwara sahib...

mmm sounds like Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurudwara Sahib...the problem is people have forgotten the concept of seva, just because every act they conduct is done to make a profit, they see other people in that light too.

Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sony said...

Hello Mr Singh,

Thankyou for your comments

Are you in or have you been to the wonderful city of Bradford ...

I don't really want name names because I'm not really into all that.

I'm just checking out your blog so you might find a few comments on there.

Mr Singh said...

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Home is in bradford, but at the moment I live away because of uni. However, every other weekend Im back in beautiful Bradford :)

And nai ji, I didnt want you to name names...its just sad the state our gurudwara committees have got into. And this is not just for one gurudwara, this applies to most of them.

I suppose this is a good example of where we are headed:
Last week the SGPC announced the intention to build a Hi-Tech Museum in Amritsar. This week it has emerged that the likely site for this venture is the sacred Guru-ka-Bagh in the Harimandir complex that was the garden of Guru Arjan Dev ji and the place within which "Barah Mah" was composed.

This sacred space is to be replaced by concrete, killing off the last green area in the complex and causing irreversible damage. The small shrine that commemorates the place that Guru Arjan Dev ji composed "Barah Mah" would also be lost forever.

This is not the first historically important site to be bulldozed and concreted in recent years. The SGPC have previously demonstrated their utter disregard for Sikh Heritage in all its forms by whitewashing, replacing and concreting all manner of sacred monuments and sites.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sony said...

Hi Mr Singh,

It good to hear from another Bradfordian / Bradistani.

It's amazing how much they love concreate in India. They slap it all over the place. They don't really have any concept of conservation or restoration.

They also put Marble everywhere. Marble which is boiling in the summer, slippery when it rains and cold in winter.

I suppose that it is easy to clean though.

Cheers for your thought provoking comments again