sikh lamp lighting
sikh lamp lighting

India Post News Service

CHICAGO: Sikh Religious Society, Palatine Gurdwara organized a four-day celebration to mark the auspicious occasion of Diwali from Sunday October 23, 2022 to Wednesday, October 26, 2022, in Palatine a Chicago suburb. Diwali was on Monday October 24, 2022 and New year was on Wednesday October 26, 2022. Over 2,000 people attended with beautiful Diyas& some fireworks for display. The sangat came from all over the Midwest/Interstate of Chicago.

The events included deepmala, as well as, katha and kirtan by Bhai Rajinder Singh and Jatha, Bhai Parminderjit Singh and Bhai Inderjit Singh Khalsa.

The daily kirtan was followed by langar seva where hundreds of volunteers, of all age groups, offered their services by serving hot meals to all attendees. This year’s Diwali Seva at the Gurdwara was hosted by Savi Singh Attal & family of Chicago.

Savi Singh’s son Satwant Singh Attal of SRS Palatine Gurdwara (Past President), President Jairam Singh Kahlon and Religious Secretary Tarlochan Singh Multani, acknowledged a few members from the Sikh & Hindu Community for contributing $50,000 towards Repairs/Maintenance of Gurdwara. Donors were Mr. Anoop &AmitaMamtani, Mr. Savi Singh &Rupi Kaur Attal, Mr. Gulzar S. Multani, Mr. Ketu Amin, Mr. Neal Patel and Mr. Prajesh Patel. Palatine Gurdwara needs close to 1,000,000 dollars for repairs and maintenance and will have a Fundraiser in 2023.

SIKH LANGAR
SIKH LANGAR

Rupi Kaur has been crowned Mrs. Illinois American 2022. A mother of two with a full-time corporate job, and a Real Estate Agent, she still manages to get involved in the community and volunteers in many organizations. Her platform is Women’s Empowerment and throughout her reign as Mrs. Illinois American, she will continue her legacy to represent her community, her State, and the Country as a whole.

Sikh Religious Society, a non-profit organization, in Palatine, Illinois was formed in 1974 and its first formal Prakash Divas (the ceremonial acceptance of Guru Granth Sahib {Sikh’s holy scripture/book}) at this new place of worship was celebrated in 1975.  The organization focuses on Sikh religious services, Punjabi language and Kirtan classes. Another focus of this society is on community service, charity and other Non-Profit endeavors, to promote the Punjabi culture and heritage. 

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