New York Gala Cancelled
sikhchic.com received notification last night that the New York Gala scheduled for November 2, 2012 has now been cancelled.
Another date will be set after community consultations.
October 28, 2012
Conversation about this article
1: Manpreet Singh (Hyderabad, India), October 28, 2012, 5:42 AM.
As long as India's reps are not invited again ...!
2: Gurmukh Singh (London, United Kingdom), October 28, 2012, 6:46 AM.
Let us remain sensible about such matters and keep channels of communication open. It all depends on the nature of the event. Extreme attitudes will keep the Sikh community divided. There are issues which unite and we have seen some recent examples. Let us focus on these. I have always invited UK Sikh organisations to win over the opposing view through balanced presentation in constitutional language and a mature attitude, if they seek success in any field.
3: Gurteg Singh (New York, USA), October 28, 2012, 9:10 AM.
The crescendo of pleadings and protests from community has finally culminated, literally and figuratively, into a deadly hurricane, eventually forcing Teji Bindra to cancel this selfish, insensitive and ill advised venture.
4: Amitoj Singh (New Jersey, USA ), October 28, 2012, 4:23 PM.
Call me an "extremist," "fanatic" or whatever you would like, but I have always been against some of what happens at this "festival." Promoting alcohol, or songs that promote alcohol, and a general environment of the like, has no value to Sikhi. Again, I am not being an "extremist" or "fanatic" and in no way am I "judging" anyone for drinking alcohol or doing any sort of drugs. These things should just not occur in the context of Sikhi. They can be done in someone's private life but definitely do not have to be under the banner of Sikhi.
5: Sangat Singh (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), October 28, 2012, 7:13 PM.
Once a Sikh, while plastering his wall, accidently soiled Guru Gobind Singh Ji's robe. The Guru said: any one who will slap him will be blessed. The story goes: at this, each person present quickly lined up, ready and willing, for his turn to slap the man. Then the Guru said: "He who gives this Sikh the hand of his daughter, will be blessed." At this, all of them quietly slipped away, without saying a word. To cut the story short, now that we have had the 'pound of flesh', and the lesson imparted by the righteous sangat, can we please welcome Teji back in magnanimous Sikhi fashion? "bhulan andar sabh ko abhul guruo kartar". Who is now ready to throw the first rose petal?
6: T. Sher Singh / EDITOR, sikhchic.com (Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada), October 28, 2012, 9:40 PM.
Dear S. Sangat Singh ji: As always, your comment is a wise one and an important reminder for all of us. Teji has indeed paid heed to the community's concerns and we are grateful to him for it. Now, we should all join hands together and ensure that the annual event gets back on track and is even more successful than ever before. In the spirit that Teji has taken our concerns and the alacrity with which he has responded, I believe it is time to close the current, ongoing conversations on this topic. Accordingly, no further comments will be posted on this and related articles.