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Ammi (Mother)




Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 12, 2013



Satinder Singh Sartaaj is a world-renowned Sikh-Punjabi singer.

Iqbal Singh Mahal is an equally renowned Sikh-Canadian broadcaster and impresario.

Together, they present the following video tribute to mothers ... all mothers, everywhere! ... and motherhood ... in Punjabi.

Please CLICK here for video. We recommend you use the 'maximize' button and view the video on the FULL SCREEN.


May 11, 2013 



Conversation about this article

1: R. Singh (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), May 11, 2013, 2:53 PM.

There's such a beautiful article about mothers by Sardar T. Sher Singh. We can relate to it as mothers from that era were nothing less than divine. Their Sikhi values prepared us for the world and we proudly exhibited our Sikh identity in these foreign lands and flourished economically, socially and spiritually. On the same page we have a link to this video. I have a problem with this backdoor entry of so-called sufis into Sikhism. Let me be clear, I'm not against any religion; but I see this dangerous trend of neo-sufism in Sikhs. The ones who have no credibility, in terms of dedication and commitment, look for an easy way out. These promoters and singers are basically play a small part in a bigger scheme of confusing the uneducated Sikh masses. Technically speaking, the singer is very average; lyrics are almost simple rhyming of words. This site should not lower its level, just to tell us that it's Mother's day tomorrow. Sorry ...

2: T. Sher Singh (Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada), May 11, 2013, 6:36 PM.

I, for one, love the suppleness and malleability of the Punjabi language displayed by these two, and drool with envy and delight as I listen to them.

3: Gurmeet Kaur (Atlanta, Georgia, USA), May 13, 2013, 3:44 PM.

R. Singh ji - I am really surprised to read your comments. Satinder Sartaaj has nothing average about him. He is exceptionally talented in each area: writing, composing and singing. His poetry touches all aspects of human lives in a very sophisticated way and he does not claim to be a singer of Sikh religious songs - so no question arises as to whether he's out to lead or mislead Sikhs. Compare his work with other Punjabi artists out there and then you will see he is truly a "Sartaj" of them all. If Sikhs can sing Hindi songs, perform Bharat Natyam, write articles in the English language, and so on - why can't Sartaaj present Sufi poetry? Especially since Sufi-ism is indeed so close to our values.

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