Gurdwara Sahib (Tehran)
The gurudwara was founded in 1941 by Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Teheran. Religious celebrations include morning and evening prayers,Guru-Ka-Langer every Friday after the Akhand Path. Community services include establishment of a school, teaching of Punjabi and Dharmik (Divinity) forms an integral part of the curriculum. There are about 800 members of the Sikh community in the area.
Address: Avenue Hedayat, Avenue Tonkabon, Opp. Iran Hospital, Post Box 11365-557, Mesjed Henidyah, Teheran (Iran)
Phone: 305 125, 7535025 SCHOOL 7546040/75531183
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Krishna offers prayer at Ganga Sahib Gurdwara in Tehran May 18, 2010 by Naveen Kapoor, ANI Source: www.dailyindia.com
Tehran: External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, presently here on a four-day State visit, paid Obeisance at the lone Ganga Singh Sabha Gurdwara on Sunday.
Interacting with media after performing prayer at the Gurdwara, Krishna said: "I am happy that Sikh community here in Tehran has built this Gurdwara and they have been praying here and they have been involved in trade and other economic activities which bring the two countries nearer".
Krishna described Sikhs living in Iran as "wonderful Ambassadors of India".
"I have learnt that National Day celebrations were held here and I think they are wonderful ambassadors of India in this country , I wish them all well, " he added.
Ganga Singh Sabha Gurdwara was founded in 1941 by Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Teheran.
The Gurdwara also has a school in its vicinity.
Religious celebrations here include morning and evening prayers, Guru-Ka-Langar (free meal) every Friday after the Akhand Path (practice of continuous recitation of Guru's name).
Community services comprising establishment of a school, teaching of Punjabi and Dharmik (Divinity) form an integral part of the curriculum.
There are about 800 members of the Sikh community in the area.
Nurtured for decades by the small Sikh community, the Indian school in Tehran, converted into a Kendriya Vidyalaya in 2004, is now fighting for survival. Running far below capacity and stretched for funds, KV Teheran — one of the three Kendriya Vidyalayas outside India — is waiting for the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to bail it out. Though sources indicate that the school may be given Rs 40 lakh soon, red tape is holding back the grant.
It was in June 2004 that the Indian Embassy took over the Indian Senior Secondary School, set up by expatriate Indians with the help of the Gurudawara Samiti, and handed over its reins to the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. Sources said this move was prompted by the tightening of norms for minority schools and the dwindling number of Indians in the country. With the Indian community finding it difficult to manage the popular school, the embassy stepped in and the Ambassdor himself became Chief Patron.