Sikh Missionary Society
Sikh Missionary Society U.K.
In 1969 at the time of quincentenary celebrations of the birth of Guru Nanak, three post graduate teachers working in secondary schools in the county of Kent produced the first publication of "Guru Nanak for children" in September 1969 for free distribution. That was beginning of the Sikh Missionary Society UK.
The aim was to provide an insight into the Sikh religion, culture and history for younger generation through true stories (sakhis) from the lives of the Ten Gurus (Guru Nanak to Guru Gobind Singh 1469-1708). Over the last 49 years (1969 - 2018) many sewadars have worked very hard to achieve this aim. It caters to the needs of not only the Sikh youth, but also the youth and adults of other faiths who want to know about Sikhism. Most of the literature on Sikhism, Sikh History, tradition and culture is supplied free of charge to anyone who is interested in Sikhism. Our other means of fulfilling the mission is by holding Gurmat camps, seminars, Kirtan and Panjabi Classes.
In 1969 with the completion of the purchase of 10 Featherstone Road, Southall, the society moved from Gravesend, Kent, to this renowned 'Panjabi Town' which, together with the surrounding districts, has the largest concentration of Sikhs outside Panjab.
The Aim of the Sikh Missionary Society is the "Advancement of the Sikh faith in the U.K and abroad" which is brought about by various activities:
- To Produce and distribute books on the Sikh Faith in English and Panjabi, and other languages to enlighten the younger generation of Sikhs as well as non-Sikhs.
- To Advise and support young students in schools, colleges and universities on Sikh issues and Sikh traditions. If you belong to an educational institution and would like more information on Sikhism please contact the Resource Centre.
- To Arrange Classes, Lectures, Seminars, Conferences, Gurmat camps and the celebration of Holy Sikh Events.
- To award prizes to children on the basis of their achievement and interest in the field of Sikh Faith and Panjabi Language.
- To make available all Sikh Artefacts, Posters, Literature, Music, Educational Video's, DVD's and Multimedia CD-ROMs
Web Address: www.sikhmissionarysociety.org