Open-Day: Syd Uni Sikh Soc Welcomes All!
29 August, 2015
Front Lawn, University of Sydney
Sydney Uni Sikh Society
The Sikhs of the University of Sydney invite you all to our Open-Day stall! Come along to the front lawns for a day of martial arts performances, turban-tying and Punjabi-writing!
Gatka is the traditional martial art of the Sikhs. It is based on the basic principle of unification of the mind, body and spirit in order to become a saint-soldier. Not many people are aware that it is the duty for every Sikh to be trained in self-defence, so that they are able to stand up for - and even give their lives for - others, should the need arise. This is based on the value of selfless service to all fellow human beings. At the time of the finalisation of the religion in the mid-16th Century, the Sikhs were a warrior class, and were made to forever be so!
The turban is part of a Sikh’s uniform, making him/her easily recognisable, so that anyone can approach him/her for help.
The Punjabi language is the mother-tongue of the Sikhs, and in India, is most-commonly written using the beautiful script of ‘Gurmukhi’. Let us teach you how to write your name in Punjabi and keep it as a memory!
Be sure to not miss out on experiencing these ideals in the flesh, in this perfect opportunity to meet new like minded people!