Nishkam TV Newsletter

Volume 12 | September 2021
ਤਿਲਕ ਜੰਵੂ ਰਾਖਾ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਤਾ ਕਾ ॥ ਕੀਨੋ ਬਡੋ ਕਲੂ ਮਹਿ ਸਾਕਾ ॥
Thilak janjoo rakha prabh taaka. Keeno baddo kaloo meh saka.  
He protected the forehead mark and sacred thread (of the Hindus) which marked a great event in the Iron age. 
ਸਾਧਨ ਹੇਤਿ ਇਤੀ ਜਿਨਿ ਕਰੀ ॥ ਸੀਸੁ ਦੀਆ ਪਰ ਸੀ ਨ ਉਚਰੀ ॥੧੩॥
Saadhan haeth eithee jin karee. Sees dheea par sea n oucharee. 13.  
For the sake of saints, he laid down his head without even a sound. 

ਧਰਮ ਹੇਤਿ ਸਾਕਾ ਜਿਨਿ ਕੀਆ ॥ ਸੀਸੁ ਦੀਆ ਪਰ ਸਿਰਰੁ ਨ ਦੀਆ ॥ 
 Dharam haeth saka jin keyaa. Sees dheea par sirar n dheea. 
For the sake of Dharma, he sacrificed himself. He laid down his head but not his creed. 

ਨਾਟਕ ਚੇਟਕ ਕੀਏ ਕੁਕਾਜਾ ॥ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਲੋਗਨ ਕਹ ਆਵਤ ਲਾਜਾ ॥੧੪॥
Nattak chaatak keyae kukaja. Prabh logan keh avath laja.  
The saints of the Lord abhor the performance of miracles and malpractices and freely accept His Will. 14. 
Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji is remembered for his everlasting presence in Sikh history, and is a symbol of sacrifice and fighting for what is right. Guru Ji illustrated the power of honoring Waheguru in times of pain and struggle, and demonstrated a deep respect for the Lord. On November 11, 1675 Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji was executed in Delhi for not complying to the demand of the Mughals to convert. Hindu pandits had come to Guru Ji asking for help after they were threatened by the Mughals to convert to Islam. After a suggestion from Gobind Rai, Guru Ji made the decision to sacrifice himself for the greater good. This was a turning point in our history, not only because Guru Ji had sacrificed himself, but because Guru Sahib sacrificed himself after being approached by people of another religion. Read More...

Parliament of the World's Religions
Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji’s example of sacrifice and belief in interfaith is also a goal of the “Parliament of the World’s Religions”. The organization was founded in 1993, and is headquartered in Chicago. This organization’s goal is to increase interfaith knowledge in order to promote world peace. 
The 2021 annual meeting will take place in October virtually, and speakers from multiple religions will be present there. Read More...

KhojGurbani
A-Sabad-A-Day
KhojGurbani is an educational nonprofit organization that maintains an online platform at www.khojgurbani.org and a free mobile application available at Apple App Store (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/khojgurbani-media/id1500259149) and Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TWE.KhojGurbani).
KhojGurbani is focused on encouraging Sikhs to at least ONE complete reading and study of the Guru Granth Sahib. This mission is made possible by providing educational material and resources on Sikhi to anyone interested in furthering their understanding of Gurbani, Sikh History and Gurmat Sangeet (Kirtan). KhojGurbani provides resources such as a digital version of the Guru Granth Sahib itself, a large collection of Gurbani Kirtan, and an interactive blog. Read More...
 
Rally to Support Farmer's Protest at Harvard Square, Boston
June 26, 2021
June 26, 2021, marks the completion of the seventh month of farmers' encampments surrounding Delhi against the three anti-farmer laws. It also marks the 46th anniversary of the promulgation of the Emergency by Indira Gandhi, leading to the cessation of civilian rights and arrest of thousands of people and suppression of all opposition. Read More...
The Sikh Associations in America
Dasvandh Network
Dasvandh is a very significant concept in Sikhism. It means to give one-tenth of your earnings towards the betterment of society and was established by the guiding principle “Vand Chakna” (which means to share your earnings) of our First Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Dasvandh Network is circled around this concept. Dasvandh Network (DVN) is an online donating platform, where donors can donate to philanthropic projects all across North America. DVN also provides organizations with the opportunity to start new projects. DVN’s donation network is a non-religious network, meaning that it welcomes any person to help out with a project, not just Sikhs. Read More...
Meet Our Teams
Nishkam TV NEWSLETTER TEAM
12, 13, 15, 16 and 18…No these are not just any numbers. These are the ages of the students on your very own Suneha Team. The team that keeps you informed about everything going on in the Nishkam Tv world and also keeps you connected to the community social, cultural and religious happenings. The Suneha newsletter team comprising of middle school and high school students along with a youth college advisor, not only work every quarter to inform the Sangat in a timely and interesting manner, but also bring connections across the Sikhi world together on this one platform. Harneet Kaur, Riya Mahanta, Agam Kukreja, Simrit Singh, Jasman Padam along with new team members Bhumeet Singh and Jasjot Padam work with advisors Amanpreet Kaur and Simerpreet Kaur to produce the content Read More...
Our New Productions and Releases
During last summer, Nishkam TV held a Virtual Filmmaking camp for kids, in which kids were taught the basics of filmmaking. Six teams participated in this camp, four teams were from Florida, one team from California, and one team from Boston. Each team used the skills they learned in the workshop to create a short film about values and beliefs taught in Sikhism. Two of those six films - The Vaccine and Turbanator are now in post-production stage. They are being edited and will be released soon. This summer, Nishkam TV has also been collaborating with SALDEF (Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund) on a documentary. Read below to find out more about these productions. Read More...
Nishkam TV Website and Newsletter Team

Student Body
Harneet Kaur (Team Lead), Riya Mahanta (Vice Team Lead)
Simrit Kukreja, Agamjot Kukreja, Jasman Padam, Bhumeet Singh, Jasjot Padam

Youth Representative
Tanya Singh

Team Advisors
Simerpreet Kaur, Amanpreet Kaur