New Ministers Ordained in August
Two new Ministers were ordained in August 2023: SS Inderpal Singh Bola of Berkshire, UK and SS Manjot Singh Khalsa of Gotland, Sweden. Inderpal Singh took his vows in-person at the European Yoga Festival in France, on August 12. Manjot Singh was ordained at his beautiful new home Gurdwara in a Virtual Vows ceremony on August 27.
These new Sikh Dharma Ministers were ordained in the presence of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. SS Sukhdev Kaur Khalsa of Estonia performed the vows and oath of a Sikh Dharma International Minister for Inderpal Singh, at the direction of the Secretary of Religion. SS Dr. Sat Kaur Khalsa, Secretary of Religion, performed the vows and oath of a Sikh Dharma International Minister for Manjot Singh.
SS Inderpal Singh Bola of Berkshire, UK was born and raised as a Sikh, and took Amrit in 2013, at Soho Road Gurdwara in Birmingham, UK. He completed KRI Level II teacher training the same year, under the tutelage of SS Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa of Portugal. He serves as a regular sevadar at Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara (one of the UK’s largest gurdwaras), and has served as a coordinator at both the Great British Kundalini Yoga Festival gurdwara and the European Yoga Festival gurdwara since 2020. He is a chartered accountant, and received his MSc. in International Business from the University of London in 2004.
SS Manjot Singh Khalsa of Gotland, Sweden began living as a Sikh in 2011, and received Amrit at Summer Solstice 2015. He established the first gurdwara on the island of Gotland in the summer of 2023. He is the founder of Radikal Yoga, where he teaches Kundalini Yoga and meditation and offers sacred sound experiences.
He currently serves as the Executive Director of the SSSC Office of Ethics & Professional Standards, as well as on the board of Sikh Dharma International.
He lives on the island of Gotland on the Baltic Sea with his wife and children. His Minister vow ceremony was attended virtually by many family members, friends and colleagues who blessed him on his new path as a Minister of Sikh Dharma. His daughter attended the Siri Guru Granth Sahib as Manjot Singh made his formal vows of ordination.
Siri Guru Granth Sahib Translation Scholarship
MSS Sat Hari Singh Khalsa has committed himself to translating the Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji into German for the first time, and is requesting a scholarship to support these efforts. He has already translated several banis and Shabads into German, including Japji Sahib and Jaap Sahib. Funds donated would go to facilitate source study, proofreading, editorial assistance, preparation for printing, and other aspects of the project.
Click here to watch a video about Sat Hari Singh’s translation of Japji Sahib.
Click here to donate to support this project on GoFundMe.