Toronto, Canada, 11 March 2013 :: Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle [ GGSSC ] Canada organized a seminar at Rexdale Sikh Spiritual Centre, Toronto on ‘DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN SIKH HOUSEHOLDS!’. The event was not to provide solutions on domestic violence, but to share the doctrine for not letting domestic violence happen within Sikh families. The speakers Dr. Tarnjit Kaur and S. Amarpreet Singh took the attendees through the types of violence’s, the need to avoid these and the possible solutions.
There were different discussions around the following triggers such as:
1- Communication lapse between couples
2- Communication intervention by other relatives
3- Speaking behind the Spouses back
4- Being dishonest & Manipulating about anything
5- Not being fair to each other
6- Treating a spouse as inferior
7- Mistreating spouse’s family & others.
The speakers shared a very simple notion that one should not cut the same branch of the tree you are standing on compared to you should not foreget Sikh Rehat Maryada based on which you are married as a couple. The basic message was to keep gurmat on the forefront as guidance and then address issues based on
“Hoye Ikatar Milo Mere Bhai, Dubidhaa Door Karo Liv Layee”.
The seminar was very interactive with a breakout session and then a panel with questions from women and men. The Congregation praised the efforts of GGSSC- Canada and requested another seminar on parenting in light of gurmat. Even though it was the first seminar on domestic violence by GGSSC. Canada. The seminar was very well planned.
The seminar was organized by GGSSC- Canada under the leadership of Bibi Dr. Tarnjit Kaur- Organizing Secretary for Women’s Wing in Canada, Bibi Binder Kaur – Organizing Secretary for Public Wing and Bibi Sharan Kaur- Organizing Secretary for Academic Services (Youth Wing). The introduction was given by S. Jagdish Singh- National General Secretary & welcomed by S. Amarpreet Singh National President- GGSSC- Canada. Others who attended were-, S. Satnam Singh- President Ontario, S. Jatinder Singh-Secretary Ontario, S. Bir Singh- President-Toronto, S. Parminder Singh- Finance Secretary, S. Ramandeep Singh- Gen Secy Toronto, Bibi Simi Kaur, Bibi Simran Kaur, Bibi Ravinder Kaur, S. Sukhdeep Singh, S.Paramjit Singh- Secy- Guelph Wing,Bibi Ranjit Kaur-Secy of Kirtan & music Waterloo Wing, S. Gursharan Singh- Special initiatives and the youth volunteers. Bibi Sharam Kaur president of Youth Wing did remarkable seva on handling the others children’s while the parents were attending the seminar.
Information was given by Bibi Binder Kaur.