25th Gurmat Camp
28th July to 4rd August 2002
What follows is a press release from the Sikh Times
dated August 8, 2002
for Gurmat Camp 2002...
Nightingales would have been jealous of the performance
given by the children at the Jubilee camp at Chigwell Essex, run by the
Sikh Missionary Society, for a week, the venue was the Guru Gobind Singh
Ji College hidden in this tranqui countryside in acres of greenery, all
the children had a fun filled week packed with keertan, prayer, recital
of Gurbani, lectures by great people such as the likes of Gyani Gurbaksh
Singh Gulshan, who also had the honour of presenting the trophies to the
campers, the children also had the fortune to listen to Dya Singh and his
jatha who is accompanied by great musicians from Australia.
"This Year we had a full team of Group leaders, all of
whom contributed to the success of the camp" said Lilly, one of the camp
"I congratulate the parents children and the Sikh Missionary
Society for holding such an informative camp" - Gyani Gurbaksh Singh Gulshan
Which in turn lead to a far more relaxed tone, contributing
to the success of the camp. Reciting Kirtan in the grounds at sunset, sitting
around a campfire, visiting Chessington were some of the activities the
children enjoyed during the week. Each and every child enjoyed their week
whilst learning the basics of Sikhi to such a level that they can read
the Guru Granth Sahib.
Mohinder Singh Chahal M.A who is the secretary of the
Sikh Missionary Society commented "The Children were very much composed
and had taken heed of the words of wisdom despite their tender years, how
much of this wisdom they will take with them only time will tell, but there
is no doubt that these will be leaders of the future" he said, many parent
would feel proud they made the decision to send the siblings to the Gurmat
Sikh camp. Each group leader was given the opportunity to aware trophies
to three children in their group.