Weekly religious services are held every Sunday to everyone including the registered and non-registered members. A cultural education class (Punjabi School, approved by the Australian Ministry of Education) is also held each week, where children are taught Punjabi language and Sikh history, life/social skills, martial arts, music, dangers of the drug and alcohol use and related topics.
The SGP supports other community involvement initiatives such as:
- Funds collection for the bushfire victims and flood victims,
- Blood donation for the Australian Red Cross,
- Arranging shelter and food for disadvantaged members of the community including the elderly,
- Providing support to new migrants,
- Assisting overseas students in finding accommodation and work, and many more similar initiatives.
Sikh Gurdwara Perth Punjabi School
To keep our offspring’s in touch with our glorious Sikh heritage and Gurbani it is important for them to learn Punjabi (Gurmukhi) language. Guru Granth Sahib is written in Gurmukhi script. Its is important for all the Sikhs to learn Gurmukhi and Punjabi so that we can understand the massage in the Guru Granth Sahib.
The mission is accomplished in two ways:
1. By increasing the vocabulary of the students so that they can communicate better to understand and discuss community related issues. They will then be able to engage in intra-community forums.
2. By providing knowledge of Gurbani through a systematic Gurmat program. The main objective of the Gurmat program is to impart knowledge of the Sikh values through teaching of the Gurbani.
To achieve success, where a dedicated team of volunteers is working hard, parents also play a very big role. We expect parents to help their children to complete the Punjabi school home-work.
## Sikh Band in the annual ANZAC Day parade each year
Sikh Band in the annual ANZAC Day parade each year
The Sikh community of Western Australia has proudly joined in this tradition of paying homage to their forefathers too, because they fought alongside the Australians during both the World Wars.
Since 2005, there has been a Sikh contingent in the Anzac Day march in Perth, comprised of direct descendants of those who fell in Gallipoli and other campaigns. Says Kuljit Kaur Jassal, an ex-Royal Australian Air Force officer, who is one of the organisers of the Sikh complement: ” We also want the Australian public to know that our grandfathers fought alongside their grandfathers in Gallipoli. Not just that, more than 80,000 Sikhs died in the two World Wars as part of the Allied.
The Drum Band was comprised of ten members, seven of them aged between 10 and 15 years. The Drum Major in the WA Sikh Band was Dr Tejinderpal Singh whose great- grandfather, Nanak Singh, fought in Gallipoli. Nanak Singh’s son of Shiv Singh also fought in World War II.
Dr. Singh wore his great-grandfather’s medals when he marched on Anzac Day 2007, as did many others in the contingent.Other band members included young Amarvir Singh (whose great-grandfather fought in Mesopotamia, and grandfather was in the Indian army), and the only female member of the band, Husveena Kaur, (whose maternal grandfather was in the Malaysian Army Reserves and paternal great-grandfather fought in Mesopotamia).
(Source: Sikhchic.com; )
Television coverage of a SIKH Band:
Follow the link below the for the video coverage of the only Sikh Marching band in Australia. Includes a news Bulletin report and the 2007 PERTH ANZAC DAY parade coverage.