Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
A very warm welcome to the University of Leicester Student Union Sikh Society Page! Proud winners of the Student Group Event of the Year 2018 for our Langar on Campus! Langar on Campus also winning the volunteering project award of 2019!
Our society prides itself on being one of the University of Leicester’s oldest religious societies. The University of Leicester’s Sikh society aims to do many things as briefly underlined:
-To create a platform for Sikh students and those who share Sikh values to come together, developing and enhancing knowledge of Sikhism within this.
- For the wider student body and those who are unaware of Sikh beliefs to learn more about the religion through various means such as guest speakers’ intuition.
-To create a family like atmosphere for likeminded students to make friends and enjoy weekly events
-To create a positive impact in the community through charity work
-To foster relationships and close ties with other faith societies to promote diversity as well as greater cultural and religious understanding
Throughout the entirety of the year, the Sikh Society is renowned for hosting some large and highly exciting events throughout the year! From debates and seva with organisations such as MLSS and a mixture of socials fit for many. Here you can learn a bit about the society, the committee, upcoming events and membership.
This year we are planning:
- Interesting and insightful talks into Sikhi explored through various means such as debates, Q&A and guest speakers
- Monthly Seva (selfless service)
- Simran (meditation) sessions
- Socials from learning how to make cha (Indian tea) to ice skating
- Film nights
- And of course – SIKHI WEEK
We also want YOUR suggestions – we will work hard to ensure that you truly enjoy being a part of the Sikh Society!
We are here to simply share the beautiful message of Sikhi- a beautiful faith built upon spreading love, happiness and encouraging selfless actions. We wish to make this society a place full of fun and newfound knowledge. You’ll make lots of new friends and everyone is welcome to be a part of the Leicester Sikh Society family!
In your time at university, you may wish to go to the Gurdwara (Sikh temple) which is not far at all from campus. Below we have listed some Gurdwara’s in a near enough a region to the University and student accommodations:
—Guru Panth Parkash Gurdwara (13-minute walk from campus- the main Gurdwara we visit & use for events), 19 Ashford Road, Leicester, LE2 6AA
—Guru Amar Das Gurdwara, Leicester Sikh Society (11 minute walk from campus), 219-227 Clarendon Park Road, Leicester, LE2 3AN
—Shri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji Gurdwara (24-minute walk from the Village Hub at Oadby Student Village), 48 Kenilworth Drive, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5LG
Membership: £4 per year
Weekly events are on Tuesday at 6pm. Check emails & social media for exact details each week so definitely follow us via our social media links below! If you wish to attend a committee meeting, you are more than welcome but most definitely contact the president, society email or a society member first as committee meeting times and location varies! To make it clear about who to contact regarding any Sikh society events, all our committee names and roles can be found below.
§ President - Balbir Chouhan
§ Secretary- Harvinder Mehat
§ Treasurer- Harsimran Athwal
§ Vice Presidents- Dildeep Sahi & Karandeep Sahi
§ Events Co-ordinators- Amitoj Rai
§ Social Media and Marketing Co-ordinators- Jaskanwar Singh & Veena Kaur
§ Charity and Seva Co-ordinators- Amitoj Rai
§ Sports Co-ordinator - Arun Shergill
If you have any further queries, please get in contact with us through any of our social media platforms by following the links below.
Email: ULsikhsoc@gmail.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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