Deurne: Gurdwara and Bremweide

Deurne Gurdwara
09 January 2020


Palki Sahib


Sach Khand

Guru Har Rai Sahib Gurdwara
Bisschoppenhoflaan 638B
2100 Deurne – Antwerpen

Bremweide
09 January 2020


From Bisschoppenhoflaan into Bremweide Park


The park has both woodland and meadows


The path behind the buildings along Bisschoppenhoflaan


The Gurdwara seen from the park

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Gent – Ajuinlei – Onderbergen – Sint-Michielsplein

Onderbergen
05 January 2020


Ajuinlei – Book market


Onderbergen – Universiteit Gent – Het Pand


Onderbergen – Universiteit Gent – Het Pand
Sint- Michielskerk


Onderbergen – Universiteit Gent – Het Pand


In between ‘Het Pand’ and the St Michael’s church


Sint-Michielsplein
View towards Korenmarkt

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Gent Be – Kanunnikstraat – Gent Gurdwara

Gent – Kanunnikstraat
05 January 2020


New student housing at the corner of Kanunnikstraat and
Kortrijksepoortstraat

Gent Gurdwara
05 January 2020


Gent Gurdwara – Nishan Sahib (Sikh flag)


First wash you hands, then wash your feet


Corridor leading to divan hall


Akhand path – the readers recite the last pages of the
Guru Granth Sahib


In front left : ‘Ik Ongkar’ the first symbols in the
Guru Granth Sahib

Mata Sahib Kaur Gurdwara
Kortrijksepoortstraat 49B
9000 Gent – Oost-Vlaanderen

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Den Haag – Lijnbaan – Westeinde – Grote Kerk

Lijnbaan
31 December 2019


RandstadRail Tram 4 to Lansingerland-Zoetermeer

Westeinde
31 December 2019


School of the Dutch Reformed Congregation


Westeinde

Grote Kerk
31 December 2019


Riviervismarkt


Rond de Grote Kerk – Tracks for Tram 16


Rond de Grote Kerk

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Almere: Reserved bus route – Den Haag: Gurdwara & Mandir – Monsterstraat

Almere Flevoland
Reserved bus route
29 December 2019


De Gouwen – bus stop near the Almere Gurdwara

Van der Kunststraat – Waldorpstraat
Singh Sabha Gurdwara
Arya Samaj Mandir
30 December 2019


Arya Samaj Mandir & Singh Sabha Gurdwara


Arya Samaj Mandir


Singh Sabha Gurdwara


Singh Sabha Gurdwara

Monsterstraat
31 December 2019


Tracks for Tram 11 to/from Scheveningen Harbour

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Den Haag (NL) – Fruitweg – Wouwermanstraat

Den Haag NL
Fruitweg – Wouwermanstraat
24 December 2019


Dynamostraat Tram stop
Tram 9 to Scheveningen Noord


Dynamostraat Tram stop


Dynamostraat Tram stop


Evangelical church also present in Belgium


Wouwermanstraat Tramstop
Tram 12 to Duindorp


Wouwermanstraat Tramstop
Tram 9 to Scheveningen Noord

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Den Haag (NL)

Den Haag Netherlands
Delftselaan – Krugerlaan Tram 6
24 December 2019


Delftselaan – Tram 6 to Leyenburg


Krugerlaan  – Tram 6 to Leyenburg

Stads Boerderij
City Farm
24 December 2019


Herman Costerstraat


Sheep and goats


Sheep, goats and cattle


Cattle, goats and sheep

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Hindustan Times – Exhibit on Sikhism at Chandigarh church to spread message of brotherhood

Schools from around the tricity have been visiting the exhibition every day, along with hundreds of people across all faiths and walks of life

Rajanbir Singh

Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 25 December 2019. While the country is undergoing ideological division, the churches of Chandigarh are spreading the message of love and brotherhood on Christmas this year.

Epitomising this, an exhibition organised at the Christ the King Cathedral in Sector 19 is sporting an exhibit to celebrate first Sikh master Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary, along with listing out similarities between the two faiths.

Bishop Ignatius Mascarenhas of the Roman Catholic Church, Shimla and Chandigarh Diocese, said, “Christmas has become commercial over the years, but things like wealth and power are transitory. Society is creating more and more divisions these days, but we want to highlight the good in people. Loving others and sharing a sense of brotherhood with everyone is what truly makes an individual happy.”

The exhibit on Sikhism at the Sector 19 church, which as per the attendants has drawn most crowds, congratulates the Sikh community on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. It has an illuminated model of the Golden Temple, and a banner describes the cardinal values of the 10 Sikh gurus and the Guru Granth Sahib.

Brother Laxmikant from Orissa and brother Joy from Kanyakumari explain that before changing things on the outside, internal change is necessary: “The path taken by apostles Zacchaeus and Paul, and their metamorphosis is highlighted in the exhibits and we aimed to make the visitors reflect on their choices.”

The exhibition was inaugurated on December 18 by the chief justice of Punjab and Haryana high court, Ravi Shankar Jha. Schools from around the tricity have been visiting the exhibition every day, along with hundreds of people across all faiths and walks of life.

City markets decked up for festival

All major markets of the city have been elaborately decorated to usher in Christmas. The tallest Christmas tree, at 40 feet, is installed at VR Punjab mall. Sector 17 too has gone all out to celebrate the festival. There is a 32-feet tall Christmas tree in the plaza near Neelam theatre, and the surrounding trees have been lit up. A host of cultural activities are taking place at the plaza in the evening.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/chandigarh/exhibit-on-sikhism-at-chandigarh-church-to-spread-message-of-brotherhood/story-VNiM4EXq9KgJ0WXhuH0BOK.html

The Indian Express – Will construct ‘sky-high’ temple of Lord Ram in Ayodhya within 4 months: Amit Shah

New Delhi – India, 16 December 2019. Speaking at a rally in poll-bound Jharkhand’s Pakur district, Amit Shah said, “Supreme Court has given its verdict. Now, within 4 months a sky-high temple of Lord Ram will be built in Ayodhya.”

Bringing to an end a seven-decade legal battle over the title to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court, in its unanimous November 9 verdict, had ruled that the entire disputed land be handed over to a trust to be constituted for construction of a Ram temple and that the Muslim side be given 5 acres at “a suitable prominent place in Ayodhya” for building a mosque.

Later, the court also dismissed a clutch of petitions seeking review of its original judgment. A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, which took up the petitions for consideration in-chamber, said it did “not find any ground… to entertain” them.

Responding to Rahul Gandhi’s jibe on why BJP was raking up the Kashmir issue in Jharkhand, Amit Shah said the Congress leader should first give an account of the development work carried out by his party.

“He (Rahul Gandhi) keeps asking why we mention Kashmir (abrogation of article 370) during our rallies in the state. He is wearing Italian glasses, has no idea that youth from the state shed blood on the borders to protect the country,” Shah said.

The Home Minister also said that it was the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led BJP government that created Jharkhand, and the Narendra Modi dispensation worked for its development after burying Naxalism 20 feet under the earth.

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/ayodhya-ram-temple-amit-shah-jharkhand-6169828/?utm_source=Taboola_Recirculation&utm_medium=RC&utm_campaign=IE

Leuven: Heilige Drievuldigheidscollege – Grote Markt

Heilige Drievuldigheidscollege 
Oude Markt, Leuven
Both my potia go to school here
02 December 2019

Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas) visits the school


Arashdeep Kaur on the left


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Opa Harjinder Singh dancing with Arashdeep’s teacher


Trying to do something complicated that did not quite work !


Opa, Saint Nicholas, Arash’s friend and Arash

Leuven Grote Markt
02 December 2019


Sint-Pieterskerk

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