North America’s largest Sikh Gurdwara, Ontario Khalsa Darbar is extending an open invitation to all members of the public as it open the doors of the Multimedia Sikh Museum to the public on Sunday, October 10th, 2010 at 2pm.
— North America’s largest Sikh Gurdwara, Ontario Khalsa Darbar is extending an open invitation to all members of the public as it open the doors of the Multimedia Sikh Museum to the public on Sunday, October 10th, 2010 at 2pm. This hi-tech project was spearheaded by Surrey, British Columbia based encyclopaedist, museologist, drug therapist and community activist Dr. Raghbir Singh Bains under the patronage of Baba Sewa Singh Kar Sewa Khadur Sahib, India. The museum provides opportunities for visitors to learn in minute details on Sikhism, the 5th largest religion of the world.
A recipient of Order of British Columbia and many other international prestigious awards for his contribution to humanity, Dr. Bains produced and programmed the Multimedia Sikh Museum using new technology to make it easily accessible and interactive for all.
The museum in Mississauga will cover the Sikh religion, its history, culture and Sikh heritage. It will provide information about Sikh beliefs, ceremonies, customs and traditions. Keeping with the Sikh belief and tradition of “recognize all humanity as one”, this Multimedia Sikh Museum will contain information about various other faiths. The museum will house more than 50,000 pages of text in various languages, thousands of pictures, audio, video and animation which will cater to the needs of students, teachers, preachers, judges and researchers.
The opening ceremony of the museum will be performed by Padam Shri Baba Sewa Singh Kar Sewa Khadur Sahib.
Jasjit Singh Bhullar, President of Ontario Khalsa Darbar said, “the purpose behind setting up the multifaceted museum is to provide information on the Sikh faith and to foster the concept of diversity, promote multiculturalism, and enhance mutual tolerance. The museum will educate the present and future generations about the Sikhs and provide a deeper understanding of the beliefs, history and culture of the Sikhs. The Sikh Museum will certainly have a positive impact on our community and provide excellent learning opportunities.”
Source: Press release distribution via India PRwire
Notes to Editor
Ontario Khalsa Darbar Gurdwara located at the N-W corner of Dixie/Derry in Mississauga was founded in a small trailer at its present location in mid-1970′s and with the support of local congregation has become a major Sikh institution. It provides services to thousands of visitors every day.
Admission to the guided tour of the Multimedia Sikh Museum will always be free for visitors.
Date: Sunday, October 10th, 2010
Location: Ontario Khalsa Darbar
7080 Dixie Rd., Mississauga, ON
For more information, please contact:
Harbans Singh (General Secretary, Ontario Khalsa Darbar) (L) 416-804-1999
Jasjit Singh Bhullar (President, Ontario Khalsa Darbar) (L) 416-659-8166