Sikh Cartoon Video Teaches Faith to American Born Sikh Children

June 15, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

On June 15, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Jotsaroop Singh (5yrs) and Anokh Singh (3yrs), brothers from Fremont, California have found a great hero in Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ever since they first watched animated movie 'The Rise of Khalsa.' 'The very first day boys watched this animation 5 times at a stretch!!' smiles mother Jaswinder Kaur. Nowadays Batman, Superman and other imaginary superheroes are a lesser attraction for Sikh kids. It all started with the first animation on Sikh history, 'Sahibzadey: a Saga of Valor and Sacrifice.' Kids around the world have been extremely fascinated with these animated movies on Sikh history. Stickers of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and other warriors are grabbed by children at movie shows as prized possessions. Last year at the Toronto Spinning Wheel Film Festival the audience was spell bound to hear 6 years old Anoop Kaur speak Sahibzadey dialogs in chaste Punjabi. Father Suneet Singh (CEO, Datawind Inc.) shares with joy, 'Anoop Kaur has memorized 80% of the dialogs of Sahibzadey and she can sing all Gurbani Shabads and songs from the movie. These movies are also a great tool to teach Punjabi to western born kids.' For Sukhwinder Singh and his colleagues at Vismaad productions the past year has been the most satisfying period of their lives. 'People tell us of instances about kids deciding not to cut hairs after watching Sahibzadey,' tells a visibly ecstatic Sukhwinder Singh."