Sikhs Host First Deewan After Hurricane Katrina

September 12, 2005

Source: SikhNet News / United Sikhs!OpenDocument

On September 12, 2005 the United Sikhs reported, "The Sikh community of New Orleans gathered at the Gurudwara President Sumir Kaur's house, where the undamaged Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (the Sikh holy scriptures) has been placed after being retrieved from the hurricane-damaged Gurudwara Sahib New Orleans. Sikhs came to Baton Rouge to attend the deewan (congregation) from cities as far away as Houma, which is 100 miles from Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Walker, and Ponchatoula, to give thanks for their safekeeping and seek solace for the future. Bhai Nachhatar Singh, the Gurudwara Secretary, addressed the congregation during the ceremony, stating 'the unscathed Guru Granth Sahib Ji, our Living Guru, proves that we all have been rescued. On behalf of the entire Sikh community worldwide, we thank the United Sikhs, the team who promptly responded to the Sangat in this time of need.'"