Father’s Day Special Assembly At Yorkshire (UK) Bhawan

Father’s Day Special Assembly At Yorkshire (UK) Bhawan

With the Blessings of His Holiness Satguru Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, Yorkshire Nirankari Volunteers organised a special assembly to celebrate Father’s Day and a vision of ‘Unity in Diversity’, within a multicultural and multi-faith society, at Yorkshire Nirankari Bhawan on 20th June 2010.

Very distinguished and prominent dignitaries including the Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Peter Hill, Local Councillors, together with Dr Satwant Reit Gen. Secretary, Yorkshire and Humberside interfaith Forum and other religious groups from across the community filled the Yorkshire Nirankari Bhawan at Napier Street in Bradford.

The Lord Mayor was awarded with a ‘shield of excellence’ in recognition of his services to the Bradford community. The Lord Mayor graciously accepted this honour on behalf of ALL Fathers and further echoed the sentiments of the mission’s ideals and message of Love, Peace and Unity within our community and across all nations. He commemorated mission’s tireless work and efforts in acting as a bridge amongst the different communities and faiths.

Rev H.S. Upashak presided over the assembly and in his discourse said that it is not enough to give just a father’s day card, once a year. We must look after our elders since we are indebted with their love and affection. We need to encourage our youngsters to do this as looking at the current trend in UK for the last few years, by 2033, it is estimated that 25% of our population will be 65 or over. Government is also considering social care in UK. So we need to prepare ourselves as a community, taking our responsibilities and caring as much as possible for our elders. He further said that spirituality; self-realisation and enlightenment can give this courage and strength to become a responsible citizen.

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