No matter how strongly you identify as a Sikh, the Akal Takht has a direct impact on your experience of Sikhi. This impact is felt today and will be felt by future generations. However, the institution of the Akal Takht itself is enslaved by corruption and nepotism.
In response to the Nov 2015 Sarbat Khalsa, learn how the #FreeAkalTakht movement aspires to engage and represent the beautiful diversity of Sikhs worldwide. It aims to connect the Sangat of 30 million and let their voices guide the governance of the Akal Takht and the decisions affecting all Sikhs.
The evening will feature a presentation on the #FreeAkalTakht movement and a Q&A with Harinder Singh.
For over 20 years, Harinder Singh has been an active campaigner and spokesperson for Sikh community. As a result of his work, in October 2015 he was nominated alongside 4 others to represent North American Sikhs at the global Sarbat Khalsa (Sikh Summit) in Punjab. Prior to becoming a volunteer for Free Akal Takht, Harinder was the CEO of the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI), a non-profit he co-founded. SikhRIs success in developing robust educational solutions built on the community's spiritual, social, economic and political heritage have seen it grow fast, from a national to global organisation. Its flagship programming ranges from developing the first Sikh curriculum for primary school students and a leadership retreat for youth, to a governance programme for Sikh organisations around the world. Harinder's keen interest in the history and language of the Punjab region also saw him co-found the Panjab Digital Library, an organisation dedicated to the location and preservation of Punjab's rich materials. Harinder is a regular commentator on community and national TV and radio in the US, Canada, UK and Australia.
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