Courtesy Kuljit Singh

ON the 7th of October, at their Helensvale land site, The Gold Coast Sikh Council arranged a “soil turning ceremony” along with prayers, Kirtan and prasad. The historic event was attended by a few hundred community members including the local Councillor, the neighbouring church Priest, the President of Logan Gurdwara and Australia’s very first Sikh

Priest from Woolgoolga. Five respected Sikh men from the community Giani Teja Singh, Bhajan Bains, Beant Singh, Gajan Hayer and Jagatjit Ahluwalia, were selected to perform the “soil turning”.

Fundraising was continuing in the background as the project is estimated to cost around $3million for a state of the art, architecturally designed Gurdwara. The aim is to have the Helensvale Gurdwara Inauguration around Baisakhi 2018. But, such a deadline can only be met with the financial support of many more. So, please dig deep and make a tax deductible donation (AU$2 or more for Australian taxpayers), by cash, eft, credit card, or direct debit the details of which can be found @ www.goldcoastsikhcouncil.org.au/gift

Please follow the progress of this Gurdwara project and for all upcoming samagams / events on www.facebook.com/gcsikhs, (Gold Coast Gurudwara, Sikh temple and community education centre).

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