19th Annual Virtual Shaheedi Smagam

Submitted by Gurmat on Mon, 10/25/2021 - 18:34



Gurmat Center will once again be remembering the great Shaheeds of the Sikh nation by holding its 19th Annual Shaheedi Smagam.
What is the Shaheedi Smagam?

The Shaheedi Smagam is held to commemorate the 1984 Sikh genocide.

Sangat comes together to learn and remember the injustices that occurred and remember the innocent Sikhs that lost their lives and still have not received justice!
“My silence would be a true disservice to this nation that continues to bleed for every single human’s freedom. That is the essence of a Sikh. By remembering 1984, I am reminded that the Sikh identity was intentionally targeted and that very Sikh identity is a part of who I am.”
(Amanpreet Kaur, Sikhri 2019)
What Happened in 1984? - Infographic
Gurmat Center’s goal has always been to promote the message of Sikhi and to remember the legacy of our Gurus. The Shaheedi Smagam is always held on the 31st of October so our youth can spend a wonderful evening with Sangat.

All celebrations are great but to forget our own history is an injustice to our future generation. Let’s help our children realize how great their Sikh heritage is by joining Gurmat Center on Sunday, October 31, 2021.
Candy bags will be distributed through the Candy Bag Drive Thru for students that sign up and virtually attend the event.
  • Students must sign up by Saturday, October 30, 2021 to be eligible for a candy bag.
  • Parents must drive their children to Gurdwara Sahib Kalgidhar Darbar after the virtual program to receive candy bags.
  • Drive thru time: 6:45 - 7:45 PM
  • Upon receiving your candy bag, park your vehicle and join us for hot chocolate, tea, and cookies!
  • In order to receive candy bags, we will require proof that you attended the event. Make sure to watch the entire program to find out about more details regarding this!
SIGN UP (Required to receive candy bag!)

We are asking all families to help support this free event through donations. Donations will cover the cost of candy bags, live stream equipment, drive thru supplies, food, and advertising (approximately $5000). 
  • Donate online: www.gurmatcenter.com/donate
  • Donate at Gurmat Center's office (credit card, cash, or cheque)
  • Candy ($3100)
  • Rentals (Tents, stage, cones, barricades) ($500)
  • Livestream equipment and production ($850)
  • Food (hot chocolate, tea, cookies) ($350) 
  • Other supplies ($200)

Purchase a 'Never Forget 1984' Wristband from the Dharm Parchar Store for $1.00