Time Line

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20 November 1920
Satguru Jagjit Singh was born like a divine light in jail – like conditions at Sri Bhaini Sahib.
Like Lord Krishna, Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji was born inside prison. He was born to mother Bhupinder Kaur and father Satguru Pratap Singh Ji at Sri Bhaini Sahib on 8th Maghar 1977 Bikrmi Kattak Sudi Ikadshi(November 22, 1920 AD) in the early hours of the day at 4’o clock.

22 August 1959
Sri Satguru Pratap Singh Ji left for his heavenly abode in the night between 5 and 6 Bhadron of 2016 Vikrmi ( 1959 AD) and Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji took over reigns as Satguru.

10 September 1959
Ceremonial Dastarbandi of Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji took place at Sri Bhaini Sahib after the concluding function in memory of Satguru Partap Singh Ji.

12 September 1959
On this day Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji, for the first time rode in his car with white triangular flag flying on it and visited all the historical places of religious importance including Akal Bunga in Sri Bhaini Sahib and started his journeys after performing supplicatory prayer i.e. Ardas. And paid his maiden visit to Ludhiana-Jandiala (Jalandhar) and back to Sri Bhaini Sahib.

11 October 1959
Hoisted the flag on the occasion of Dussehra celebration at Ludhiana and delivered very impressive and philosophical discourse on Ramayana.

13 October 1959
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji gave his first speech, addressing learned delegates of 3rd All India Writes Conference at Ludhiana

1st to 11th January 1961
First visit to Thailand.

1961
Completion of 1.25 Lakh Paths of Sri Adi Granth Sahib at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

7 October 1961
Arrived in Bangkok from Delhi

12 October 1961
Bangkok to Tokyo. First visit to Japan to attend World Vegetarian Conference. Addressed the students of Tokyo University on universal religion on 17.10.1961. and quoted Gurbani from Sri Adi Granth Sahib.

19 October 1961
Tokyo to Hongkong by air.

22 October 1961
Hongkong to Bangkok by air.

28 October 1961
Bangkok to Calcutta by air.

16 December 1961
Visited Lahore, Pakistan by car for a day to meet seriously ill Maulvi Fazal Mohammed, an expert in repairing the musical instruments.

24 March 1962
S.Partap Singh Kairon the then Chief Minister of undivided Punjab visited Hola Mohalla at Baja-Khana, District Faridkot and sorted out his misconceptions.

17 April to 15 May 1962
Bombay to Mombasa (Kenya) by sea. This was the first visit to East African.

1962
During raining season, river Ghaghar was over flooding in Sri Jiwan Nagar area and people became panicky. Sri Satguru Ji stood with them on the embankment day and night and encouraged to strengthen it. Subsequently no loss of life or property occurred in the area.

1962
Sri Satguru Ji converted Weekly Nawan Hindustan into Daily Punjabi News paper published from Delhi.

3 June 1963
Anand Shatabadi (Sikh anand karaj centenary) was celebrated at village Khote and 149 Anand Karaj were solemnised on this occasion, the most simple marriages in the world.

9 June 1963
Sri Satguru Ji sent his blessings through a letter to first President of independent Kenya, Mr. Jomo Kenyatta.

1964
Sri Satguru Ji consented to be the President of Punjab branch of World Peace Council.

1964

He established an organization ‘ Sarab Hind Namdhari Vidyak Sanstha ‘ ( All India Namdhari Educational Organization) in 1964-65 which worked with the following objectives:

  • To bring educated Namdhari youth on one platform

  • To protect the youth from the ill-effects of western culture

  • To provide need-based education to the youth to sharpen their personality and brighten their future

These organizations hold their annual meet once a year. The Namdhari youth got a platform to collectively share their views, interact together , to clarify their doubts and to have direct link with their Satguru Ji.

1965
In 1965 the Sarab Hind Namdhari Vidyak Sanstha, that was earlier meant for young boys was renamed as Vishwa Namdhari Vidyak Jatha (Women Wing) from 1981 onwards.

23 March 1965
Gopal Rattan was conferred on Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji by Government of India during Gau- Samvardhan Sammelan held , by the Gau- Govardhan Sammiti in recognition of his valuable contribution for the husbandry , improvement and health care of cows .

27 August 1967

Nairobi to London on the first visit to U.K.

1969
With blessing of Satguru Jagjit Singh ji , the 5th centenary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji parkash diwas celebrated by Namdharis around the world

December 1969
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji’s second visit to UK

1971
Celebrations of Centenary of Hola Mohalla at Sri Anandpur Sahib. And centenary of Namdhari Martyrs at Raikot, Amritsar and Ludhiana.

1971
Started 2nd series of 1.25 Lakh Paths of Sri Adi Granth Sahib at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

July 1971
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji’s third visit to UK.

1972
Centenary of Malerkotla martyrs and deportation of Satguru Ram Singh commemorated by Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji in India, Thailand, East Africa and U.K. Shatabadi News, a monthly magazine in connection with the centenaries started.

July 1972
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji’s fourth visit to UK. Centenary of Malerkotla martyrs and deportation of Satguru Ram Singh commemorated by Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji in England

1973
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji with large number of Namdhari Sikhs participated in the Kar-Seva of Sarover at Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar.

1974
Completion of 1.25 Lakh Paths of Sri Adi Granth Sahib at village Sant Nagar during Jap Prayog.

July 1974
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji pays visit to UK

1975
Death centenary of Suba Sahib Singh was commemorated at – Hazaribagh (Jharkhand) jail.

1975
3rd series of 1.25 Lakh Paths started at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

June 1976
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji pays visit to UK

August 1976
The newspapers of U.K. published news with headlines mentioning Satguru Jagjit Singh as Rainmaker and Rain – God. The worst ever drought in England and Wales in last 500 years was predicted and there was no chance of rain in the near future. With the blessings and prayers of Sri Satguru Ji, it started raining on 27 August 1976, much to the relief of British authorities and people.

1976
Commencement of Kar-Seva of Ramsar (Sarover) Sri Bhaini Sahib by Sri Satguru Ji to reshape it.

1971 to 1977
Participated in World Vegetarian Conference in 1971 at Hague (Holland) in 1973 Sweden, Sri Lanka and Chicago (USA) in 1975. And in 1957, 1967 and 1976 in India. From 20 to 23 November 1976, 24th World Vegetarian Convention was held in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

25 November 1977
Dr. Suchat, Peace Ambassador of Thailand visited Sri Bhaini Sahib and presented Golden Emblem, books and rosaries on behalf of King of Thailand.

1970s
Sri Satguru Ji arranged Sangeet Sammelans ( Classical Music Concerts of renowned artists) in memory of Satguru Partap Singh Ji in Delhi, Mumbai, Aurangabad and Lucknow.

1978
Laid foundation of World International Peace Conference Hall in Bangkok in the presence of representatives of 48 countries. Dr Suchaat invited religious heads from 22 countries in November 1978 at the time of laying the foundation stone of Peace Temple. The visiting religious heads brough with them the soil from their respective countries which was added in the foundation of the temple. It was a moment of great pride for we Indians when Sri Satguru Ji laid the foundation stone of the Peace Temple.

 1979
Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji declared his support to the Congress Party which is led by Smt. Indira Gandhi.

1980
Smt. Indira Gandhi with the blessings of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji got elected Shri H.S.Hanspal to Rajya Sabha from Punjab.

1981
Sri Satguru Ji blessed Smt. Indira Gandhi at a reception in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

1981
Sri Satguru Ji constituted Vishwa Namdhari Istri Vidyak jatha.

1981
Shaheed Bishan Singh Memorial School established by Sri Satguru Ji in Mansarover Garden, New Delhi and Satguru Partap Singh Academy at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

1981
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji pays visit to UK

1983
Under the patronage of Sri Satguru Ji, 3rd World Punjabi Conference (Regd.) was held at Bangkok (Thailand).

February 1983
With the blessings of His Holiness Smt. Indira Gandhi nominated S. Sulakhan Singh in the Metropolitan Council of Delhi.

1st August 1983
Guru Hari Singh College established in Sri Jiwan Nagar (Harayana)

1984
Hola Mohalla in U.K. in Birmingham.

1985
Hola Mohalla in Dar-es-lam (Tanzania).

1985
With the blessings and encouragement of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji, Sri Uday Singh started seed production in Bangalore.

1986
First Jap Paryog of one year started at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

1989
Under the patronage  of Satguru Jagjit Singh ji , the centenary of Saturu Partap Singh Ji’s  parkash diwas celebrated by Namdharis around the world

1990-91
Satguru Partap Singh Birth centenary celebrated. Vice President Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma was the Chief Guest at a seminar in FICCI Auditorium, New Delhi.

16 July 1991
By-pass Heart surgery of Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji was performed by Dr. I.K.Ross at Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia. Four conditions put by Sri Satguru Ji were strictly observed (i) No hair cut to be done on His Holiness body, (ii) No spirits to be used before, during or after the operation done, (iii) No blood transfusion (iv) Only male nurses shall attend His Holiness.

8 Novenber 1992
Sri Satguru. Ji laid the foundation of Sports Complex at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

1992
Namdhari Seeds started its in-house publication ‘Namdhari Samachar.’

1992
Namdhari Kala Kendra:
emerged with the hukm(order) of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh ji at Sri Bhaini
Sahib(Ludhiana) in the year of 1992 as Sri Satguru Pratap Singh ji wanted
Raagi’s should perform the ‘Kirtan’ in the Raagas as it is mentioned in the Sri
Aad Granth Sahib and in the same manner was performed in times of the earlier
Gurus. The tradition is continued in the presence of Sri Satguru Uday Singh Ji.
Namdhari Kala Kendra is the place where there is nothing is taken in the form
of money as the fee or admission. It is run in the manner of Gurusisyaa
parampara, denotes a succession of teachers and disciples in traditional Indian
culture and spiritual relationship and mentoring where teachings are
transmitted from a guru “teacher” to sisya “disciple” or
chela. Such knowledge is imparted through the developing relationship between
the guru and the disciple. It is considered that this relationship based on the
genuineness of the guru, and the respect, commitment, devotion and obedience of
the student, is the best way for subtle or advanced knowledge to be conveyed.
The student eventually masters the knowledge that the guru embodies.
Even at present the same tradition is being continued in Sri Bhaini Sahib.

At present all the forms of music are being taught as follows :-
# Bibi Narinder Kaur ji is teaching Vocal & Dilruba.
# Pt. Vidya Sahai ji is teaching Sarangi.
# Prof. Virender Kumar ji is teaching Sitar, Sarod & Dilruba.
# Ustaad Mohan Singh Namdhari ji is teaching Vocal & Dilruba.
# Pt. Rajesh Malviya ji is teaching Tabla.
# Harpreet Singh Namdhari ji (Sonu) is teaching Tabla.
# Balwant Singh Namdhari (Raja) Ji is teaching Santoor, Dilruba & Vocal.
# Harnan Singh Harjinder ji is teaching Sarod, Flute & Vocal.
# Simratpal Gill Namdhari(Shammi) ji is teaching Vocal & Dilruba.

3 Dec 1992
With the blessings of His Holiness SATJUG Weekly started its publication from Delhi.

24 June 1992
Sri Satguru Ji laid the foundation stone of Namdhari Shaheedi Samarak at Malerkotla in the presence of Chief Minister of Punjab S.Beant Singh.

9 April 1994
Under the patronage of His Holiness, World Punjabi Conference (Regd.) held in Sapru House, Bara Khamba Road New delhi.

3 to 6 February 1994
7th World Religious Conference was organized by Maharaj Rajinder Singh in New Delhi His Excellency Dalai Lama presided, Sn Satguru Ji attended it as the Chief Guest.

25 September 1995
Namdhari Martyrs were remembered at World Sikh Conference held in Golden Temple Complex Amritsar. Namdhari Sikhs representing His Holiness on this occasion were honoured.

January 1997
Research Scholar Jaswinder Singh sent to Burma by His Holiness for finding out the places where Satguru Ram Singh was kept during his confinement.

1997
Completion of 3rd series of Paaths & 4th series of Paaths started

1997
Satguru Ram Singh Chair established in Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi.

19-21 July 1997
Under the patronage of His Holiness Sri Satguru Ji 5th World Punjabi Conference (Regd.) organized in Milwaukee (USA).

1997
Sri Satguru Ji honoured in Parliament House of UK by Hon’ble Swaraj Paul, member House of Lords UK.

3 August 1997
Sri Satguru Ji paid visit to Swami Narayan temple, Neasden, England.

24 August 1997
Inaugurated Modern International School, Bangkok

28 March 1999
Sri Satguru Ji led the 35 km long procession of Namdhari Sikhs to Anandpur Sahib on the occasion of Third Centenary of birth of Khalsa. S Parkash Singh Badal Chief Minister of Punjab received and welcomed Sri Satguru Ji at Anandpur Sahib. Head Priest presented Saropa to Sri Satguru Ji

June 1999
Sri Satguru Ji pays a visit to The UK

1999
Participated in the Kar-Sewa of Durgiana Temple, Amritsar.

1999
Namdhari Guru Ram Singh Chair established at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. S Parkash Singh Badal CM welcomed Sri Satguru Ji.

1 August 1999
Representatives of Sri Satguru Ji participated in the Council for Parliament of World Religions at Cape Town, South Africa.

4 November 1999
Sarod maestero Ustad Amjad Ali Khan presented Satguru Ji with an award of ‘Sangeet Maneeshi’ on behalf of the Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Memorial Society at Sarod Ghar in Gawalior

June 2000
Sri Satguru Ji sent a contingent group of Namdhari Sikhs to visit i Maynmar (Burma) to locate the places of confinement of Sri Satguru Ram Singh Ji.

July 2000
Addressing to the audience of 34th World Vegetarians Conference at Toronto ( Canada) in July 2000, he said, ” Peace and vegetarian habits are intimately connected. So long as violence against living beings is there, there cannot be any peace in the world. We should not only think for welfare of human beings but for the well-being of animals as well”

27 to 31 August 2000
His Holiness participated in the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held in UN General Assembly Hall, New York. USA.
Nearly 2000 leaders from 90 countries of the world gathered there to participate in the deliberations. On this occasion, the General Secretary of the conference, Shri Bawa Jain said, “The utterance of my revered Acharaya Sushil Muni Ji made in the presence of Sri Satguru Ji , is coming true. He had a strong wish that a Summit meeting for global peace be held under the aegis of the United Nations Organizations. Today, I am pleased that this meeting is being held in the presence of Sri Satguru Ji and it gives me a sole feeling as if my departed Acharaya Ji, is also amongst us here”

28 October 2000
Foundation Stone of Sri Satguru Pratap Singh Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana laid by Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji, Sri L K Advani Deputy Prime Minister unveiled the foundation stone, S Parkash Singh Badal CM of Punjab presided over and Sri Sheikh Abdullah and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa were guests of honour on the occasion.

December 2000
Sri Satguru Ji pays a visit to the UK

2004
His Holiness celebrates the Fourth centenary of the the compilation of Sri Adi Granth Sahib Ji

12 to 14 June 2002
Representatives of Sri Satguru Ji participated in Council of World Religions at its founding meeting in Bangkok ( Thailand)

28 March 2005
His Holiness opened the OPD Services of Satguru Partap Singh Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana.

29 March 2005
Prime Minister of India, Dr, Manmohan Singh formally inaugurated Satguru Pratap Singh Apollo Hospital, Ludhian. Sri. Satguru Ji graced the occasion by his benevolent presence

April 2007
Satguru Jagjit Singh hoisted the flag at Sri Bhaini Sahib during celebration of 150 years of Kuka Movement and creation of Sant Khalsa by Satguru Ram Singh Ji on 12.4 1857.

14th October 2008.
His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji endorses the release of CDs of Sri Ada Guru Granth Sahib

December 2008
With blessing of Satguru Ji, the Kuka Movement finally got the status of freedom fighters
after more than 150 years, when union government recognised their contribution to freedom struggle.

22nd December 2008 The Indian prime minister unveiled a portrait of Satguru Ram Singh Ji in the parliament of India. His holiness Sri Satguru Jajit Singh Ji graced the occasion.

2009
Portrait of Satguru Ram Singh Ji and six other dignitaries unveiled in the Central Hall of Parliament by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. His Holiness Sri Satguru Ji with hundreds of Namdhari Sikhs graced the occasion. Hon’ble Abdul Hamid Ansari Vice President of India, Speaker Sri Som Nath Chatterjee, Sri L K Advani, Leader of opposition, Ministers of Central Government and Hon’ble MPs were present. These portraits are placed in Parliament House Museum in Library Complex.

22 August 2009
_DSC0293His Holiness Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji completes his successful 50 years of Gur-gaddi.

Asu Mela 2011
His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji endorses the release of PARAM PRATAPI PRATIMAVLI

Asu Mela of 2011 During the annual asu mela  , HH Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji presided during the official openning ceremony of Satguru Ram Singh Miniature Theme Park: Kuka-Sangram

December 2011
His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh opens the Sri Satguru Partap Singh Vidyalla library in Sri Bhaini Sahib.

25 Oct 2012
With blessing of Satguru ji, coins are released by Indian Government to mark the 150 years of Kuka Movement depicting Satguru Ram Singh Ji and Namdhari Sikhs on Rs 100 and Rs 5 coins.

 13th DECEMBER 2012. 

HIS HOLINESS SRI SATGURUJAGJIT SINGH JI STOPPED BREATHING AT 6.28 PM INDIA TIME TODAY, 13TH DECEMBER 2012. THE CREMATION (SASKAAR) TOOK PLACE AT SRI BHAINI SAHIB ON 14TH DECEMBER 2.00 PM INDIA TIME. THE BHOG SAMAGHAM WAS ON SUNDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2012 IN SRI BHAINI SAHIB.

 

13th DECEMBER 2013