On January 31st, the Sikh and Interfaith NU community had our first Gurdwara visit for the spring semester, as part of CSDS’ new “Souljourn” program visiting sacred places in greater Boston. It was a huge success.

Surprisingly we had a huge count this time; around 30 people showed up for the event. We started around 11:45 am from Ruggles Station and reached Sullivan Square station around 12:15 pm. From there we hired cabs since we missed our bus towards Gurdwara.

On reaching Gurdwara, we had snacks then headed towards the main hall and listened to the Kirtan ( chanting of hymns). After regular activities of Gurdwara concluded, Gurinder Singh from the Gurdwara management delivered a keynote on Sikhism to us. He gave us insight into the core beliefs and practices of Sikhism and a brief history about the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh’s holy book). It was about 50 minutes interaction with him. After the keynote, we had langar. Later we took the bus to Sullivan Square station and concluded our event there.

Overall it was a memorable event and we all had wonderful memories from the event.

 

 

Hardeep Singh
Candidate for Master of Science in Information Assurance
College of Computer and Information Science