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Camp Gurmat 2023

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Camp Gurmat 2023 will honor the valor and leadership of Sardar Hari Singh Nalua (1791-1837). His military genius played a crucial role in expanding the boundaries of the Sikh Raj and in reinforcing its might against adversaries.

ਇਸ ਸਾਲ ਕੈੰਪ ਗੁਰਮਤ ਤੇ ਅਸੀਂ ਜਾਣਾਗੇ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦੇ ਵੱਡੇ ਜਰਨੈਲ ਸਰਦਾਰ ਹਰੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਲੂਆ ਬਾਰੇ | ਓਹਨਾ ਦੀ ਬਹਾਦਰੀ ਅਤੇ ਦੂਰਅੰਦੇਸ਼ੀ ਸਦਕਾ ਕਿਵੈਂ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਰਾਜ ਨੇ ਬੁਲੰਦੀਆਂ ਛੂਹਿਆ ।

All Registered Campers MUST bring their own harmonium/Tabla to learn Kirtan at Camp

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Camp Dates
Dec 26th-31st, 2023

Camp Gurmat 2022 

In the continuation of 18th-century Sikh History, the theme for Camp Gurmat 2022 was Gurmatta.

The literal meaning of the term Gurmatta (ਗੁਰਮਤਾ) is "collective resolve" or resolution taken following Gurmat (ਗੁਰਮਤਿ). In the Camp Gurmat 2022 retreat, we will explore this tradition's meaning and significance. We will learn how this tradition evolved and helped Khalsa, and Sikh Panth reaches a consensus in trying times at different points in History.


Camp Gurmat 2018 Theme:

In 2018, we reflected upon the theme of Chhota Ghallughara. In March 1746, the Mughal force launched a campaign to persecute Sikhs. Sikhs attempted to fight back and protect themselves, but the Mughal cavalry with cannons brutally killed about 7000 and captured about 3000 Sikhs. Captives were beheaded in batches outside of Delhi Gate, later named Shahidganj. Despite the mammoth Mughal attack, heavily outnumbered and under-equipped Sikhs were persistent in fighting back and find their way to Amritsar, bravely convening as Sarbat Khalsa in March 1747. Nonetheless to say, Be persistent and believe in GURU, and everything will fall into place

Camp Gurmat 2019 Theme:

In CG2019 we celebrated 550 years with Guru Nanak Sahib. In 1469, mankind’s plea was answered by Akal Purakh. A divine light, named Nanak, was born in the village of Talwandi, Panjab. Dissatisfied with the inequities, hypocrisies, atrocities, miseries, confusions and general unhappiness around, he decided to establish a new religious tradition, Sikhi. Sikhi tradition continues to flourish for more than five centuries. Guru Nanak Sahib travelled around the world in all the directions to spread the tradition sharing 3 simple, yet profound ideas; Oneness, Love and Justice.


Camp Gurmat 2017 Theme:

The theme for this year is Bhai Mani Singh. “Ardas” reminds us the nature of shaheedi (dismembered joint by joint) of this widely respected Sikh scholar and martyr. Bhai Mani Singh not only composed Ardas, but also acted as a scribe when Guru Gobind Singh Sahib dictated Sri Guru Granth Sahib. He prevented an attack on Sikhs planned by Mughals, by stopping them to gather in large numbers during Bandi Chhor Diwas at Harmandar Sahib. He not only saved many lives by stopping the gathering, but sacrificed himself refusing to give up his beliefs and accepted the sentence to death by dismemberment.


Camp Gurmat 2016 Theme:

The theme for the year 2016 was Bhai Taru Singh & Bibi Taro, a legendary brother and sister duo, who exemplified service and sacrifice. Bhai Taru Singh can help in restoring the pride in following Guru’s Rehit in the modern world where apostasy is on the rise among the Sikh youth and compromising attitude to Sikh Values & Ethos is highly prevalent. Our hope this year at Camp Gurmat is to dive deep into their life and circumstances that lead to their martyrdom and to inspire the campers to appreciate, lead Sikhi driven life.


The theme for the year 2015 was Mai Bhago. This 18th-century Sikh warrior princess is a shining example of leadership. She is the sole survivor of the battle of Khidrana, i.e Battle of Muktsar.


Camp Gurmat 2014 Theme:

The theme for year 2014 was Baba Banda Singh Bahadar. This 18th-century Sikh hero is a true inspiration! He is the first Sikh General to wage an offensive war against the cruel Mughal rulers of India, thereby establishing the first Sikh State.

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