Jul 02

Slough Sikh Youth Camp 2014

Singh Sabha Gurdwara (Slough) and Slough Youth Groups present an activity based Sikhi Camp.

CAMP POSTER 2014! JPEGFB Event: https://www .facebook.com/events/263669930505596

Web link: www.1GUK.com/SloughCamp14

The camp will consist of a variety of activities ranging from sports, games, English talks by national speakers, discussions and interactive workshops. It will be an amazing experience for all campers with lots of exciting things in place for YOU!!!

The camp layout is different to normal Sikh camps; this is done to ensure it is the best experience for both age ranges; Ages 12 – 21+ on Monday 11th – Wednesday 13th August. Ages 7  - 11 ONLY  on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th AugustCAMP POSTER 2014! APPLICATION JPEG

Camp will start at 9:30am and finish 3:30pm. On the first day of each camp please arrive for 9:15am.

The camp will take place at the newly built Sports Centre. (Singh Sabha Sports Centre, Stoke Poges Lane, Slough, SL1 3LW)

To apply:

1) Fill in the form online: www.1guk.com/sloughcamp14 (at the bottom of this page).

2) Message ‘Slough Sikhs, on FB with the required details 

3) Email the completed form  to 1gseva@gmail.com

4) Hand in application form at Singh Sabha Gurdwara (Committee Room) or Singh Sabha Sports Centre (Stoke Poges Lane)

For more information or seva opportunities call 07837 066221 or email 1gseva@gmail.com

Posters attached – spread the word and let your friends know! This will be the place to be this summer!!! Register ASAP as both camps are limited on spaces {Deadline: 5th August}

This camp will take place with the blessings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj.


Apr 18

Earth, Water and Fire.



With the blessings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj, the 1G UK team are proud to present: ‘Earth, Fire and Water’ – TED styled Sikhi talks.

This evening will bring together ideas on Gurbani, Sikh history and current affairs, in the form of inspiring national speakers.

The event will take place at Singh Sabha Sports Centre, Stoke Poges Lane, SL1 3LW.

Doors will open at 6pm, with refreshments provided.

Presentations will begin promptly at 6.30pm, followed by a question and answer pan el led by our guest speakers.

To submit your questions or for further information, contact us via: 1gseva@gmail.com

Website: www.1GUK.com/may2014

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/376175365854695

1G talk earth fire water JPEG

Dec 30

Veggie List

Here you will find up-to-date information about what products are suitable for a Sikh pure vegetarian diet (free from meat, eggs or fish) or giving to Guru Ji.


April 2014 – Update – further to our communications with Lindt regarding their chocolates. Anything without egg in the ingredients is suitable for vegetarians.

30/12/2013 UPDATE – PLEASE NOTE: Cadbury’s Heros (limited edition) now contain miniature Toblerones which are not suitable for pure vegetarians as they contain egg. It is unsure at the moment if they will continue to put Toberlone in Heros chocolate boxes.

If you wish to distribute leaflets (see below) in your area/Gurdwara reagrding chocolates suitable and unsuitable for vegetarians, please email:  1gseva@gmail.com

Further Guidance:

As Sikh’s we refrain from eating any meat products including eggs and fish.

More Information on the benefits of being vegetarian can be found here:

Here is a list of ingredients that could be non-vegetarian, therefore non-offerable to Guru Ji or the Sangat . In general, devotees only offer lacto-vegetarian items (no meat, fish, or eggs). When in doubt about some specific item, you can always contact the manufacturer. The following are NOT suitable for a vegetarian diet!

Calcium stearate Emulsifiers EnzymesFatty acidsGelatin

Magnesium stearate

Mono and diglycerides

Monostearates Oleic acid OleinPalmitinPalmitic acid




Stearic acid



In the United Kingdom, the following “E” numbers are nonvegetarian: 120, 140, 141, 153, 161-161g, 252, 280, 322, 352, 385, 404, 422, 430-436, 450, 470-478, 481-483, 491-495, 509, 516, 526, 540, 542, 545, 552, 570, 572, 623, 627, 631, 635, 904. Plus glycerol, glycine, glyceryl, glycerol triacetate, leucine, oxystearin, spermaceti, and vitamin D3.

Hidden Animal Ingredients
Ingredient What It Is Its Use
Albumin The protein component of egg whites. Albumin is also found in animal blood, milk, plants, and seeds. To thicken or add texture to processed foods.
Anchovies Small, silvery fish of herring family. Worcestershire sauce, Caesar salad dressing, pizza topping, Greek salads.
Animal shortening Butter, suet, lard (see lard below). Packaged cookies and crackers, refried beans, flour tortillas, ready-made pie crusts.
Carmine (carmine, cochineal, or carminic acid) Red coloring made from a ground-up insect. Bottled juices, colored pasta, some candies, frozen pops, “natural” cosmetics.
Calcium stearate Mineral typically derived from cows or hogs Garlic salt, vanilla, meat tenderizers, salad-dressing mixes.
Capric acid (decanoic acid) Animal fats added to ice cream, candy, baked goods, chewing gum, liquor and often not specified on ingredients lists.
Casein (caseinate) A milk protein. It coagulates with the addition of rennin (see rennin below) and is the foundation of cheese. An additive in dairy products such as cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream. Also used in adhesives, paints, and plastics.
Clarifying agent Derived from any number of animal sources. Used to filter wine, vinegar, beer, fruit juice, soft drinks.
Gelatin Protein from bones, cartilage, tendons, and skin of animals, Much of the commercial gelatin is a by-product of pig skin. Marshmallows, yogurt, frosted cereals, gelatin-containing desserts, molded salads..
Glucose (dextrose) Fruits or animal tissues and fluids. Baked goods, soft drinks, candies, frosting.
Glycerides (mono-, di-, and triglycerides) Glycerol from animal fats or plants. Processed foods, cosmetics, perfumes, lotions, inks, glues, automobile antifreeze. Used as emulsifier.
Isinglass Gelatin from air bladder of sturgeon and other freshwater fish. Clarify alcoholic beverages and in some jellied desserts. Rarely used now.
Lactylic stearate Salt of stearic acid (see stearic acid below). Dough conditioner.
Lanolin Waxy fat from sheep’s wool. Chewing gum, ointments, cosmetics, waterproof coatings.
Lard Rendered and clarified pork fat. Often fat from abdomens of pigs or the fat around the animal’s kidneys. Baked goods.
Lecithin Phospholipids from animal tissues, plants, lentils, and egg yolks used to preserve, emulsify, and moisturize food. Cereal, candy, chocolate, baked goods, margarine, vegetable oil sprays, cosmetics, and ink.
Lutein Deep yellow coloring from marigolds or egg yolks. Commercial food coloring.
Myristic acid (tetradecanoic acid) Animal fats. Chocolate, ice cream, candy, jelled desserts, baked goods.
Natural flavorings Unspecified, could be from meat or other animal products Processed and packaged foods.
Oleic acid (oleinic acid) Animal tallow (see tallow below) Synthetic butter, cheese, vegetable fats and oils, spice flavoring for baked goods, candy, ice cream, beverages, condiments, soaps, cosmetics.
Palmatic acid Animal or vegetable fats. Baked goods, butter and cheese flavoring.
Pancreatin (pancreatic extract) Cows or hogs Digestive aids.
Pepsin Enzyme from pigs’ stomachs With rennet to make cheese.
Propolis Resinous cement collected by bees Food supplement and ingredient in “natural” toothpaste.
Rennin (Rennet) A coagulating enzyme obtained from a young animal’s stomach, usually a calf’s stomach Rennin is used to curdle milk in foods such as cheese and junket–a soft pudding like dessert.
Royal jelly Substance produced by glands of bees. “Natural foods” and nutrient supplements.
Sodium stearoyl lactylate May be derived from cows, hogs, animal milk, or vegetable-mineral sources. Used in cake, pudding, or pancake mixes, baked goods, margarine.
Stearic acid (octadecenoic acid) Tallow, other animal fats and oils Vanilla flavoring, chewing gum, baked goods, beverages, candy, soaps, ointments, candles, cosmetics, suppositories and pill coatings.
Suet Hard white fat around kidneys and loins of animals Margarine, mincemeat, pastries, bird feed, tallow.
Tallow Solid fat of sheep and cattle separated from the membranous tissues Waxed paper, margarine, soaps, crayons, candles, rubber, cosmetics.
Vitamin A (A1, retinol) Vitamin obtained from vegetables, egg yolks, or fish liver oil. Vitamin supplements, fortification of foods, “natural” cosmetics.
Vitamin B12 Vitamin produced by microorganisms and found in all animal products; synthetic form (cyanocobalamin or cobalamin on labels) is vegan Supplements or fortified foods.
Vitamin D (D1, D2, D3) D1 is produced by humans upon exposure to sunlight; D2 (ergocalciferol) is made from plants or yeast, D3 (cholecalciferol comes from fish liver oils or lanolin Supplements or fortified foods.

Adapted from: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being Vegetarian by Suzanne Havala, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A., Food Lover’s Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst, The Vegan Sourcebook by Joanne Stepaniak, M.S.Ed.

More Details about E Numbers: http://www.veggieglobal.com/nutrition/non-vegetarian-food-additives.htm

Nestle Products Guidance PDF. vegetarian avoidance list


Veggie list suitable products JPEG Veggie list unsuitable products JPEG

Dec 16

Annual Sahibzade Shaheedi Smagam (Southall)

smagam posterYoutube Promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGaBJnVjsrE&feature=youtu.be

With the Grace of Siree Guroo Gobind Singh Jee Maharaaj,

Sikh2Inspire and 1guk have organised a National Smagam in the loving memory of our inspirational brothers the beloved Sahibzadeh; Baba Ajeet Singh Jee, Baba Jujhaar Singh Jee, Baba Zoravar Singh Jee, Baba Fateh Singh Jee and Mata Gujhar Kaur Jee.

The Smagam will take place at:
Guru Amardas Hall – Opposite Guru Amardas Gurdwara

There will Talks/Katha in English by various national speakers, and two divaans by Nirvair Khalsa Jatha.
The whole Akhand Paath Sahib will be done by the youth, and a special two day Sikhi camp has been organised on the 28th and 29th, please see links for registration.

Amrit Sanchaar will take place on the 29th at 10am. If you wish to take the gift of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaaj please give your name to Davinder Singh 07958 112975.

There will be numerous stalls throughout the Smagam,

Seva opportunities available throughout the whole smagam, please contact us:

Donations / General Enquries: 07958 112975
Camp Applications / Seva: 07837 06621 – 1gseva@gmail.com
For Akhand Paath Sahib Rauls – Contact Gurpreet Singh – 07577 280802
For Japji Sahib Rauls – Contact Gagandeep Singh – 07727 068159

Full Smagam Timetable:

27th Dec 2013:
4.00pm – Arambta Sri Akhandh Paath Sahib

28th Dec 2013:9.30am – 3.30pm SIKHI CAMP FOR AGES (7 – 18+)
5pm – Rehraas Sahib
5.30pm – Keertan
6.30pm – English Katha – Bhai Amarpreet Singh (Maani)
7.00-9pm – Nirvair Khalsa Jatha – *Special English Katha and Keertan Diwan*

29th Dec 2013-
9.30am – 3.30pm – SIKHI CAMP FOR AGES (7- 18+)
10am – Start of AMRIT SANCHAAR
3pm – Open Question and Answer Session (Can ask on the day or email us before hand).
5pm – Siree Akhand Path Sahib Bhog, Aarti and Kirtan by Bhai Hari Singh.
6pm – Katha
7-9pm – Nirvair Khalsa Jatha – *Special English Katha and Keertan Diwan*

Register for SIKHI CAMP -
SOUTHALL – www.1guk.com/southallwintercamp
SLOUGH – www.1guk.com/sloughwintercamp sahibzade2013 slough high res

Please Attend and spread the word!!southall