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.


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

Jan 09

Website Updates!

With Guru Sahibs blessings, there have been some major content updates on the website;

2013 Calendar http://www.1guk.com/event/events-calender/  – You can export this calendar onto your phones/tablets/computers via Google. More national/1G events will be added to this throughout the year.

Updates in Audio section http://www.1guk.com/multimedia/audio/  -
o New English Katha uploaded – Bhai Kuljit Singh/Bhai Sukhraj Singh/Bhai Manvir Singh
o Giani Sher Singh (Ambala) – Simple Punjabi Katha has also been uploaded. Giani Ji is a true Gem whose katha is very enjoyable to listen to as they speak with passion love and have extensive amounts of knowledge on Sikh History

Articles from each Guru Sahibs life have also been added to the Sikhi Section – http://www.1guk.com/sikh-history/

www.1GUK.com  - the biggest collection of English Talks and Discourses.

1G Sevadaars.
May 29

1G UK Injustice Tour!

1G UK Present, Two Talks on “Injustice – a story for every Sikh must hear” in West and East London. This Talk will look at the Injustices faced by the Sikh Community in India, focusing not just on 1984 but since the British Raaj. The talker, a young and vibrant individual, will provide a very thought provoking and emotional account of the Sikh Story.
West London (Slough) – Tuesday 5th June 2012 – 7pm Ramgarhia Community Centre Woodland Avenue, Slough SL13BU
East London (Barking) – Thursday 7th June 2012 – 7.30pm Barking Gurdwara 100 North Street Essex IG11 8JD
For More Information, future event bookings or Seva please contact:
info@1guk.com | 1gseva@gmail.com | FB: one-G seva
West London: 07783592953
East London: 07403321602
A must attend event, for all Sikhs. 1G UK is a London Based Organisation, spreading Sikhism to normal Sikhs in easy and accessible methods. You can find out about us more here: http://www.1guk.com/about-1g
Apr 17


Welcome to the new 1G UK website. Feel free to check out all the stuff here and remember to have a look at the audio section under Multimedia (lots of English talks/katha!), and also the English Books and Sikh History section!!!! So much to enjoy :-).

Please send us feedback to: 1gseva@Gmail.com or info@1guk.com