The Sikh religion
Gobind Sarvar School welcomes students from all faiths and backgrounds. We believe in diversity and understand that this is our strength, not our weakness.
To this effect, you will find that our staff members come
from different backgrounds and this makes our programs
diverse and exciting.
The Sikh religion is perhaps the youngest of the
recognised religions. It is also one of the more modern
faiths and welcomes all people regardless of their
backgrounds. It was founded by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
in the 15th Century. Guru Nanak Dev Ji spread the virtues
of service and humility. One of the main beliefs of Sikhism
is the concept of One God (Ek Onkar). The teachings and
philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev Ji are widely respected
today just the way they were 500 years ago!
At Gobind Sarvar, it is important that students understand and respect the three pillars of Sikhism. These include "Naam Japo, Kirt karo and Wand ke shako." These were formalised by Guru Nanak Dev Ji and help to live of purpose. Following the Guru Nanak Dev Ji will ensure that our students will grow up to be valuable members of society. Students will learn about the history of Sikhism and explore various aspects of Gurbani. They will attend regular prayers at Darbar Sahib, participate in kirtan and learn about various religious festivals. In this way, our students will learn to appreciate the rich and wonderful traditions of the Sikh faith.
In addition, students learn the role of music and kirtan in sikh traditions. They learn how to play various instruments like the tabla and will be given opportunities to participate in kirtan as they improve. Various Sikh religious holidays (for example Vaisakhi and Holi) are celebrated and students also participate in the Nagar Kirtan. This is important so that our children do not forget the valuable attributes that our gurus have given us.