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Gurdwara Child Protection Policy

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Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Hitchin


This Statement is in accordance with SRI GURU SINGH SABHA GURDWARA (SGSSH) Child Protection Policy.

Anyone who has cause for concern that a child may be suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm must refer the matter to their local Social Services' office and adhere to the Child Protection Guidelines and Procedures issued by the Local Authority.

Child protection is an extremely sensitive and complex area.  However, during the course of their work, sevadaars (volunteers) maybe concerned about a child's welfare.  All agencies that work with children have a duty and responsibility to report and assist in child protection investigations.


Sikh Wedding Ceremony (Anand Karaj)

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Wedding ( Anand Karaj)

The Sikh marriage ceremony is called Anand Karaj which means 'ceremony of bliss'. The Reht Maryada, which is The Official Sikh Code of Conduct, specifies that no thought should be given to the perspective spouse's caste, race or lineage. Based on a concept depicted in Lavan, the Sikh marriage is not merely a physical and legal contract but is a sacrament, a holy union between two souls, where physically they appear as two individual bodies but in fact are united as one. The bride's past and present becomes the groom's past and present. Her present becomes his and his hers. They feel and think alike and both are completely identified with each other, i.e., they become 'Ek Jot Doe Murti' meaning one spirit in two bodies.

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