A gurdwara (Punjabi: ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ, gurduara or ਗੁਰਦਵਾਰਾ, gurduara), meaning “the doorway to the guru”, is a place of worship for Sikhs, the followers of Sikhism and also a place where weary travellers and pilgrims may rest and eat.
The essential feature of a gurdwara is the presiding presence in it of the holy Sikh Scripture, called the Guru Granth Sahib also referred to as Satguru. This essentially is the focal point of a Gurdwara. The other main component is the holy congregation called the Sadh Sangat who are present within this sacred structure in humble obedience of principles laid down by the Sikh Gurus.
Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar was formed in 1998 to help combat the growing issues affecting the Sikh community both locally and globally.
Since its formation, the Gurdwara Sahib has continuously held programs to benefit and promote the Sikh way of life. Aside from the regular Gurdwara Darbar program, classes for children to learn Punjabi/Gurmukhi, Sikh History and Gurbani are held on a evening classes basis. The Gurdwara Sahib has always actively supported local Sikh Youth groups and has a strong youth presence amongst its Directors, Committee and Membership.
The Gurdwara Sahib has placed a special emphasis on promoting and bringing to the world’s attention, the continuous human rights violations being committed against the Sikhs and other minority groups. From holding academic human rights forums in University’s to candle light vigils being held in memory of those that lost their lives in the struggle for justice.
Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar will continue to promote the struggle of minorities in their quest for equality, justice and freedom.