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An iccident happend yesterday in one of the Recongnized gurudwara in California Los Angeles, where the priest and his team were fired. The problem is that the way they were fired was not the right way i saw yesterday. The head of the Gurudwara commitee inform the whole sangat and the priest team that he is being fired .Is this is the way of firing someone by telling him and his team in front of the sangat.The team was having some issues with them and it was their issues due to which the commitee has fired them. But they should have talked to them in a seperate room and must tell them that they are fired not telling in front of everyone.Also, I have seen them helping and doing seva for last 4 years. The head priest is doing this kirtan seva for 30 years and he was saying that this the first time that he had come across situation like this.As they didnt get any solid evidence to fire them one of the committee member was putting wrong blame on the priest's wife ,who is doing seva for some years without any money and helping the sangat in many ways over the last 2 years. Half of the commitee members are illterate and maximu of them have cut their hair and trimm their beard. Even the head of the gurudwara committee has done the same. He weres turban as it is necessary for him to wear as the head of the Gurudwara committee. I was shocked when this whole incident happened inside the gurudwara premises infront of the sangat.

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answered 2016-12-21 00:51:53 -0500

Not at all Punjabi gravatar image

updated 2016-12-21 06:45:19 -0500

There are many such issues happening in the Gurdwaras worldwide controlled by the Punjabi Sikhs. You yourself have mentioned that half of the committee members of the Gurdwara are illiterate and most of them are trimmers and clean shaven.

The crux of the problem is most of the Sikhs(not all) who are born in Punjabi families follow Sikhism out of compulsion not out of choice because most of them feel Sikhi to be the most difficult religion on earth to follow.

There is no solution to the question asked by you. Unfortunately nothing can be done on this matter..

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you are absolutely right. Education is the main key here. I have man friends from punjab but due to education their view point is entirly different then the rest of the illterate people from Punjab.The Sikhism is loosing its value at some areas due to these kind of Gurudwara committe at many places.

anonymous1980 gravatar imageanonymous1980 ( 2016-12-26 14:59:48 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-12-21 10:50:59 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

it does indeed seem very ungraceful to have done this in this way. However, if the committee, several of them who are turban wearing Sikhs felt that this needed to be done out in the open, for transparency sake, then that was their call. It is very difficult to understand a particular situation without knowing all the facts. The Sangat there is divided in their opinion regarding the matter with some saying he/they did the right thing - including women. Others are giving them feedback to the contrary. May the Sangat there be blessed with joy and trust.

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I think even for Transparency thats not the right way of doing it. If you want to remove someone from the position especially the position of head priest,you should have talked to him and must say that you have only one month to service and then you can leave, that would have been a much better opt.

anonymous1980 gravatar imageanonymous1980 ( 2016-12-26 14:55:57 -0500 )edit

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