Dawn of a new ‘seva’ (community) era for Singapore Sikhs

Successive Sikh leaders have continued to work hard to establish the SKA as a first-class institution providing excellen...

“With the strong support of the community, a permanent clubhouse was eventually established. Successive Sikh leaders have continued to work hard to establish the SKA as a first-class institution providing excellent social, educational and recreational facilities for the community.”

GROUND-UP APPROACH

The new season brings refreshing hopes after a “ground-up approach was taken and a retreat organised to harness our members’ and the Sikh community’s views on the future role of the SKA to and the facilities required”.

He says: “The extensive feedback received was channelled to engage our community leaders and building consultants to finalise the design brief before calling for tenders.”  The budget-prudent renovations took place between November 2014 to November 2016 when members had to bear with an extended period when functions and activities could not be hosted here.

DPM Tharman singularly noted that the SKA has adopted a wholesome Singaporean approach and reached out to other groups and promoted inter-racial harmony. “The SKA has collaborated with community organisations to organise social and sporting activities. It has also opened up its activities and programmes to more Singaporeans of other races,” he praises.

Mohinder Singh says a “growing number of non-Sikhs are already associate members of the SKA” adding that “we’ve evolved into a meeting place where Sikhs can meet and mingle with non-Sikhs, socialise, and make friends across racial and religious lines”. 

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