IUS Seminar Series 2004

IUS SEMINAR SERIES 2004
QUADRICENTENNIAL OF COMPILATION AND INSTALATION OF
AAD GURU GRANTH SAHIB

 

PHILOSOPHY AND TEACHINGS OF AAD GURU GRANTH SAHIB

By

INSTITUTE FOR UNDERSTANDING SIKHISM

In collaboration with

The North America Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Surrey, BC, Canada

Academy of Guru Granth Studies, Arlington, TX, USA

Sikh Virsa, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

18th September 2004, SATURDAY

Amethyste Hall
Radisson Hotel Laval
2900 boul le Carrefour,
Laval. Quebec (450-682-9000)

CONTACTS

Prof Devinder Singh Chahal
IUS, Laval, QC, Canada
sikhism@iuscanada.com
450-681-1254

Gurnam Singh Sanghera
BC, Canada
sangherag@yahoo.com
604-525- 8042

Dr Harbans Lal
USA
japji@comcast.net
817-446-8757

Harcharan Singh
Editor, Sikh Virsa, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
editor@sikhvirsa.com
403-250-8898

Reception and Registration: Starts at 9:00 AM

Chairperson of Organizing Committee: Mr Girdhari Kheterpal
Founding President (Montreal) and
Formal National President
National Association of Canadians of Origin in India ( NACOI )

Public Relation Officer: Prof Pavitar Singh Bhandhari
Institute for Understanding Sikhism
Former Secretary, National Association of Canadians of Origin in India (NACOI)
Vice President of India Canada Association
Founder of Unity Day Parade (2003)

Major Sponsor of the Conference: Mr Jaswinder Singh Rana
Managing President, SGR INDUSTRIES (BLEACHING)
Vice-President, Sh. Guru Ravidas Temple
Affiliated Member of National Association of Canadians of Origin in India (NACOI)
Vice-President of Unity Day Parade (2003)

PRELIMINARY SESSION 9:30 - 10:00 AM
Améthyste Conference Room, Radisson Hotel Laval

Stage Secretary: Dr Parminder Singh Chahal, PhD,
Laval, Quebec

Welcome to the Delegates and Participants
and
Welcome to the Guest of Honor: Bibi Kiranjot Kaur,
Official Representative of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Amritsar, India

Sabd
Bhai Satnam Singh
Gurdwara Sahib Quebec, Montreal, Quebec

Presentation of Research Papers

Session I: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chairperson : Dr Jit Singh Chandan,
New York, USA
Co-Chairperson: Mr Devinder Singh Kaura,
Laval, Quebec

10:00 - 10:25 AM
Guru Granth Sahib and the Sikh World-View
Dr Dharam Singh, PhD,
Professor Encyclopedia of Sikhism,
Punjabi University, Patiala, India

10:30 -10:55 AM
Doctrine of Soul in Gurbani
Dr Avtar Singh Dhaliwal, MD,
Johnson City, Tennessee, USA

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Universal Acceptability of Nanakian Philosophy
Prof Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD,
IUS, Laval, QC, Canada

11:30 - 11: 55 AM
Ethics in Sikhism
Dr Jodh Singh,MD,
New York, USA

Lunch Break: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

 

Presentation of Research Papers

Session II: 1:00 - 3:15 PM

Chairperson: Dr Surinder Singh Sidhu
Brahmpton, Ontario
Co-Chairperson: Miss Deepinder Chahal
Laval, Quebec

1:00 - 1:15 AM
Contributions of the Institute for Understanding Sikhism:
Dr Parminder Singh Chahal, PhD
Biotechnology Montreal
Research Institute, Montreal

1:15 - 1:40 PM
Ego
Dr Jit  Singh Chandan, PhD,
New York, USA

1:45 - 2:10 PM
Is Akhand Paath Devotion or Disgrace?
Mr Harcharan Singh, Editor,
Sikh Virsa, Calgary, Alberta

2:15 - 2:40 PM
Recitation of Gurbani
Mr Gurdev Singh Sangha,
Kitchener, Ontario

2:45 - 3:10 PM
Guru Granth Worship the Sikh Way
Dr Harbans Lal, PhD,
Texas, USA

Tea / Coffee Break: 3:15 - 3:45 PM

 

Presentation of Research Papers

Session III: 3:45 -5:15 PM

Chairperson: Mr. Abnash Singh
McGill University, Montreal
Co-Chairperson: Miss Ruby Kaura
Laval, Quebec

3.45 - 4.10 PM
Challenges in Interpretation of Gurbani
Mr. Nirmal Singh Nilvi, MSc,
Dallas, TX, USA

4:15 - 4:40 PM
Message of the Aad Guru Granth Sahib via Electronic Media
Col Permaindar Singh Randhawa,
Chandigarh, India

4:45 - 5:00 PM
Experiences in Translation of the Aad Guru Granth Sahib in German.
Dr Jarnail Singh, PhD,
Ottawa, Ontario

5:05 - 5:30 PM
If the Granth is Guru, Do the Sikhs Follow it?
Mr Gurcharan Singh Bhatia
DDO, Quebec

Release of IUS Books 5:35 - 5.45 PM

Mrs Kiranjot Kaur, Official Representative of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Amritsar, will be releasing the IUS Books:

1. JAP: The Essence of Nanakian Philosophy , Devinder Singh Chahal
2. Sabd Guru to Granth Guru: An In-depth Study , Devinder Singh Chahal