There is no doubt about the fact that like other communities, Bhat Sikhs community too has made good progress in various fields of life. But then there remain always an urgent need for self-introspection. As you are aware , there are many old customs, practices & traditions being followed by our community. While some of these customs/practices continue to hold good, there still remain a few others which have become outdated, illogical, harsh and unbearable. And yes, fortunately, only a small number of some of our families may be following such outdated and unwanted customs/practices .
Needless to say that everything we do convey our thoughts & visions behind it which in turn build or tarnish the image & reputation of the whole community.
We sincerely hope & expect that such members of our families, if there be any, would give serious thought & attention to this aspect with a firm determination of bringing an end to such customs/practices, in the larger interest & for good image of our community, especially for our younger generation.
REGARDING OLD CUSTOMS/PRACTICES…
(SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2013)
In pursuance of our objectives, we have been able to conduct a survey as to whether or not we should continue
following old customs such as KHUL KARAN DI RASAM AND MOURVI MAKAAN. It was our humble OPINION that a majority
of members of BHAT SIKH COMMUNITY, especially younger generation, did not favour observing such customs/rassams
on the grounds that these customs/rassams, have already done great damage
then any good to the image and reputation of the Bhat Sikh Community. So it was with this intention, that we sought for
opinion/views of the different segments of the BHAT SIKH COMMUNITY, to ascertain,as to whether or not they intend to disown
such customs/rassams namely KHUL KARAN DI RASSAM & MOURVI MAKAAN.
The above named OPINION POLL was conducted during the period SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2013, by means of personal visit/
contacts, telephonic talk, mobile , emails, etc. both from India & UK. Most of the messages received through
emails regarding this SURVEY OR OPINION POLLS, can be viewed on our WEBSITE (www.bhatsikhcommunity.com)under “COMMENS/FEEDBACK SECTION”. We
take this opportunity to convey our THANKS to our enlightened and progressive viewers who have supported the
spirits of this OPINION POLL, for the good image of the community. We are also thankful to a handful of
those members who are of the views that discontinuation may result in taking us away from our roots. Before we
may report the OUT COME OR RESULT OF THE OPINION POLL, we would like to mention here with all sincerity that
we have all regards for good customs/rassams, practices,no matter how old, as they reminds of our roots.
OUTCOME OF OUR SURVEY/OPINION POLL CONDUCTED FROM SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2013:
WE CONTACTED as many as 40 members of our community from different segments, such as shopkeepers, housewives, students, govt.
employees, doctors, advocates, engineers, retired persons, Granthi sahibans/Katha wachaks, Raggi sehebans, elder members,
etc.etc. to know as to whether or not, they were in favour of continuation of customs/rasams/practices, such as
KHUL KARAN THE RASAM & MOURVI MAKAAN.
WE ARE PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT OUT OF 40 PERSONS CONTACTED BY US , 36 (THIRTY SIX) VOTED AGAINST
FOLLOWING SUCH CUSTOMS/RASAMS WHILE ONLY 4( FOUR) MEMBERS WANTED TO CONTINUE WITH THE EXISTING OLD CUSTOMS/RASSAMS,NAMELY KHUL KARAN DI RASAM AND MOURVI MAKAAN, AS SPECIFIED IN THE OPINION POLL.
JANUARY 11, 2014