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Liv - Free Akal Takht - Looking Back - Forging On

Tuesday
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9
February
2016
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We were once free. Our sovereign institutions were answerable only to the Guru and the Divine. Today the Akal Takht, built by Guru Harigobind Sahib, is under the laws of the Indian state. We are the world's only major faith without our own sovereign institution, the only faith whose central authority is legislated by an outside government. Imagine having our own sovereign institution, open and responsible. Imagine being proud of how the Panth is run? Imagine having a say in how your faith is governed? Imagine a Free Akal Takht. About the Presenters: Santbir Singh is a avid student of Sikh history and philosophy. He has taught and spoken at retreats, conferences and youth camps for well over a decade and a half. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife and two children. Amrita Kaur is a Sikh activist interested in issues regarding Sikh sovereignty. She is a medical doctor and currently resides and practices in Hamilton.

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Ami Dang

Vocalist, Sitarist, & Composer

Amrita “Ami” Kaur Dang is a vocalist, sitarist, and composer/producer from Baltimore, MD, and her family hails from Panjab & New Delhi, India.

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Santbir Singh

Research Associate

Santbir Singh is a Research Associate with SikhRI. He is currently doing his Ph.D. in Sociology at York University. His graduate research focuses on Sikh activism and the inherent relationship between Sikhi and anarchism explored through historical and contemporary Sikh movements, such as the Kisān Morcha (Farmer’s Protests) of 2020-2021. 

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