Guru Teghbahadar Sahib:

The Benevolent Warrior

4th Illumination Centennial

Presented By SikhRI

The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is a charitable organization with a mission to connect people with the teachings of Sikhi. Since 2003, SikhRI has been making Sikh education accessible to anyone and presenting Gurbani (Wisdom) just the way it is through a variety of mediums, including websites, podcasts, books, courses, events, and social media. 

We celebrated the 400th Parkash Purab of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib with a virtual conference titled “Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: A Benevolent Warrior” in English.



Jasjit Singh

Jasjit Singh Hundal is an Executive Director at a major biopharmaceutical company. His responsibilities include engagement of clinical research facilities around the world.

Jasjit Singh is actively involved in the Sikh community and is a frequent speaker at Interfaith events. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a BSc in Cellular Biology. He currently lives with his family in New Jersey.

Sultan-ul-Duniya Wal-Akhirat: The Sovereign of the World and the Hereafter
Harinder Singh

Harinder Singh is a widely respected educator and thinker who is deeply in love with 1Force, the Oneness that radiates in all. Love and Justice symbiotic paradigm propels him to leverage public awareness for social change. He currently serves as the Senior Fellow, Research & Policy, at the Sikh Research Institute.

Shristi ki Chadar Guru Teghbahadar: The Contemporary Indian Perspectives
Ishmeet Kaur

Dr. Ishmeet Kaur Chaudhry teaches at the Centre for English Studies at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. She was recognised as an Inspired Teacher for The President of India’s In-residence Program at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi in June 2015.

Exploring Death in Salok Mahala 9
Jasleen Kaur

Jasleen is a double UVA grad in Religious Studies, focusing on South Asian Religions through the lens of literature and poetry. She is currently working as a Researcher with SikhRI.

Politics of the Sword Warrior Guru
Surender Pal Singh

Surender Pal Singh is a researcher in Sikh studies. He works at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI), where he develops curriculum, presentations and research papers, and delivers online courses and webinars on Sikh theology, culture and history.

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib Voices: O Mind! Transcend
Inni Kaur

Inni Kaur is Creative Director at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI). She has served SikhRI in several capacities since 2010, including Chair of the Board, and most recently as CEO.

Image courtesy of Kiranjot Kaur

Schedule - Oct. 19

"Revolutionary in Oneness" is a full-day conference. A few insightful speaker sessions will open the day, followed by lunch, tea, and some eye-opening conversations stretching into the afternoon.

Welcome: Inderjit Singh, Executive Director, SikhRI
Opening: Rena Kaur Heer, MC
Welcome: Stephen Dooley, Executive Director, SFU
Nanak started Raj  — Harinder Singh
The spiritual is political; Themes from Guru Nanak Sahib's Asa ki Var — Jasleen Kaur
VahGuru poem recitation — Dr. Manjit Singh
Persian Poetics of Guru Nanak Sahib — Asha Marie Kaur
Lunch Break
Gems, Jewels & Pearls in the Mind — Dr. Jaswant Singh
Guru Nanak Sahib: My Patshah — Inni Kaur
Artful Eye: Using Art to Interpret Sabad — Kiranjot Kaur
Artistic Interpretations — Rena Kaur Heer
Panel Discussion & Q&A
Closing Remarks: Harinder Singh, Co-Founder, SikhRI
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550 Years of Prakash Purab Artistic Impressions

To celebrate the legacy of Guru Nanak Sahib on the 550th Prakash Purab, SikhRI reached out to artists across the globe to create non-portrait-based art flowing from the Sabads or Sakhis of Guru Nanak Sahib. The goal of this project was to create art that not just illustrates, but illuminates. This video showcases the art created for the Nanakshahi550 Celebration.


The conference is made possible with the support of our partners:
Additionally, SikhRI would like to thank our numerous advisors, donors and volunteers for their contributions.



Is the conference free?
Yes! Everyone is welcome to attend, you just have to register first. We're able to do this work thanks to our generous donors and supporters.
Who are the speakers?
Subject matter experts, researchers and content developers from SikhRI will be featured at the conference. Please check back for updates on speakers and topics.
Can I bring my friends / colleagues?
We encourage it. Bring whoever you know that will benefit from a new perspective on Guru Nanak Sahib. Simply follow our registration link and reserve the appropriate number of seats.
Will the conference be streamed online?
We are planning to stream the conference live. Follow SikhRI on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to tune in. Some parts of the day will also be filmed and published in the future.

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About SikhRI
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