6. Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji – Timeline

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 20 November 1920.

Satguru Jagjit Singh was born like a divine light in jail – like conditions at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

22 August 1959

Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh was requested to adorn gur-gaddi as per the wishes of late Satguru Partap Singh Ji to provide spiritual enlightenment to the panth.

10 September 1959
Ceremonial Dastarbandi of Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji took place at Sri Bhaini Sahib after the concluding function in memory of Satguru Partap Singh Ji.

12 September 1959
On this day Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji, for the first time rode in his car with white triangular flag flying on it and visited all the historical places of religious importance including Akal Bunga in Sri Bhaini Sahib and started his journeys after performing supplicatory prayer i.e. Ardas. And paid his maiden visit to Ludhiana-Jandiala (Jalandhar) and back to Sri Bhaini Sahib.

11 October 1959
Hoisted the flag on the occasion of Dussehra celebration at Ludhiana and delivered very impressive and philosophical discourse on Ramayana.

13 October 1959
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji gave his first speech, addressing learned delegates of 3rd All India Writes Conference at Ludhiana

1st to 11th January 1961
First visit to Thailand.

1961
Completion of 1.25 Lakh Paths of Sri Adi Granth Sahib at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

7 October 1961
Arrived in Bangkok from Delhi

12 October 1961
Bangkok to Tokyo. First visit to Japan to attend World Vegetarian Conference. Addressed the students of Tokyo University on universal religion on 17.10.1961. and quoted Gurbani from Sri Adi Granth Sahib.

19 October 1961
Tokyo to Hongkong by air.

22 October 1961
Hongkong to Bangkok by air.

28 October 1961
Bangkok to Calcutta by air.

16 December 1961
Visited Lahore, Pakistan by car for a day to meet seriously ill Maulvi Fazal Mohammed, an expert in repairing the musical instruments.

24 March 1962
S.Partap Singh Kairon the then Chief Minister of undivided Punjab visited Hola Mohalla at Baja-Khana, District Faridkot and sorted out his misconceptions.

17 April to 15 May 1962
Bombay to Mombasa (Kenya) by sea. This was the first visit to East African.

1962
During raining season, river Ghaghar was over flooding in Sri Jiwan Nagar area and people became panicky. Sri Satguru Ji stood with them on the embankment day and night and encouraged to strengthen it. Subsequently no loss of life or property occurred in the area.

1962
Sri Satguru Ji converted Weekly Nawan Hindustan into Daily Punjabi News paper published from Delhi.

3 June 1963
Anand Shatabadi was celebrated at village Khote and 149 Anand Karaj were solemnised on this occasion, the most simple marriages in the world.

9 June 1963
Sri Satguru Ji sent his blessings through a letter to first President of independent Kenya, Mr. Jomo Kenyatta.

1964
Sri Satguru Ji consented to be the President of Punjab branch of World Peace Council.

23 March 1965
Gopal Rattan was conferred on Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji by Government of India during Go- Samvardhan Sammelan held at Hyderabad.

27 August 1967

Nairobi to London on the first visit to U.K.

December 1969
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji’s second visit to UK

1971
Celebrations of Centenary of Hola Mohalla at Sri Anandpur Sahib. And centenary of Namdhari Martyrs at Raikot, Amritsar and Ludhiana.

1971
Started 2nd series of 1.25 Lakh Paths of Sri Adi Granth Sahib at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

July 1971
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji’s third visit to UK.

1972
Centenary of Malerkotla martyrs and deportation of Satguru Ram Singh commemorated by Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji in India, Thailand, East Africa and U.K. Shatabadi News, a monthly magazine in connection with the centenaries started.

July 1972
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji’s fourth visit to UK. Centenary of Malerkotla martyrs and deportation of Satguru Ram Singh commemorated by Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji in England

1973
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji with large number of Namdhari Sikhs participated in the Kar-Seva of Sarover at Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar.

1974
Completion of 1.25 Lakh Paths of Sri Adi Granth Sahib at village Sant Nagar during Jap Prayog.

July 1974
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji pays visit to UK

1975
Death centenary of Suba Sahib Singh was commemorated at – Hazaribagh (Jharkhand) jail.

1975
3rd series of 1.25 Lakh Paths started at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

June 1976
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji pays visit to UK

August 1976
The newspapers of U.K. published news with headlines mentioning Satguru Jagjit Singh as Rainmaker and Rain – God. The worst ever drought in England and Wales in last 500 years was predicted and there was no chance of rain in the near future. With the blessings and prayers of Sri Satguru Ji, it started raining on 27 August 1976, much to the relief of British authorities and people.

1976
Commencement of Kar-Seva of Ramsar (Sarover) Sri Bhaini Sahib by Sri Satguru Ji to reshape it.

1971 to 1977
Participated in World Vegetarian Conference in 1971 at Hague (Holland) in 1973 Sweden, Sri Lanka and Chicago (USA) in 1975. And in 1957, 1967 and 1976 in India. From 20 to 23 November 1976, 24th World Vegetarian Convention was held in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

25 November 1977
Dr. Suchat, Peace Ambassador of Thailand visited Sri Bhaini Sahib and presented Golden Emblem, books and rosaries on behalf of King of Thailand.

1970s
Sri Satguru Ji arranged Sangeet Sammelans ( Classical Music Concerts of renowned artists) in memory of Satguru Partap Singh Ji in Delhi, Mumbai, Aurangabad and Lucknow.

1978
Laid foundation of World International Peace Conference Hall in Bangkok in the presence of representatives of 48 countries.

1979
Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji declared his support to the Congress Party which is led by Smt. Indira Gandhi.

1980
Smt. Indira Gandhi with the blessings of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji got elected Shri H.S.Hanspal to Rajya Sabha from Punjab.

1981
Sri Satguru Ji blessed Smt. Indira Gandhi at a reception in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

1981
Sri Satguru Ji constituted Vishwa Namdhari Istri Vidyak jatha.

1981
Shaheed Bishan Singh Memorial School established by Sri Satguru Ji in Mansarover Garden, New Delhi and Satguru Partap Singh Academy at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

1981
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji pays visit to UK

1983
Under the patronage of Sri Satguru Ji, 3rd World Punjabi Conference (Regd.) was held at Bangkok (Thailand).

February 1983
With the blessings of His Holiness Smt. Indira Gandhi nominated S. Sulakhan Singh in the Metropolitan Council of Delhi.

1st August 1983
Guru Hari Singh College established in Sri Jiwan Nagar (Harayana)

1984
Hola Mohalla in U.K. in Birmingham.

1985
Hola Mohalla in Dar-es-lam (Tanzania).

1985
With the blessings and encouragement of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji, Sri Uday Singh started seed production in Bangalore.

1986
First Jap Paryog of one year started at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

1990-91
Satguru Partap Singh Birth centenary celebrated. Vice President Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma was the Chief Guest at a seminar in FICCI Auditorium, New Delhi.

16 July 1991
By-pass Heart surgery of Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji was performed by Dr. I.K.Ross at Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia. Four conditions put by Sri Satguru Ji were strictly observed (i) No hair cut to be done on His Holiness body, (ii) No spirits to be used before, during or after the operation done, (iii) No blood transfusion (iv) Only male nurses shall attend His Holiness.

8.11.1992
Sri Satguru. Ji laid the foundation of Sports Complex at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

1992
Namdhari Seeds started its in-house publication ‘Namdhari Samachar.’

3.12.1992
With the blessings of His Holiness SATJUG Weekly started its publication from Delhi.

24.6.1992
Sri Satguru Ji laid the foundation stone of Namdhari Shaheedi Samarak at Malerkotla in the presence of Chief Minister of Punjab S.Beant Singh.

9 April 1994
Under the patronage of His Holiness, World Punjabi Conference (Regd.) held in Sapru House, Bara Khamba Road New delhi.

3 to 6 February 1994
7th World Religious Conference was organized by Maharaj Rajinder Singh in New Delhi His Excellency Dalai Lama presided, Sn Satguru Ji attended it as the Chief Guest.

25 September 1995
Namdhari Martyrs were remembered at World Sikh Conference held in Golden Temple Complex Amritsar. Namdhari Sikhs representing His Holiness on this occasion were honoured.

January 1997
Research Scholar Jaswinder Singh sent to Burma by His Holiness for finding out the places where Satguru Ram Singh was kept during his confinement.

1997
Completion of 3rd series of Paaths & 4th series of Paaths started

1997
Satguru Ram Singh Chair established in Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi.

19-21 July 1997
Under the patronage of His Holiness Sri Satguru Ji 5th World Punjabi Conference (Regd.) organized in Milwaukee (USA).

1997
Sri Satguru Ji honoured in Parliament House of UK by Hon’ble Swaraj Paul, member House of Lords UK.

3 August 1997
Sri Satguru Ji paid visit to Swami Narayan temple, Neasden, England.

24 August 1997
Inaugurated Modern International School, Bangkok

28 March 1999
Sri Satguru Ji led the 35 km long procession of Namdhari Sikhs to Anandpur Sahib on the occasion of Third Centenary of birth of Khalsa. S Parkash Singh Badal Chief Minister of Punjab received and welcomed Sri Satguru Ji at Anandpur Sahib. Head Priest presented Saropa to Sri Satguru Ji

1999
Participated in the Kar-Sewa of Durgiana Temple, Amritsar.

1999
Namdhari Guru Ram Singh Chair established at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. S Parkash Singh Badal CM welcomed Sri Satguru Ji.

1 August 1999
Representatives of Sri Satguru Ji participated in the Council for Parliament of World Religions at Cape Town, South Africa.

June 2000
Sri Satguru Ji sent a contingent group of Namdhari Sikhs to visit i Maynmar (Burma) to locate the places of confinement of Sri Satguru Ram Singh Ji.

28 to 31 August 2000
His Holiness participated in the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held in UN General Assembly Hall, New York. USA.

28 October 2000
Foundation Stone of Sri Satguru Pratap Singh Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana laid by Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji, Sri L K Advani Deputy Prime Minister unveiled the foundation stone, S Parkash Singh Badal CM of Punjab presided over and Sri Sheikh Abdullah and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa were guests of honour on the occasion.

12 to 14 June 2002
Representatives of Sri Satguru Ji participated in Council of World Religions at its founding meeting in Bangkok ( Thailand)

28 March 2005
His Holiness opened the OPD Services of Satguru Partap Singh Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana.

29 March 2005
Prime Minister of India, Dr, Manmohan Singh formally inaugurated Satguru Pratap Singh Apollo Hospital, Ludhian. Sri. Satguru Ji graced the occasion by his benevolent presence

April 2007
Satguru Jagjit Singh hoisted the flag at Sri Bhaini Sahib during celebration of ISO years of Kuka Movement and creation of Sant Khalsa by Satguru Ram Singh Ji on 12.4 1857.

14th October 2008.
His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji endorses the release of CDs of Sri Ada Guru Granth Sahib

December 2008
With blessing of Satguru Ji, the Kuka Movement finally got the status of freedom fighters
after more than 150 years, when union government recognised their contribution to freedom struggle.

22nd December 2008 The Indian prime minister unveiled a portrait of Satguru Ram Singh Ji in the parliament of India. His holiness Sri Satguru Jajit Singh Ji graced the occasion.

2009
Portrait of Satguru Ram Singh Ji and six other dignitaries unveiled in the Central Hall of Parliament by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. His Holiness Sri Satguru Ji with hundreds of Namdhari Sikhs graced the occasion. Hon’ble Abdul Hamid Ansari Vice President of India, Speaker Sri Som Nath Chatterjee, Sri L K Advani, Leader of opposition, Ministers of Central Government and Hon’ble MPs were present. These portraits are placed in Parliament House Museum in Library Complex.

22.8.2009
His Holiness Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji completes his successful 50 years of Gur-gaddi.

Asu Mela 2011
His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji endorses the release of PARAM PRATAPI PRATIMAVLI

Asu Mela of 2011 During the annual asu mela  , HH Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji presided during the official openning ceremony of Satguru Ram Singh Miniature Theme Park: Kuka-Sangram

December 2011
His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh opens the Sri Satguru Partap Singh Vidyalla library in Sri Bhaini Sahib.

5 Oct 2012
With blessing of Satguru ji, coins are released by Indian Government to mark the 150 years of Kuka Movement depicting Satguru Ram Singh Ji and Namdhari Sikhs on Rs 100 and Rs 5 coins.

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HIS HOLINESS SRI SATGURUJAGJIT SINGH JI STOPPED BREATHING AT 6.28 PM INDIA TIME TODAY, 13TH DECEMBER 2012. THE CREMATION (SASKAAR) TOOK PLACE AT SRI BHAINI SAHIB ON 14TH DECEMBER 2.00 PM INDIA TIME. THE BHOG SAMAGHAM WAS ON SUNDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2012 IN SRI BHAINI SAHIB.

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