The celebrations of the 550th anniversary of the birth of the Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder and first guru of Sikhism, began in India in Autumn last year. This summer we will celebrate the Guru’s life and enduring legacy through an exploration of his spiritual teachings and lasting impact.

This half day of events will open with a recitation of the Mool Mantar with musical accompaniment followed by a talk from Virinder Kalra exploring the birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his links to other spiritual traditions.

A thought-provoking panel discussion featuring Eleanor Nesbitt, Amerjit Chandan and Mahmood Awan will examine the impact of Guru Nanak Dev Ji on literature and society followed by a talk from Jasjit Singh on ‘The Radical Reformer: Celebrating the life and legacy of Guru Nanak’.

The day will draw to an end with a talk from Ravi Singh, CEO of Khalsa Aid, on the impact of the Guru Nanak on his own life, before Keertan Rehal brings the day to a magnificent close with a Kirtan recital.

By purchasing a ticket to this event you are entitled to attend any or all of the scheduled sessions listed below. Attendees may leave and return to the event at any time to attend sessions based on personal preference. 

Schedule of Events

13:30 – 14:00

Recitation of the Mool Mantar by Kirit Singh

14:00 – 14:30

Talk: Spirituality & Sikhism with Virinder Kalra

14:30 – 15:30

Panel Discussion: The Impact of Guru Nanak on Literature & Society with Amerjit Chandan, Mahmood Awan and Eleanor Nesbitt

15:30 – 15:50

Break

15:50 – 16:50

Talk: The Radical Reformer – Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Guru Nanak with Jasjit Singh

16:50 – 17:20

Talk: The Personal Impact of Guru Nanak with Ravi Singh

17:20 – 17:40

Kirtan Recital with Keertan Rehal