Bhai Chanan Singh Memorial Lectures

Prof. Pritam Singh has made an endowment with the Sadan to arrange every year a lecture in the memory of his father Bhai Chanan Singh.

The 16th Lecture on "Community and Nation: The Sikhs and Indian Nationalism in Late Colonial Punjab" by Prof. K. L. Tuteja and presided over by Prof. Sucheta Mahajan on November, 4th 2016. Report>>

The 15th Lecture on "Sikh and the Idea of Excellence" by Prof. Rakesh Batabyal (Centre of Media Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi), Presided over by Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar, Guest of Honour Prof. Balbir Sahni (Concordia University, Canada) on Thursday, Aurust 27, 2015. >>Report

The 14th Lecture on "Guru Nanak's Contribution to Indian Philosophical Thought" by Prof. N. Muthu Mohan (Centre of Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar) on Friday, November 14, 2014. >>Report

The 13th Lecture by Prof.Mark Juergensmerer (Director, Orfalea Centre for Global & International Studies. University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) on Thursday, November 28, 2013. >>Report

The 12th Lecture by Prof. Himadri Banerji (Head Guru Nanak Chair, Jadavpur University, West Bengal) on 23rd Nov. 2012 "Sikh diaspora in Eastern and North eastern India" >>Report

The 11th Lecture by Dr. Mary E. John (Director, Centre for Women's Development Studies) on "Gender Paradoxes among the Sikhs in Comparative Perspective" on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. >>Report

The 10th lecture was delivered by Prof. Imtiaz Ahmad (Jawaharlal Nehru University) “SIKHISM OF THE GURU GRANTH” on Thursday, 10th March, 2011. >>Report

The 9th lecture was delivered by Prof. Nadhra Shahbaz Naeem “Sikh Heritage in Lahore: Dera Sahib Complex” on 2009. >>Report

The 8th lecture was delivered by Dr. I.N. Choudhuri “Dharma: Sikh Values and Contemporary Crisis on 2008

The 7th lecture was delivered by Prof. Pervaiz Vandal “Colonial Lahore and Bhai Ram Singh” on 2007

The 6th lecture was delivered by Ambassador Bal Anand, I.F.S. (Retd.) “The Dynamics of Sikh Diaspora since Independence” on 2006

The 5th lecture was delivered by Prof. Namwar Singh “Need to transcend Religious Boundaries” on 2005

The 4th Bhai Chanan Singh Memorial Lecture was delivered by Prof. Barun De of Kolkata in 2004, which was presided over by Prof. B. R. Nanda (Padam Vibhushan).

The 3rd lecture in the series was delivered by Prof. B. N. Goswami in 2003, which was presided over by Dr. L. M. Singhvi, M.P. and former Indian High Commissioner to U.K.

The 2nd lecture was delivered by Prof. Hew McLeod of the University of New Zealand, Dunedin in 2002, which was presided over by S. Khushwant Singh.

The 1st lecture On Martyrdom & its Contexts: Contemporary Reflections on Sikh Tradition by Prof. Dipankar Gupta of Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2002, which was presided over by Prof. J. S. Grewal.

He came this way;
that way he went;
I saw him and I lost him.
He was but now before my eyes;
He has just gone that way.
He has just gone,
and cannot yet return.
Ask me not what I am doing
in the open in the rain,
sunshine and storm!
Touch me not, advise me not!
He came this way;
that way he went.
I saw him and I lost him.
He was just before my eyes;
I am not searching for him,
I am but looking the way he went;
They said he would not return;
But my left hand shades my eyes,
And I look my eyelids
do not droop on the road
that he has gone.
- Bhai Vir Singh

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