Youth tied to new trend

Youth tied to new trend

NEW STYLES0F TYING THE TURBAN, AGEAROF PRIDE FOR THE SIKHS, AREBEING TAUGHT IN VACATION CLASSES

Charanjit Singh Teja vacations meant for train- trained for a week costs a initiative of training boys in ing the young boys in tur- student Rs 1000. turban is not just a ban tying. Manjit Singh informs Balwinder piece of cloth meant is One such training center that most youngsters want ofa local gurdwara com- cover the head but the Turban learn the Niku style of mittee says, “The turban is Academy where new styles turban tying though the a matter of pride for of tying the turban are Patiala Shahi, Malwai Pagg, the Gurus in Sikhism, a Punjabis. The popular taught. One of its trainers, Bhagat Singh style, Dumala Sikh cannot be identified Punjabi saying, “dastaar’ Manjit Singh, has been and Bhangra turban styles without a the (turban) guftar’ (way of coaching the youngsters for are also in demand. talking) and raftaar’ (pres- the last two years, having “Turban is a part of our ence of mind ascertain a earned a specialisation in cultural legacy Punjabi forgetting their own. We person’s personality. Niku’, or the Punjabi youth are forgetting the organise turban training Punjabi youth have singer style, turban. The pride associated with tying camps and turban competi academy credits itself for of the turban. In such a sce- tions on Baisakhi and other always been conscious about the way they dress having trained more than nario, these kinds of efforts festivals to eneourage up and the tying of a turban 2400people in the last two help revive a dying culture,” them. The response from says Amardeep Singh, a the youth has been very is an art in itself. Wanting years and is currently cultural activist. training boys in groups of to specialise in it, Bathinda Some Gurdwara commit Seems like a new trend is is seeing a spurt in classes five each in six or seven tees have also taken up the in the making. batches daily. Getting held during the summer

Manjeet Singh Ferozpuria 9027400004

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Ferozpuria Turban training Centre

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