**PUNJABI SINGER ‘KANWAR GREWAL’ PERFORMS FOR SIRSA’S ‘SAUDA SAADH’ –
13.08.17, PD Sunday Diwaan | Dhadrianwale
PUNJABI SINGERS AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY MUST PLAY THEIR RESPONSIBLE ROLE
IN SOCIETY VERY SERIOUSLY. SIKHS MUST WAKE-UP AND NOT BE THE VICTIMS OF
On 12 August 2017, Punjabi singer ‘Kanwar Grewal’ conducted a live
performance in front of ‘Sauda Saadh Gurmeet Raam Raheem’ of Sirsa, and
thousands of followers of the so-called “Dera Sacha Sauda”. The decision to
accept such a booking was irresponsible.
Kanwar Grewal recently released a song labelled ‘Zameer’ and from that song
it seemed as though this singer was beginning to change for the better.
Further, he had got married during the ‘Amrit Vela’ early hours of the
morning, he had grown an uncut beard, spoken on the topic of the so-called
“Mast” men who he had previously been singing about – all this was pointing
towards hope. There were indications that he was slowly changing himself,
that he would walk towards Gurmat and, with some luck, hopefully begin
speaking against the false self-proclaimed “Godmen” and the false practises
in society. However, all such hope was shattered when news emerged he would
be performing at ‘Dera Sirsa’.
In his defence, his fans will claim that he chanted ‘Waheguru’ in front of
the Sauda Saadh, but these false “Godmen” already use ‘Waheguru’ and Gurbani
as a means to attract followers. Even the ‘Radhasoami Beas Baba’ misuses
Gurbani to fool naïve people.
Doing, “Waheguru, Waheguru, Waheguru….” at their Dera will not suddenly
change the “Premi” following. This is simply a justification and a means to
fool both the Sauda Saadh followers as well as the Sikhs, to please both
sides. It is ironic the Sauda Saadh management understood the “double-role”
at play and they cut his performance short, but it is disheartening to note
that Sikhs have not developed a sharp enough mind to decipher how we are
Bhai Ranjit Singh Khalsa Dhadrianwale said, “If this singer apologies and
becomes our brother, begins to speak about Gurmat, promises not to go to
these false self-proclaimed ‘Godmen’ in future, then we will honour him.”
“For a few days they had been calling me, requesting to meet me, but after
what has transpired last night, there is no need for me to meet such people
and they can go there now – in any event, there is no need to meet people
like me, they should instead become loyal servants of Guru Ji’s ways.”
“Of course, we will even happily touch their feet if they begin singing
Gurmat, we will openly support them within hundreds of thousands of people
if they begin singing only that which is in line with Gurmat.”
A lot of the Punjabi youth look at these singers as role models. The singers
must exercise their position very responsibly.
Bhai Ranjit Singh Khalsa said, “These singers will have many fans and no
doubt those fans may not like the fact I am saying this, but so be it – I
have already stated recently that I will begin giving my opinion openly on
all current issues so that we are not continuously taken for fools, no
matter what the personal consequences.”
We should listen to the voice of our conscience.