One of my favorite people to talk to, is Gurdeep Pandher. When we chat, I truly am left with joy. Gurdeep had the idea that we share some insight behind Sikh Heritage Month in Canada. This kind gentleman takes us on a tour through the history of his faith, and how it’s important to share joy and take in community and ensure everyone is taken care of.
Gurdeep Pandher Banghra and Joy is a gift to Canadians. Wait, no, Gurdeep Pandher Banghra and Joy is a gift to the world! Bhangra is the traditional dance of Punjab. It is native to the Punjabi nation. A long time ago, Punjabi-Sikh farmers started to use different aspects of farming to create a dance form. This farming influenced style of dance celebrates food-growing, harvesting and relationship to the land, which they later called Bhangra.
I love this quote Gurdeep’s website:
Sometimes we have to turn all the electronic devices off to disconnect from the outside world so that we can connect with nature and dance to open our hearts to the fullest. In addition to learning about the Sikh faith, I do attempt to say (with his kind help) Gurdeep’s name properly. AND Ryan O’Donnell and Brendan Kelly both try as well. Let’s just say that Brendan is far more natural than we are!
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Gurdeep, as much as I did.