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Duration:  8 minutes, 43 seconds
Release Date:  June 2003
Directed & Edited by:  Sartaj Singh Dhami


At Vaisakhi celebrations in 2003, Singh Sabha Gurudwara of Virginia had a ground breaking ceremony.  This symbolized the commitment by both Singh Sabha’s management and the Sangat to create a new Gurudwara in the suburbs of the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Just like for any Gurudwara ground breaking ceremony, some may comment that it is the start of a new place of worship for the Sikh community.  However the ground breaking ceremony of any Gurudwara also has a much deeper meaning:  the preservation of one’s roots.

“Roots” reflects on the connection between the establishment of Gurudwaras in today’s modern area and the history of Sikhism, which has its own roots based on the concepts service, truthfulness, and sacrifice.

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