is the mouthpiece of World Sikh Foundation (founded in 1960) and The
Amar Singh Chhatwal Sikh Trust (2002) incorporation Sikh Cultural
early 1960, Dr. JIT
Singh Chandan who was a student at Wigan Technical College at Wigan,
conceived the idea of forming The Sikh Cultural Society of Great
started publication of The Sikh Courier. He was helped in this by Dr
Bittoo. Mr Amar Singh Chhatwal got involved in Sikh Courier soon after
arrival in UK in 1962.
In 1965, when both Dr JIT Singh and Dr Ajit Singh
for USA and Canada respectively and Mr Chhatwal took over the entire
of Sikh Courier. Initially
Dr JIT and Dr
Ajit were co-editors. After Dr JIT's departure to USA, Dr Ajit enlisted
help of Mrs Pamela Wylam who later became Manjit Kaur. They both were
till 1965 when Dr Ajit left for Canada. Manjit Kaur edited the magazine
1969 when she was joined by Mr Inderjit Singh (now Lord Inderjit).
Manjit Kaur's departure in 1980, Mr Inderjit became the editor till
present Chief Editor, Dr S.S.Kapoor took over these duties in 1984 and
current editor.The entire
management of Sikh Courier e.g. Fund collection, advertisements,
distribution etc. was handled by Mr Amar Singh Chhatwal from his
was through his full
time devotion and toil that this magazine continued publication until
then, his daughter Harjas Babli Bharara has taken over the management
this she has been joined by Dr Amarjit Singh Chopra. Initially Sikh
International was a quarterly magazine. Since 2004 it has become
to constraints of reducing advertising revenues and other income. Also
publication and postage has gone up a lot. At present over 1000 copies
printed and distributed to individuals and libraries all over the
been the policy of World Singh Foundation to publish purely religious
on Sikh Religion.
with the times we are starting a website where our magazine would be
regularly and will be available to users of internet.
copies of previous issues are in the links below.
Babli Chhatwal MA, Dr A S Chopra FRCP
Generous donations are solicited for this noble cause.
Our account number is:
Barclays Bank Plc
Account Name: The World Sikh Foundation, Sikh Courier International
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