Nishaan is an inter-uni Sikh Society network, run by students for students. It aims to bring Sikhs together to learn about Sikh ideology, culture and history, as well as facilitating an environment for students to network.
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The semester kicked of with a fun social to give everyone a chance to meet students from other universities. The event was held at Bloomsbury Lanes and following the bowling, there was a nice meal.
Every year, students from across the capital get together at Shepherds Bush Gurdwara to make food for the homeless. We then set out and distribute it in Central London. It gave us a great opportunity to do some seva whilst meeting new people!
We enjoyed three blissful evenings of Shabd Gurbani this term. Kirtan Darbars were hosted by UCL, Reading and Queen Mary.This aim of the event was to students from across the capital under the the hymns of the Guru Granth Sahib Jee.
Nishaan was founded in 2011-12 by 23 students from 9 Universities: UCL, KCL, City, Queen Mary, Imperial, Kingston, Herts, Westminster and LSE.
“Nishaan works to bring together Sikh Students and member Sikh societies with the intention of providing a relaxed environment for students to share an educational, spiritual and social experience of Sikhi at their own pace, resulting in positive life changes.”
The founding principle of the Nishaan network is that it is exclusively organised by students and for students. The Nishaan structure is based on self-dependence, giving students control over their network and for there to be collective decision making.
“The aim of life, according to the Sikhs Gurus, is not to get salvation or a heavenly abode called Paradise, but to develop the best in us which is God.” (Principle Teja Singh)
Nishaan events are a brilliant way to meet Sikh students from other universities, as well as attending amazing events that you can learn so much from.