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Found this on sikhsangat.com


Waheguru Ji Ki Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

I received an official statement from 'Mata Sahib Kaur Sikh Academy' regarding the financial situation and structure, I have pasted a copy of the statement below.

Guru Roop Saadsangat Jeo

The following is a short summary of the financial situation that the Mata Sahib Kaur Sikh Academy is currently experiencing :

Waheguru Jee Ka Khalsa Waheguru Jee Ke Fateh

In July 2008 a loan of 1.2million for two years was taken out with Natwest bank, in conjunction with the purchase of the Mata Sahib Kaur Sikh Academy. With the grace of Akaal Purkh Waheguru and thanks to the Saadsangat not only across the UK, but Worldwide, all the Quarterly repayments to Natwest bank have always been made on time and over 200,000 has been spent on the total refurbishment and additions of the Academy since it’s purchase.

This loan agreement expired in July 2010, with the bank (Due to the worldwide financial climate/recession and restructuring of banks) calling in the whole of the outstanding amount of 1.2million. With continous negogiations the bank then extended the deadline for full repayment of the outstanding debt to the end of September 2010.

However, with the continous help of the Saadsangat an improved business plan with the addition of a pre-school nursery was submitted to Natwest bank, and thankfully the amount required to restructure the loan agreement was agreed to be 300,000; incorporating a deadline of 31st December 2010, with which the bank agreed.

With Guru Maharaj’s beant kirpa a sum of 150,000 has been arranged and this leaves a shortfall of just 150,000. Although the deadline has once again expired, the idea is to forward all the outstanding amount to Natwest bank ASAP, as it is collected, hopefully within the next 14 days; before the case is passed to the Bank’s Recovery Dept, which would make it virtually impossible to secure a deal on the previously agreed terms.

This is a humble baentee to all Saadsangat that today on the day we celebrate the pavitar avtar divas of Dhan Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee Maharaj, please, please, please look inside ourselves and with the Guru’s kirpa be brave and give any amount you can to save our true mothers house, always remembering and rejoicing in the thought that our amazing father gave their all for us.


Waheguru Jee Ka Khalsa Waheguru Jee Ke Fateh

Below are the bank account details for those members of the sangat who which to make a donation towards saving the academy:

Payee Details:

Account Name: SCYS Ilford

Reference: The Academy

Sort Code: 01-08-15

Account Number: 53596595

There will be an urgent meeting being held at Mata Sahib Kaur Sikh Academy on Wednesday 12th January at 8:00PM. This will be to discuss the financial situation and for the sangat to ask any questions they may have, the meeting is open to all sangat, below are the Academy details for those wishing to attend

Mata Sahib Kaur Academy

8 Oaks Lane

Newbury Park





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tomorrow is the deadline, The academy is an amazing place doing so much gurmat parchar to the youth, it will be a tremendous loss and blow to the panth and not to mention the kids if it closes down.



Gurfateh Jee with the beant kirpa of Dhan Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj I am overjoyed to inform that I have just come home from the Academy after being blessed with the amazing darshan of our Guru Sahib's at amritvela and been informed by the Sevadaars from the Seva Team that the total collected has now

reached an outstanding £52,300. This is an unbelievable

achievment in such a short space of time, once again all the Sevadaar, the Sangat and all the Children of the Academy would from the bottom of their hearts sincerly like to thank first and foremost, Dhan Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj and then all the Guru Roop SaadSangat from across the whole world. Not just for their daswand (every £1 given is just as important as every £1,000, just as the great oceans are made of small raindrops, every great achievment is the result of every single action) but just as importantly for their concern and guidance for the future.

Hopefully this beacon, our true mothers Academy can act as a shining light in this dark age of kaljug to help end our infighting once and for all and unite us eternally under one Nishan Sahib just as Dhan Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee Maharaj blessed us to.

The Sevadaar from the Academy would like to do a baentee once again to all the SaadSangat, please come to the Academy, or ring the Seva Team on 07540 646982 for any info whatsoever regarding any aspect of the historical/current situation of the Academy, but please do not argue, swear, abuse, falsify statements,try to create doubts in the sangat or fight each other (We are all blessed to have the same JOT of Akaal Purakh Waheguru inside us) via this or any other thread on this forum Sikhsangat(Without whose amazing Seva and coverage none of this awareness worldwide would have been possible) as this is exactly what the dream of the Academy was over two years ago - to keep children away from these same evils that have poisioned our breath taking Khalsa Panth.

With Maharaj's Apaar Kirpa although there still seems to be virtually an impossible task ahead of us, but if we truly believe in the power of our pavitar Ardas and the unity of the supreme Khalsa Fauj, there is nothing that isn't possible in Maharaj's Hukam.

So please lets all make one last push to do as much as we can, to give as much as we can and instead of trying to continously dig and dig for answers to questions that do not exist, lets concentrate all the forthcoming posts on this thread to postively achieve together in Guru Jee's Charan.

A few weeks ago one of the Sevadaar from the academy told me that when they were originally blessed with the Seva at the Academy there was vichar amongst the Sangat regarding the name for the academy. Somebody from the Sangat stepped up and said "Mata Sahib Kaur Sikh Academy - what we need today more than anything is a true MOTHER to save her wayward children" there was a very wholesome Jakara from all present !

Dhan Guru Dhan Guru Pyarae


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I dont want to sound negative here but why are we going into debt ?

There are over 300+ gurudawaras in the UK , couldnt Mata Sahib Academy be opened in one of the Gurudawaras ?

Every where you go all you see / hear is , need sangats donations , need money for this , etc...

why open at such a big scale , why not utilise the resources we already have ?

Kema da jachak heh

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Sikhs are the most succesfull community in the UK; How come they are always begging for money???

The reason is that as INDIVIDUALS we are succesful, but we have very weak INSTITUTIONS/ORGANISATIONS.

We have bit-part 'representative' groups but they seem just be self-promotional or just have one track fixed agendas.

Just take the Jewish community as an example to follow. Both as individuals and as a group.

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Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji the total raised now is £63,600.

We would like to thank everybody that has contributed so far, the response and love we have received from the sangat worldwide has been amazing, the greatness of Guru Sahib's sangat is beyond words.

I would like to do a humble bentee to the worldwide sangat to continue supporting and donating however much they can, for those who have already donated we ask that you spread the word to family and friends who may not know about the situation and ask them to donate as much as they can, no amount is too big or too small.

We would also like to thank all the Sikh media that have helped in this cause, Sikh TV, Sikh Channel, Sangat TV and Sikhsangat have all shown a desire to help and contribute towards saving our true mothers home.

I would like to bring to the attention of the worldwide sangat that the children of 'Mata Sahib Kaur Sikh Academy' will tonight be taking part in a live broadcast on Sikh Channel sky 840 from 8.00pm till 9.30pm. All sangat are requested to watch, for those who do not or have not had the chance to attend the academy this will be an opportunity to see first hand what the children of the academy are like.

Once again please please keep up your support, this is your academy as it is named after YOUR mother.


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