Accomplishments

As a research and action organization dedicated to creating awareness of Sikh culture through various avenues, Na-naksha-hi- is committed to developing products and offering services through its distinguished projects: Virsa- and Sikh Commemoration. This includes creating audio-visual aides, publishing books and multimedia, sponsoring education, archiving manuscripts and periodicals, and recognizing outstanding contributors. These projects have flourished with the support of the community.

Virsa
 

  • Digitized/Preserved over a half a million total folios from various manuscripts, books, newspapers, magazines, and documents.

     
  • Digitized many issues of various periodicals and newspapers including Sant Sipahi, Kaumi Ekta, Dit Singh Magazine, Khalsa Dharam Prakashak, Khalsa Akhbar, The Spokesman Weekly and many others.

     
  • Acquired a majority of the issues of Ajit, Akali Patrika and Hind Samachar published from 1961 to 2005.

     
  • Digitized over twenty books authored by Giani Dit Singh.

     
  • Digitized over one hundred fifty manuscripts of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and other religious texts, such as the inscriptions of Guru Gobind Singh ji, Bhagvat Puran printed in Sanskrit, the Bhagvat Gita printed in 1866, and a few Persian works like the dictionary, Lugat Phirozi.

     
  • Acquired valuable Sikh magazines and many historical books dating back to late 19th century.

     
  • Converted over 75,000 pages of various contemporary and old books, magazines and newspapers to viewable and searchable PDF format.

     
  • Acquired a toolkit of digital equipment including digital cameras ranging from 3.3 to 8 mega pixels, a wide range of high resolution imaging scanners, laptops, digital video cameras and studio lighting system.

 

Sikh Commemoration

 

  • Created "Raba-b-e-Pa˝ja-b" , first board game on Sikh History & Culture and the mystic spirit of Pa˝jab in its various dimensions. Subsidized 1,600 games for Sikh Missionary College's Summer Camps.

     
  • Reproduced "The Sovereign Punjaub," a map of Pa˝jab originally produced by the British in 1848. This map illustrates Pa˝jab as it existed during Maharaja Ranjit Singhĺs kingdom, exhibiting an extensive network of roads, neighboring states, and military stations.

     
  • Designed and fashioned a ceramic art display commemorating the first "Coin of the Sikh Nation." This coin, issued by Banda- Singh Baha-dur in 1711, has been imprinted and incorporated into the display.

     
  • Produced an audio cassette/CD on "Religion & Culture," an excellent oration by Prof. Jagdish Singh in Pa˝jabi.