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Sikhism is a religion that began in fifteenth century in Northern India with the teachings of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and nine successive Gurus. This system of religious philosophy and expression has been traditionally known as the Gurmat (literally the teachings of the gurus) or the Sikh Dharma. Sikhism comes from the word Sikh, which in turn comes from the Sanskrit root "Sikhya" meaning "disciple" or "learner", or Sikhya meaning "instruction". Sikhism is the fifth-largest religion in the world, and is generally considered the fifth largest organized religion, depending on how one defines an "organized religion".


About BIBI BALWANT KAUR JI

Born in Punjab spend most of her life in Kenya and UK. She started her charitable work in Kenya in the 40 during the war by opening skill center for women and her first project was to build a Crematorium in Nairobi followed by organizing food and clothing collection for the Refugees in India during and after the partition. She organized groups of ladies who would meet once a week in their locality and sing Hymns, socialize and collect funds for charitable and good causes and supports those who were in need. This continues till now both in Kenya and UK.

She would help women in need especially widows and battered and ill treated by their husbands. Keeping this in mind she established two Gurdwaras in memory of Bebe Nanki at Birminghum,UK , and at Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab, following by this hospital in memory of Mata Nanki. (Bebe Nanki was Guru Nanak Jee Sister and Mata Nanki was Guru Gobing Jee Grandmother).


Mata Nanki Foundation

Mata Nanaki Foundation is a UK based Charity, registration pending. Its sister organisation Mata Nanaki Foundation Society is a Registered Charity in India. Registration No. 06142573
It was founded by late Mrs. Bibi Balwant Kaur Soor MBE.
The charity has been doing public service in UK where it supports Air Ambulance, Scargill Homes, Bebe Nanki Gurdwara Sikh Temple by providing Punjabi classes and BNG Foot Ball Club, and helping Sikh ladies in need of help.
It has supported International Relief funds from time to time such as drought in Ethiopia by providing plane load of food, clothes and build wells.
In India we have built a Hospital known as Mata Nanki Charitable Hospital in rural area of Punjab.
We also operate and maintain a Sikh Gurdwara with a Nursery School known as Bibi Balwant Kaur Memorial School. We also provide Computer, Sewing and music classes. Every year we organise Athletics, help poor people by organising their weddings and provide all the necessary material and goods to enable the newly wedded to set up home.