SikhNet Stories in Punjabi

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With your support, this year we will release our new animations in a bi-lingual format. Whenver SikhNet releases a new animation in English, we simultaneously release the same animation in Punjabi.

Context

Back in the day, Sikh education for children was done by the grandparents and village elders. Today exposure to Sikh history and teachings is less common and it's sometimes hard to know how to apply it to modern life. 

Community Request

Our passion with SikhNet Stories has been to provide Sikh history and lessons in sakhis, or story format. Because there are so many kids growing up in English speaking communities, our stories have been provided in English. We have over 125 stories in English. But we have had MANY requests through the years to also provide SikhNet stories in Punjabi. 

What We're Doing

Our first newly dubbed animation, will be a major production coming up which we are very proud of.  It is a short animated story about the fearless shaheed Bibi Sharan Kaur which teaches Sikh girls to stand up for themselves.

We are also in the midst of producing our first story series, where shaheeds will spiritually guide children by telling them stories. Last, but not least, we are scripting another series of stories of Guru Nanak in the middle east which will expose classic sakhis, as well as share lesser told times in Guruji's life. 

Your Dasvandh Helps Us Reach Our Goals

Our goal is to animate and release at least SIX more stories in English and Punjabi during 2023. Your contribution of any amount will help us continue this important work. Thank you!  

See some of SikhNet's animated stories here: https://www.sikhnet.com/stories

Here are some examples of stories in Punjabi: 
https://www.sikhnet.com/stories/can-trees-grow-overnight-punjabi
https://www.sikhnet.com/Punjabi_Gold_and_Injured_Foot

Be sure to check out our lastest updates and thank you for your continued support! 

 

 

 

  • 03/20/2024

    Spring 2024 update

    Wahiguru ji ka Khalsa
    Wahiguru ji ki Fateh 

    This period we have released the story BABA DEEP SINGH JI in animation! In this story, titled "ਬਾਬਾ ਦੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ: Greatness Through Gurbani" we consciously emphasized that Baba ji was able to do the impossible because of his deep relationship with Gurbani. With both the English and Punjabi versions of this story now available, we pray that the impact of this story will continue to spread. 

           

    We have also released a beautiful story which is even more directly related to Gurbani: Guru Har Rai Sahib 'ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਗਿਆਨ ਵਿਚ ਪਿਘਲ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ'. In this charming story Guru Sahib explains that even if you don't understand it fully, the Gurbani recited with love will one day blossom into wisdom. It is the seed of liberation.

           

    Every saakhi has to do with Gurbani in one way or another. Gurbani is the current which runs through everything the Guru's taught and demonstrated. With these two new releases we hope more hearts will open to the power of Gurbani.

    Are you enjoying SikhNet Stories, do you have favorite sakhis you'd like to see animated? Let us know what stories inspire you! 

    Wahiguru ji ka Khalsa
    Wahiguru ji ki Fateh 

  • 12/18/2023

    'ਬੀਬੀ ਸ਼ਰਨ: ਕੌਰ ਦੀ ਹਿੰਮਤ | ਤੁਸੀਂ ਜਰੂਰ ਦੇਖੋ |

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa 
    Waheguru ji ki Fateh 

    This period we have released what is so far looking like our most successful animated story yet: 'ਬੀਬੀ ਸ਼ਰਨ: ਕੌਰ ਦੀ ਹਿੰਮਤ | ਤੁਸੀਂ ਜਰੂਰ ਦੇਖੋ | The Courage of Bibi Sharan| MUST WATCH Punjabi Short Film'

    Since its release we have seen amazing engagement. Initially there was a concern that the Punjabi version wouldn't be as impactful as the story was written from a western perspective. However, the opposite turned out to be true, people in the Punjab are using images from the animation as their Whatsapp profiles because they feel the story talks directly to them in their lives. 

    We are very proud of this creation and increasingly humbled by the incredible reception and impact its had on the sangat. 

    We look forward to creating more such impactful media for our collective benefit. Waheguru! 

  • 09/19/2023

    Fall update 2023

    Wahe Guru ji ka Khalsa
    Wahe Guru ji ki Fateh 


    We have newly released a story that is related to the Bandi Chhor event: 'Guru Hargobind & Spiritual Power'. History has it that two of the GurSikhs used spiritual powers to turn into tigers in order to convince the emperor to release Guru Sahib from Gwalior. This story teaches us to use power responsibly and always look to Guru Sahib when exercising it. 

    We are pleased to report that though both the English and Punjabi were released at the same time the Punjabi has received more views. 

    English                                                 Punjabi

         

    This shows the importance of this Punjabi project. Many more thousands have benefitted from this effort that you have made possible. Thank you so much! 

    In addition to that the Punjabi story project has made an unexpected advancement. For the Punjabi version of our short film 'Bibi Sharan: The Courage Of Kaurs' we are going to be using volunteers from the sangat for almost all the voices, like we do with the English. This is an effort that was made possible due to the enthusiastic support for the stories that the SikhNet audience has offered. The voices have all been recorded and the Punjabi version of Bibi Sharan Kaur will be released on Oct 5th which we are excited about. We anticipate this to be a landmark video, we already know that the English version has touched so many hearts. 

    As we continue to make more Punjabi along with English animations, we are grateful to you for helping us to meet the needs of the next generation. Thank you. 

     

  • 06/19/2023

    New stories in Punjabi!

    Wahe Guru ji ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru ji ki Fateh! 

    We are so grateful for your support to get this project underways. Our current effort is to ensure that any new releases are released in both English and Punjabi. 

    Here is what's new: 

    Guru Har Rai Shows Us How God provides English  &  Punjabi


    Proud To Be a Sikh  English  &  Punjabi

    Thank you for your support of SikhNet Stories! 

  • 04/03/2023

    Our first Dual-Language release!

    Wahe Guru ji ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru ji ki Fateh! 

    We are very excited to announce that this week we have released our first dual language story with video in Punjabi and English. These videos tell a story from Guru Har Rai and this marks the first of our dual language releases. 

    We look forward to all of our coming releases with our dual language project that is made possible in part by your donations.

    Check out our new releases here: 

    If you'd like to see more new animations released in English and Punjabi, please donate again today!

    Thank you. 

  • 02/02/2023

    Stories in Punjabi project is progressing

    We began working on our Stories in Punjabi project in January and so far we have translated one story and we are working on translating a second one. We expect the first animations in Punjabi to be released in March/April 2023 and we can't wait to share them with you!! 

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