Dr. Bains Sets World Record of Creating 5 Multimedia Museums in the World
Treasure of World’s 5th Multimedia Sikh Museum Unveiled at Sultanpur Lodhi
Museologist of the Century Title” Bestowed upon Dr Bains
Jallandhar, Nov 29, 2012
NRI press News Services
Visitors at the Guru Nanak Dev Multimedia Sikh Museum in Sultanpur Lodhi got an invaluable gift of world’s 5th museum on Sikhism, Sikh history, philosophy, culture of the followers and their heritage on the latest technology of the world. Authored and created by Dr Raghbir Singh Bains of Canada and established under able guidance of Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal, Chairman, Ek Onkar Charitable Trust, Nirmal Kuteya, Seechewal, the museum was inaugurated by Singh Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar Sri Akal Takhat Sahib in presence of thousands of people hailing from different parts of Punjab and different regions of the world.
Located on the banks of Kali Bein and sanctified by the holy touch of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the first Guru of the 5th largest religion of the world, the museum is a one-stop platform for those wanting to refresh their knowledge about Sikhism and re-learn its forgotten facts. After the first Multimedia Sikh Museum set up at Khadur Sahib by Dr Bains, the second museum was set up in Jalandhar, 3rd in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and 4th museum was set up in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh which are attracting a lot of international visitors ever since these were inaugurated. Thus the hard work and honest commitment of Dr Bains made his community proud in the world.
Though the idea for this museum was floated two years back by Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal, the work of setting up the museum at Sultanpur Lodhi was started in 2012. The driving force behind the museum is Canada-based Sikh scholar Dr Raghbir Singh Bains who has to his credit thousands of pages of text, tones of graphics, audio, video and animations on Sikhism authored and compiled over a period of 26 years. The 5th museum is again Bains' way of giving back to the Sikh community in India, where he spent a major part of his life. Equipped with four made-to-order 22 inch touch-screens and 2 LCD TVs, the swish museum has nine paintings depicting different incidents from the life of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The captions about these pictures can be read and listened by touching audio buttons meant for Punjabi, English and Hindi languages. Here is a new addition that special arrangements have been made in this museum at Sultanpur for disabled visitors to enjoy the contents of the museum.
The computerized setup in the museum has a material to last up to 400 hours which includes thousands of subjects on Sikhism, Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Gurmukhi and English, Kirtan in 31 Ragas, information on life history of Sikh Gurus, specially designed educational lessons on learning of English and Punjabi, Gurdwaras of the world, Sikh encyclopaedia for adults and children both, thousands of questions and answers on Sikhism and other religions, quizzes, big chapter on curbing the menace of drugs, HIV-AIDS and other social evils, animated Sikh Ardas and series on Sikh martyrs, religious videos, and much more.
Bains says his project had many objectives to educate the youth about Sikhism, its golden principals to spread message of peace and prosperity, universal brotherhood, well being of entire human race and to help humans to lead a generous and truthful life to serve humanity in a better way.
Singh Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib thanked Dr Raghbir Singh Bains and Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal for creating this valuable facility with newest technology. He appealed people to visit the Museum and stay away from social evils for building a better society in the world.
Environmentalist Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal thanked the gathering and urged people to preserve purity of air, water and earth. While addressing the gathering, Dr Raghbir Singh Bains said, “Please accept this gift of new museum. I have tried to pay back to the community. Bless me to continue my honest efforts with humility. The next time you're in Sultanpur Lodhi, do stop by at this treasure trove. The best part-entry is absolutely free”.
The Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht was honoured.
Being setter and record holder of the five museums in the world, Dr Raghbir Singh Bains was bestowed upon with “Museologist of the Century Award” for putting in major part of his life in authoring and creating the colossal project in the world.