Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Sikh Resource Society of Chicago – SRS of Chicago
Welcome to the SRS of Chicago Website. The Sikh Resource Society of Chicago is a Not-for-Profit Organization dedicated to providing Sikh resources for anyone interested in learning more about Sikhi. We are dedicated in collecting and creating resources for the basic understanding of the Sikh faith, Sikh ideology, detailed understanding of Gurbani, advanced historical understanding of Sikhi, the moments that have shaped Sikhi throughout time, and its philosophy.
The Sikh Resource Society is located in the Midwest and offers services such as free tours for public/private schools, collages and universities as well as individual tours to those that would like to understand better their global Sikh neighbor. The Sikh Resource Society also has speakers who are willing to give a presentation on the Sikh faith.
Tours are mainly held at the Gurdwara Sahib that is located at 1280 Winnetka Street, Palatine, IL; on a campus spread over fourteen acres of land at a prime location in Chicago’s metropolitan area. The Palatine Gurdwara is the oldest Gurdwara in the Midwest, started in 1972. In a seven day a week religious program, devotees visit the Gurdwara Sahib to make prayers, listen to the Sikh religious hymns (Kirtan), and discourses on spirituality.Tours are conducted at a nearby Gurdwara, including Palatine (Sikh Religious Society – Palatine Gurdwara), Wheaton (Illinois Sikh Community Center), Devon (Devon Gurdwara Sahib), and other Gurdwaras (Sikh place of worship) in the region.
Aims & Objectives
The Sikh Resource Society of Chicago aims:
1. To promote interest in and disseminate information on Sikhism
2. To organize and simulate programs towards Sikh education
3. To organize discourses on Gurbani, Sikh history and culture while striving for establishment of a central institute of Sikh Studies in the USA.
4. To organize libraries and establish a periodical on Sikhi
5. To encourage social and cultural gatherings in order to celebrate Sikh occasions
6. To organize programs of religious education for the Sikh community
7. To promote interfaith activites
8. To provide a source for Sikh awareness and education to those searching for information on Sikhi