Vaheguru Jee Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Jee Kee Fateh.
The new year brings around a fresh start and guides us to explore new ventures - here's an insight into ours...
Everybody wants that dream job where you work your own hours doing what you're passionate about and I'm no different. I have worked in numerous different jobs but I never felt the satisfaction. I'd come home tired from work and in order to relax... I'd write!
7 years ago, I spent my spare time writing about the adventures of Daya and Dharam on my laptop, and they stayed there until my supportive wife and great friends pushed me to bring my dream to life!
After my son, Rasaval Singh, was born, I left work and me and Satnam Kaur spent some amazing time at home enjoying every moment with him. We found some great books and cartoons that were Sikh based and these were great, but we wanted more! We searched and searched. After lots of similar conversations with parents we know, we came to the following conclusion: we need more Sikhi resources for our children - of all ages.
This is where everything changed! I had one conversation with the amazing Arvinder Singh of SikhVision and from that one heart to heart, Khalsa Kids was born!
In short, after this conversation, we all invested masses of time into creating a series of books from story to illustration to publication.
Fast forward past the late nights (not just from Rasaval Singh keeping us up) of gruelling discussions of how to improve, early morning conference calls to manufacturers, and the sheer perfectionist attitude of my hardworking team, we're here! It's January 1st and it's the launch day of Khalsa-Kids.com.
Our aim is simple! We want your Little Khalsa to be spoilt for choice when learning about Sikhi and it's rich history and roots.
We are launching with the sale of Daya and Dharam Go to the Gurdwara. This is the very first book in a whole series with many more books coming very soon. Think Biff, Chip and Kipper! If I'm completely showing my age there, then think Topsy and Tim. I'm sure both are still around today with success. (Paw Patrol have yet to create a book series - if you know, you know).
We will be catering for children of all ages, so if your children are beyond the Biff, Chip and Kipper age, do not fear!
In addition to books, we have worked hard to create and bring brand new products into the store that your Little Khalsa needs. There will be varied and versatile essentials as well as fantastic gifts for little Singhs and Kaurs! It is an exciting time!
Over the next few months, we will be adding more products to the store so be sure to subscribe to the mailing list to hear about it first.
We're also partnering up with some great companies and organisations in order to reach our full potential and serve Khalsa Kids at our best.
Hope you have all had a great time celebrating today, wherever you are.
Watch this space. 2017 is a great year for kids.
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