project is the first time that the unofficial
giving from Asian faiths communities in
the form of Seva has been recognized and
the songs compliment Seva booklets that
were published by The Experience Corps earlier
this year. The CD has three main tracks:
Teri Seva, a religious Seva song performed
by Bhai Surjit Singh Ji; Kar Seva, a Bhangra
Seva song performed by Balwinder Safri and
Seva Karro performed by Hitesh Joshi.
Experience Corps is a Home Office backed organisation dedicated
to encouraging those aged 50 and over, whatever their ethnic or
faith background, to share their lifetime of skills, and time, for
the good of their local community. It does this through a network
of local Animators (advisers) whose job it is to match the needs
of the community to the interests and talents of the volunteers
in the area.
CD has been produced by Harjjt Dhanjal, DJ, record producer for
XS-Bass and The Experience Corps' local Animator (adviser) in Derby.
Harjit uses his musical connection and links in the faith communities
to encourage over 50s from the Asian community in Derby to make
a difference by passing on their skills and talents.
Dhanjal said: "I feel there is already lot of selfless volunteering
going on in the UK, especially within the Asian community, which
is not recognised or shared. I hope by promoting the SEVA concept
that we can unite our efforts with existing charities, trusts and
the thousands of interesting opportunities going on in the community".
THE EXPERIENCE CORPS
new booklets celebrating the tradition of Seva in the Sikh and Hindu
community have been published in English, Gujarati, Punjabi and
Hindi by The Experience Corps and a Moslem booklet will be available
soon. Since launching 18 months ago The Experience Corps has recruited
more than 80,000 Members and has accrued a database of more than
Experience Corps offers its Members access to a unique matching
service which ensures their skills and requirements are fitted exactly
with needs in their area. This can be through home-based activities
like knitting or computer work to coaching a local football team
or sharing parenting skills with young mums.