The First Step

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“My kids just loved the pictures and I love the quality of the book”

“It’s such a cute book and definitely makes a great present. My niece loves it”

This book is printed using soy ink on materials from the sustainable forest.

Many thanks to “Invest in the Panth” a project by www.everythings13.org for funding the production of resources that make teaching Sikhi fun for both kids and adults.

Mighty Khalsa is thankful to Guru Nanak Dev ji for allowing this labour of love to finally come to completion. ‘The First Step’ is wonderfully illustrated board book that goes through the meaning of each word in Guru Nanak Dev ji’s Mool Mantar, also affectionately called Pehli Pauri (literally “the first step”). Its colourful illustrations and simple language make it a brilliant present for any Sikh child or anybody who wants to explore the meaning of Mool Mantar in a child-friendly manner.

The artwork is by Baljinder Kaur, an up and coming young artist from Leicester. Baljinder Kaur is a third-year student at De Montfort University Leicester, studying Graphic Design and Illustration, who hopes to visually express the blessed experience of Sikhi. Being an Aunt, she recognises the lack of books which cater for young Sikh children of western background in a simple and playful light. Her style of work is always evolving but primarily it is mixed-media, usually a fusion of pencil, collage and digital.

Kids will also love the explanations by Navreet Singh from Coventry who has vast experience in teaching Sikhi to both children and adults.

**NEW** Prints from the book along with some other lovely artwork are available from the Baljinder Kaur’s online store