JAVAND SINGH, one of the five Siklis who administered pdhulov the vows of Khalsa to Maharaja Dulcep Singh at Aden, belonged to the village of Barki, in Lahore district. After serving for a while as a police constable, he had retired to his village to take to farming. When the news came that the Maharaja had been detained at Aden and refused permission to come to India, Javand Singh and Thakur Singh of Wagah proceeded to Aden to meet him. At Aden, Dulcep Singh decided formally to return to the faith of his forefathers and receive the rites of initiation. Javand Singh was included among the five Sikhs chosen to conduct the ceremony.
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