Tag Archives: France

100 year anniversary of the first Sikhs to land in France marked

France: On 26 September 2014, the 100 year anniversary of the first Sikhs to land in France to support the British and French troops in 1914 was marked in the city of Marseille, France. The 3rd Lahore Division landed in Marseille less than six weeks after Britain declared war on Germany in 1914. The local press at the time announced the ...

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Century later, WW1 Sikhs toast of France

Jalandhar, Punjab: In a proud moment for Sikhs worldwide, France will remember their exemplary valour and sacrifices on its soil during World War 1. Their heroics against the German invaders will be the focus of the conflict’s centenary events that are to start in April and end in 2018. Sikh soldiers were part of a large Indian Corps component called to ...

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UNITED SIKHS urges Canadian Government to object to France’s ban on Religious Symbols

Ottawa, Canada: French Prime Minster Jean-Marc Ayrault will be visiting Canada. The Ontario Gurudwaras Committee (OGC) is writing today in support of United Sikhs’ request to the Canadian Government to voice their objection against the ban in France and in doing so, to comply with the UN ruling opposing the decision. The OGC has been advised that the United Sikhs ...

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