Tag Archives: London

School for Sikh students in UK

London, UK: British Sikhs in a town north-west of London in England’s West Midlands region have set up a school targeted at children from the Sikh community. The Seva School in Coventry kicked off term this week with 130 students, with plans to increase the strength to 1,450 over the next five years. The newly opened school has been set up ...

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Why are Afghan Sikhs desperate to flee to the UK

UK: in August, 35 Afghan Sikhs were found in a container at Tilbury docks – one had died. But why are they so desperate to come to the UK? The prayer hall at the Afghan Sikh Gurdwara in West London is packed with worshippers listening to the harmoniums and drums. Most of the people inside have at one time fled ...

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A 103-year-old Sikh marathon runner is urging people from all faiths to join a peace marathon calling for an end to war.

London, UK: Fauja Singh has just finished his last competitive race in Hong Kong, Fauja Singh and his trainer Harmander Singh. Running club Sikhs in the City has organised the relay race to mark the centenary of the First World War as message of “co-operation and harmony”. And founding member Fauja Singh, who was three in 1914 when the conflict ...

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Love thyself, says bearded Sikh woman via photos

London, UK: Appearing in a photography exhibition celebrating the world’s best facial hair, a British Sikh woman, who has grown a beard for seven years, seeks to convey a public message to love oneself. Harnaam Kaur, 23, from Berkshire county has been growing a beard since she turned 16 after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition that causes excess ...

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Sikh soldiers on the march in France at the start of the First World War

France:‘To show their contempt for death, some Sikhs had refused to hide in the trenches’ 12 Nov 1914: When the Indians arrived The people of the Raj – modern India and Pakistan – were not consulted about their participation in the war. More than 1 million soldiers served overseas in the Indian army – and 75,000 died. By autumn 1914, ...

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