Tag Archives: Sikh soldiers

First World War – Exhibition marks contribution of Sikhs during the Great War.

UK: In the centenary year since the outbreak of the First World War, many organisations have staged events to mark the contribution, and in some cases the sacrifices, made by many who fought in the conflict. The remarkable but largely forgotten experiences of Sikh soldiers are being commemorated in an ongoing exhibition, with many of those remembered thought to possibly ...

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Forlì remembers fallen Sikh soldiers of the war.

Italy: Despite the pouring rain, numerous citizens and members of the Sikh community from across the region attended the war memorial at Forli, Italy to commemorate the Sikh soldiers contribution and ultimate sacrifice during the World Wars. The ceremony on Saturday was held in memory of the Sikh soldiers who died during the advance of the Allied Armed Forces to liberate ...

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State govt doubles aid to Op Bluestar deserters

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has doubled the monetary assistance being paid to soldiers who had deserted the Army in the aftermath of Operation Bluestar in Amritsar, 30 years ago. The assistance to soldiers has been raised from Rs 3,000 per month to Rs 6,000, while that for widows has been hiked from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000. A total of 121 ...

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Sikh awarded for volunteer service in Singapore

Singapore: An 82-year-old Sikh has been honoured for his outstanding volunteer service in Singapore. Surjan Singh on Friday received the Ministry of Social and Family Development Volunteers Awards for helping some 60 boys, mostly involved in petty crimes such as theft. Surjan Singh, a retired teacher, had one of the longest serving volunteer probation career. He served for 42 years. “Trust ...

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UK recognises contribution of Sikh war veterans

London, UK: Britain has honoured the contribution of thousands of Sikhs, who laid down their lives fighting for the British Indian Army during both World Wars at an event here. The event at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Berkshire, southwest of London, yesterday was held to commemorate the contributions made by the community to the British armed forces. “Today is ...

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