Calling all Youth! Sikhs of World War One Need You

As you may know from previous posts the UK Punjab Heritage Association (UKPHA) is launching a major project to commemorate the untold story of Sikhs and World War One. Last year we asked you to fill out a survey for your views, and hundreds of you did. Now UKPHA are looking to capture the views of children and young people.

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Call to Action

The National Army Museum, Chelsea are hosting a poll to help determine Britian’s Greatest Battle. 20 worthy engagements including a battle fought with the Sikhs at Aliwal are up in competition for your votes!

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Your Shout: Bhangra Renaissance!

Do you have a vintage photo of Bhangra or Giddha dancers like the one shown here or from the last few decades? If yes, then Hardeep Sahota, Creative Director of voluntary group Virsa wants to hear from you for his latest project that will tell the story of Punjab’s folk dancing traditions.

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Home Abroad: The Sikhs of Afghanistan

Serving in her capacity as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN’s refugee agency, Angelina Jolie visited the Khalsa Diwan Welfare Society in New Delhi in November 2006.

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iWitness: The Killing Field 1919

UK Prime Minister David Cameron was praised today by Bharpur Singh, a 98-year-old survivor of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, for describing the incident as a ‘deeply shameful’ event in British history.

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Better Half: Mill Town Pioneers

Most of Canada’s early Sikh immigrants found work in lumber mills throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Thought for the Day: Time to apologise?

Today David Cameron became the first serving UK prime minister to visit the Golden Temple of Amritsar.

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Home Abroad: Qualicum Sikhs meet Prince of Wales

Crowds watch on as members of the Sikh community meet the Prince of Wales at Qualicum, BC, in 1919. A decade earlier the scene in the state was very different, with concerns over the increasing levels of Sikh, Chinese and Japanese immigrants sparking anti-Asian riots in Vancouver in 1907.

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The Camera Never Lies: The Sikh Canadian Experience

This year marks the 100th anniversary of an important milestone in Canada’s history. In 1913, the number of immigrants to Canada peaked at 400,000. It was a high-water mark until the onset on fighting in Europe brought an end to the biggest boom in Canadian immigration, before or since. For thousands of Sikhs, this is the era that started their family experience in Canada.

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The Way of the Warrior: Son of a Warrior

This week marks the birth anniversary of Baba Ajit Singh (11 February 1687 – 7 December 1705), the eldest of the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh. The title ‘Baba’ was, in Sikh tradition, reserved for the sons of the Gurus.

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