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High Commissioner attends anniversary celebrations of the Sikh Welfare Society UK

The Sikh Welfare Society UK celebrated its 10th anniversary on May 28, 2018. The Society is a registered charity that organises medical assistance including cancer awareness/diagnostic camps and eye camps in remote areas of Punjab and Haryana in India. In the U.K., the organization has contributed by way of support to the homeless, to children admitted in hospitals, among other charitable causes.

High Commissioner of India to the UK, Mr. Y.K. Sinha attended the anniversary celebrations and congratulated members of the Society on the charity work done in India and in the UK. He said that the activities of the Society were symbolic of the contributions of Sikhs in all walks of life. He said that he was proud of his personal connection with Patna - the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh ji, and said that the ancient city of Pataliputra was a confluence of many faiths- Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Islam and Hinduism, that flourished in the city through the ages. He also spoke of the year-long grand celebrations of the 350th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singhji organised by the High Commission and thanked Sikhs all over the U.K. in making these celebrations a great success.

High Commissioner Sinha concluded his keynote address by reminding all people of Indian origin in the UK of their critical role as a ‘Living Bridge’ between India and the UK, and urged them to continue to promote bilateral relations as well as to be true ambassadors of the land of their origin.

Mr. Harjinder Johal, Chairman, and Mr. Satnam Singh, General Secretary of the Sikh Welfare Society, Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, MP and Ms Debbie Kaur Thiara, Mayor, Redbridge were among the other prominent personalities attending the celebrations.