British Sikh Association Celebrate Guru Nanak Prakash
Diwas and the 12th Anniversary of the World
Sikh University London.
event held at the Days Inn Hotel, Ruislip on 22nd
November 09 was attended by over 350 guests including
the students of the World Sikh University & Khalsa
guest of honour was the High Commissioner of India
to Britain His Excellency, Nalin Surie along with
Mr Virendra Sharma MP & Mr Stephen Pound MP.
Event started with a recitation of Gurbani Shabad
followed by a cultural program and with the symbolic
lighting of a diva (an auspicious light).
his key note speech His Excellency Nalin Surie, praised
the founder of the Sikh faith Guru Nanak Devji for
giving a set of rules which benefit the entire mankind.
He further said that Guru Nanak Devji’s teachings
have become more important than ever in a world which
is fast shrinking.
went on to explain that tolerance and co-existence
are the most important teachings of Guru Nanak Devji.
He praised the work carried out by the World Sikh
University in furthering the understanding of Indian
culture and Sikh values.
Rami Ranger MBE the Chairman of the British
Sikh Association paid tribute to Guru Nanak Devji
for giving us new directions which are designed to
guide us through an ever changing world. Sikh religion
is an all inclusive religion which embraces the teachings
of other faiths and discriminates against none. His
message was simple; we are all children of one God
regardless of gender and religion. Dr. Ranger also
paid tribute to the leadership of Vice Chancellor,
Dr. Sukhbir Singh Kapoor for making the World Sikh
University a world class Institution in just 12 years.
Sukhbir S. Kapoor, Vice Chairman of the World Sikh
University and Secretary General of the British Sikh
association spoke of the achievements of the institution.
He paid particular tribute to his team led by Dr.
Madhavi Amdeker & Dr Jagjit Kaur Sirha.
Kailash Kaur an educationalist was
by the British
Sikh University for her outstanding service over many
years in the field of education.
Signaler Simranjit Singh, a Queen’s Guard was honoured for services
to Queen & Country. Mr
Simranjit Singh has previously served at the Tower
of London Protecting the Crown Jewels including the
vote of thank was given by the vice Chairman of the
BSA, Mr Hardyal S. Luther and the guest were
treated to refreshments.