PM Gordon Brown visits Sikhs in Derby...

The Prime Minister answered questions regarding issues that Sikhs feel strongly about in a short interview....

PM Gordon Brown visits Sikhs in Derby...

On Tuesday 13th April, Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling visited the National Sikh Heritage Centre & Holocaust Museum, and the Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Derby. They were initially greeted by young Sikh children and addressed the Sikh community. They spent time looking at the exhibitions in the Museum, which highlight the huge contribution of Sikhs in UK. 83,000 Sikhs died in the World Wars and a further 109,000 were injured. In conjunction with the Army and the RAF, the Museum has exhibits showing this amazing history. Sikh women were involved in the Suffragette movement in the UK, and Sikhs today contribute widely to the richness of society in the UK.

The Prime Minister answered questions regarding issues that Sikhs feel strongly about in a short interview. He commented on the humanity of Sikhism, and his strong regard for the Sikh community. Alistair Darling toured the Museum and discussed the many facets of Sikh History exhibited there. The short exclusive interview will be released soon.

Some photos from the PM's visit:

Children line up outside
the National Sikh Museum
Sikh Sangat and representatives
wait for the PM's arrival

Bhai Raghbir Singh from the National
Sikh Museum with MP Margaret Beckett
Bhai Baljit Singh escorting PM Gordon Brown
and the Chancellor to Singh Sabha Gurdwara

Sangat meeting the PM The Chancellor being shown ancient Sikh
weapons on his tour of the National Sikh Museum

The PM and Chancellor given some
gifts on behalf of the Sangat
Sikh children welcome the PM and
Chanellor with flower garlands

Visitors being shown an ancient canon
belonging to Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Sangat and community representatives with
the PM, Chanellor and MP Magaret Beckett


 

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