Festival of the Sikh faith
Sep 19 2008 by Hazel Ettienne, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
SIKHS across Yorkshire will be joining a national gathering at the end of the month.
Around 30,000 people will take part in what is expected to be the largest ever Sikh gathering outside India.
The event in the grounds of Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on Sunday September 28 celebrates the 300th anniversary of Aad Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (the Sikh holy scriptures).
It will include prayers, hymns, martial art demonstrations, storytelling and workshops on Sikh prayer and British Sikh heritage.
The canon belonging to the Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the last of the great Indian Raja’s, will be on show, as will the world’s smallest Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
The day aims to promote a better understanding of the Sikh faith in Britain and the rest of the world.
It will be televised on satellite TV and radio.