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Anglo-Sikh Wars: A Journey into Sikh Relics and Artefacts in the UK

Orders & Medals Research Society(OMRS) Crown Plaza Stratford-upon-Avon Saturday 16th September “An excellent Convention which must rank as one of the very best yet” OMRS President, Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork MBE The SMI were invited to the Orders and Medal Research Society Convention 2017, which was also the 75th anniversary of the Society. It took place at the prestigious Cro...
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Commemorating 21 Sikhs and the screening of Saragarhi: The True Story

Saragarhi day 2017 National Memorial Arboretum Lichfield Staffordshire A great event took place today 12th September to commemorate the epic battle of Saragarhi where 21 Sikh soldiers took a stand against tremendous odds against a army of Afghans numbering circa 10,000. With speeches by the British Army and Sikh representatives and an introduction to the battle of Saragarhi by Jay Singh-...
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The great antiques heist in Punjab

The sculpture found in Sangrur that was stolen. The great antiques heist in Punjab Unchecked all the time, unnoticed at times, history is being stolen systematically While digging a mound, a 10-year-old girl discovered a stone sculpture at Mard Khera village in Sangrur in 1980. Villagers placed it in a specially-built room and it soon became the centre of activities. Weddings, Hindu or Sikh...
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Documents of Sikh Gurus’ times, rare manuscripts digitised

  Dr Inderjit Singh, in charge of the Sikh Research Library and Museum, shows a gun from the medieval era at Khalsa College in Amritsar on Wednesday. photo: Nancy Sohal The digitisation of rare manuscripts, books, and handwritten documents belonging to Sikh Gurus’ times and Punjab’s rich cultural heritage at the Sikh Research Library and Museum has been completed by the Khalsa College a...
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Saragarhi: The filming of the true story of 21 Sikh soldiers

Saragarhi: The True Story of 21 Sikh soldiers who defended their post against 10k enemy, coming soon from Dot Hyphen Productions‬ in association with KTV and Taran3D. Jay Singh-Sohal who undertook a great lecture as part of the SMI's Anglo Sikh Wars exhibition will be releasing his long awaited movie on Saragarhi. The Sikh Museum initiative has assisted the project. SMI's Gurinder Si...
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SGPC installs picture of Rai Kalha in Central Sikh Museum

Picture depicting Rai Kalha receiving the Ganga Sagar AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Monday installed picture of Muslim chief Rai Kalha, shown receiving Ganga Sagar (pitcher) from 10th Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh at the Central Sikh Museum. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh and Golden Temple head granthi Giani Jag...
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The Black Prince Movie

The Black Prince Movie The Black Prince' is a story of Queen Victoria and the Last King of Punjab, Maharaja Duleep Singh. His character as it evolves, torn between two cultures and facing constant dilemmas as a result. His relationship with Queen Victoria will be the most impactful relationship in the film, the Queen representing the English culture he was drawn into. The Black Prince begins a ...
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Register for the International Sikh Research Conference 2017

ISRC 2017 Register now Please find attached the final call for registrations for the 4th International Sikh Research Conference at the University of Warwick (17th June 2017). As you will see the ISRC has a wonderful lineup of speaker with subjects covering: Sikh Scriptures, Sikh heritage in London, Sikh Empire under Maharajah Ranjit Singh,'Sikh radicalisation' and many other subjects. There ...
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Protected monument status sought for Anglo-Sikh war memorials

BATHINDA/FEROZEPUR: At a time when voices are being raised to convert Bhagat Singh's Ferozepur hideout into a museum, demand has been made to declare four memorials associated with Anglo-Sikh war to be again notified as protected monuments of national importance. These structures at Mudki, Feroze Shah, Sabraon and Misriwala in Ferozepur district are in a state of severe neglect. These place...
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Anglo Sikh Wars 1845-1849 First ever 3D augmented reality exhibition launched in Leicester

From left to right - Councillor Piara Singh Clair, Head of Museums Sarah Levitt, Daljit Singh Makan, Head of SMI Gurinder Singh Mann, Captain Makand Singh, , Captain Mark Hughes, SMI's Raj Mann. First ever 3D augmented reality exhibition launched in Leicester: Anglo Sikh Wars 1845-1849 A new interactive exhibition, thought to be the first of its kind in the city, was successfully launched at N...
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