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Launch of the Leicestershire Sikh Police Association

Leicestershire Sikh Police Association Launch Enderby Leicester 3rd November 2017 On Friday 3rd November 2017 the Leicestershire Sikh Police Association was formally launched at Leicestershire Police HQ to coincide with the birth anniversary of the first Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Jee. The event was a complete success and was attended by staff from Leicestershire Police, external forces and m...
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Special lecture: Sikh Arms and Armour in the Royal Collection report

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, 18th October 2017 A special lecture on Sikh Arms and Armour took place on 18th October 2017 at New Walk Museum, Leicester. The speaker was historian and author Gurinder Singh Mann also head of the Sikh Museum Initiative. The lecture was part of the exhibition Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India 1875–76. The Royal Collectio...
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When maharajas ‘armed’ prince with gifts

RCIN 11411. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 Sikh Museum Initiative featured in the Tribune News service and Punjabi Tribune Vikramdeep Johal Tribune News Service, Chandigarh, October 22 Queen Victoria, who ruled as the Empress of India for a quarter of a century, never set foot on the subcontinent. However, her eldest son, Prince Edward (later King Edward VII),...
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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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