Sikh Relics and artefacts in the UK lecture
18th September 2018
Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi
On the 18th September head of the Sikh Museum Initiative-Gurinder Singh Mann gave a special lecture on Sikh Relics and Artefacts in the UK at the prestigious Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan. The institute has undertaken great work on manuscripts, Sikh relics and preserving the works of Bhai Vir Singh.
Mann gave information on how sikh relics came over the the UK and discussed The Kalgi and Swords of Guru Gobind Singh and their disappearance. A number relics from the Anglo Sikh Wars which used as part of the SMI exhibition: Anglo Sikh Wars: Battles, Treaties and Relics was shown as part of the presentation.
The online Sikh Museum by the SMI was also given prominence and key insights given on how to preserve Sikh heritage in the future. Questions related to the authenticity of relics, the status of the kohinoor diamond, were posed by the participants.
Sikh scholar Gurinder Singh Mann presented with a book on the life of Banda Bahadur.
The lecture was presided by Dr M.S. Gill who also gave insights on preserving Sikh history together with the Director of the institute-Dr Mohinder Singh give his views on the missing swords and Kalgi of Guru Gobind Singh. Mann was presented with a book on Banda Bahadur.
In attendance was many dignitaries from Delhi including Tarlochan Singh (former National Commission for Minorities) and Harinder Singh Attari among others.
The SMI would like to thank Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan for accommodating the lecture. More images below.