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World’s First Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum (ASVM) Launched

Thursday 8th August 2019New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, UK Thursday 8th August saw the launch of a new ground breaking Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum (ASVM), a revolutionary project bringing to life Sikh relics and artefacts, at New Walk Museum in Leicester UK. The well attended event was hosted by respected community Sikh representative, Daljit Singh Makan, who introduced speeches ...
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When History meets Technology: Mapping the online Sikh Museum

When history meets Technology-Mapping the online Sikh Museum " very useful and Informative session" " very good and insightful talk" Saturday 17th November Newarke Houses Museum Leicester The Sikh Museum Initiative hosted the first session on educating the public on new technologies. Head of the SMI, Gurinder Singh Mann introduced the session and stated that technology was moving ...
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Sophia Duleep Singh event at Parliament

Essex Cultural Diversity Project  Celebrating the life and achievements of Sophia Duleep Singh Tuesday 27th November 2018 House of Commons, Parliament Square, London Essex Cultural Diversity Project organised a special Assembly celebrating the life and achievements of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh: Suffragette and women’s rights campaigner.The Event was facilitated by Sikh Historian Peter B...
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Sikh soldier wears turban in Queen’s official birthday parade video

BBC East Midlands Today 11/06/2018 6.30pm Leicester's Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall wears a turban in Saturday's Trooping the Colour event. Also interview with Kartar Singh from the Sikh Museum Initiative at the 'Contemporary Sikh Art Exhibition' running from 12th May to 31st July 2018.
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UK Sikh Heritage Organisation Receives Award in India

  Gurinder Singh Mann (centre) with Pargat Singh Dhillon (left), Dr Paramvir Singh (left), Colonel Iqbal Singh (far left), Vice Chancellor-Dr. Sukhdarshan Singh Khehra (right) and other staff members. *The Sikh Museum Initiative’s project on the Anglo Sikh Wars has been commended by organisations in India and an award was given to Gurinder Singh Mann, Director of the Sikh Museum Initiat...
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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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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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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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Sikh survey 2016: Reveals important issues for Sikhs in the UK

Jas Singh, Dr Opinderjit Kaur and SMI's Gurinder Singh Mann The findings from the UK Sikh Survey 2016, the largest and most comprehensive ever Sikh survey in the UK with over 4,500 respondents was released earlier today( 25/11/2016) The Sikh Network who developed and managed the survey went to great lengths to get responses from Sikhs across the spectrum in terms of their identity. Ther...
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