expected to gather in procession at Coventry
Coventry, UK, Jan 13, 2005
To celebrate the birthday of the founder of the Gursikh nation,
10,000 people is expected to gather in the city on Sunday
Sikhs from all over the world- India, Canada, America, France,
Germany and the Philippines have already promised they will
be in Coventry to take part in a procession around the Nanaksar
Temple in Foleshill Road.
"This procession is in honour of Guru Gobind Singh Ji,
who was the 10th Sikh guru. But this year we are also remembering
the birthday of Sant Baba Mihan Singh Ji, who was the founder
of our temple, or gurdwara, here in Foleshill.He died in 1994
and we have not forgotten him or his teachings
Mr. Bhagwant Singh Pandher, One of the organisers of the
event, said: "The focal point of the celebrations will
be a spectacular and unique procession headed by a most lavishly
decorated float - glittering like the Golden Temple - which
contains a copy of our holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib.
"We are very pleased the Lord Mayor is going to join
us on this occasion, as well as his deputy, Cllr Ram Lakha"
said Mr Pandher.
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