Archive: Dec 2015

  1. Memorial Event Speeches

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    It’s been 6 weeks since the WW1 Sikh Memorial was unveiled – but the hard work isn’t over yet!

    Since then we have been distributing donor packs to all those who contributed to the project but were unable to attend.

    We have also been sending copies of our special Sikh Chronicles publication to the great and good, as well as putting into libraries and museums all over the country.

    If you would like one for your organisation, do contact us directly.

    BUT the main work which we have been undertaking is to make the event available to all those who were unable to attend.

    If you click on these images below, you will find speeches from the launch from Bhai Sahib Dr Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia, Peter Singh Virdee, Major General Patrick Sanders and of course J. Singh-Sohal.

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  2. WW1 Sikh Memorial Response

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    The VIP party at the memorial unveiling: Copyright WW1 Sikh Memorial Fund, courtesy of Manjit Singh Sohal

    The response to the launch of the WW1 Sikh Memorial has been phenomenal!

    Not only have we had fantastic coverage in the mainstream media about it, but the monument has been mentioned in Parliament and overseas!

    Here is a selection of responses (without names) to the unveiling from those who supported the project and attended:

    “Congratulations for securing then exceeding the donation milestone for your Sikh WWI memorial. A wonderful achievement. Bravo.”

    “Everything was well organised, guests conducted properly and the unveiling of the statue was dignified. The event was very well attended.”

    “Enjoyed seeing you in interview with BBC Midlands in their coverage of the WWI Sikh Memorial. Great to see you doing big things across the pond!”

    “Just wanted to say thank you for sending donor pack. The T-shirt is great too.”


    The Congregation gathered for the unveiling: Copyright WW1 Sikh Memorial Fund, courtesy of Manjit Singh Sohal


    “Well done with the project.”

    “Congratulations for a successful project”

    “Congratulations on the effort. The resulting memorial looks wonderful.”

    “Congratulations on the success of the unvailing.  The sculpture also received recived coverage in the Meridian news.”

    “Congratulations to you guys for raising the profile of Indian soldiers in WW1.”

    “I offer my congratulations on completing this worthwhile project and my continued support for promoting recognition of the proud contribution of Sikhs to my country.”

  3. Memorial Report on BBC Hits 1.4M Views!

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    BBC Midlands Today covered the story of the WW1 Sikh Memorial Unveiling – their report uploaded to Facebook has now received over 1.4M views!

    Click the image below to see the coverage.
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    The UK’s first national Sikh memorial in honour of those who fought during the First World War has been unveiled in Staffordshire. It stands at the National Memorial Arboretum and has been funded by donations. Louisa Currie was at today’s service:

    Posted by BBC Midlands Today on Sunday, 1 November 2015