January 7, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
London: The Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa my has issued a message congratulating Sikhs on the eve of Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
The message reads as follows:
“Today marks a very special anniversary for Sikhs in the United Kingdom and around the world: 350 years since the birth of Guru Gobind Singh.”
“I know millions of people will be reflecting on his great achievement, the establishment of the Khalsa, and what it represents – people standing up for equality, respect and fairness, and helping those less fortunate than themselves.”
“Time and again I have seen these values put into practice, from visiting Gurdwaras to attending the Sikh war memorial in Derby. Indeed, when we celebrate Vaisakhi soon, we will be reminded once again how the teachings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji enrich our wider society.”
“This anniversary is also a chance to remember that British Sikhs have made – and continue to make – an exceptional contribution to business, professions, charity and our armed forces.”
“So may I take this opportunity to wish all those celebrating a very blessed and happy Gurpurab.”
“Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.”
Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ke Fateh!
Welcoming the message of British PM Bhai Amrik Singh, the Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) said: “The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has sent the following excellent message on the 350th Parkash Ustav of the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It is good to see she is receiving timely advice and follows on from her special adviser on religious matters attending the exceptionally well organised Guru Nanak Gurpurb event by the Sikh Federation (UK) and Sikh Network in Parliament in November. We hope this marks a better and more productive relationship between the British Government and the British Sikh community that has lived under the shadow of constant pressure from the Indian authorities for over 30 years.“