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Sikh Martyrs of Saka Nakodar 1986 Remembered by Leicester Sikh Sangat

Sikh martyrs of Saka Nakodar 1986 were remembered by local Sikh sangat at Leicester. A memorial diwan was organised at Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara Sahib in Leicester where the Gurdwara president paid tributes to Shaheed Bhai Jhalman Singh, Shaheed Bhai Harminder Singh, Shaheed Bhai Baldhir Singh and Shaheed Bhai Ravinder Singh.

East and West Punjab Scholars to Join International Punjabi Mother Language Conference in England

East and West Punjab scholars will be joining each other during International Punjabi Mother Language Conference to be held in Leicester on 9 and 10 March.

Youth Leadership of Teer Group Gets Sewa of Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara Sahib in Leicester

The leadership of Teer Group has won election for the management committee of Gudwara Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib in Leicester. The polling was held on Sunday, Sept. 30.

Leicester Sikh Footballer Gets Team’s Backing after Referee Barred Him on Ground Because of ‘Patka’

As per reports in local media, a Sikh footballer from Leicester in England was not allowed by a referee to play with Patka, which he wears in lieu of Dastar while on ground.

Burglar ransacks Leicester’s oldest Sikh Gurdwara

As per Leicester Mercury the Police are hunting a burglar who broke into Leicester's oldest Sikh Gurdwara Sahib and left a trail of destruction in his wake.

Leicester Gurdwara refutes information on the UK Welcomes Modi website

Following the Sikh Federation (UK) Press Release Sukhdev Singh Sangha, the General Secretary of Gurdwara Guru Amar Das Ji in Leicester has contacted Gurjeet Singh, the National Press Secretary of the Sikh Federation (UK) and is adamant that the management of the Gurdwara has not agreed to become a welcome partner for Modi’s reception on Friday 13 November.

A view of Gurpurb Nagar Kirtan at Leicester (November 24, 2013)

Leicester Sikhs aim to collect 10 tonnes of food for charity to mark Visakhi

Leicester's Sikh community aims to collect 10 tonnes of food for charity as part of a drive to mark a religious occasion, notes a news report by Leicester Mercury.

Fire breaks out at Leicester Gurdwara; Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib and Sangat taken out safely

Fire broke out today at Gurdwara Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib localted at East Park Road in Leicester. The flames were spotted at around 11.15am from top story of the Gurdwara Sahib building, which is only used for storage . Five fire crews and an aerial ladder platform were called to the scene.

Leicester’s first free Sikh school proves good ethos is main ingredient for success

Leicester’s first free Sikh school has shown that a good ethos is the main ingredient in creating a successful learning environment.

Falcons Primary School

Leicester’s Sikh free school, Falcons Primary, could open after half term

Leicester, UK (Oct. 03): The trustees behind Leicester’s first free Sikh school say they hope to open it shortly after half term. Falcons Primary, in Gipsy Lane, was due to open on September 3, but had its funding from the Department for Education (DfE) pulled at the last minute because of a “breakdown in relationships”.

Falcons Primary School

Leicester’s first Sikh free school, Flacons’ Primary, given the go-ahead

Leicester, United Kingdom: Leicester's first Sikh free school, Falcons' Primery, has reportedly been granted "go-ahead". The school's punding was withdrawn by the Department of Education. After which a meeting was held between Akaal Trust; local MP Keith Vaz and schools minister Lord Nash.

Falcons Primary School

Hope revives for Trustrees of Leicester’s Sikh free school

Leicester, United Kingdom (September 05, 2014): It is learnt that Schools minister Lord Nash has agreed to meet with the trustees of a new Sikh free school in Leicester (UK) which was due to open this week.

Leicester Sikhs hold conference; Demand full public inquiry into UK’s hand in June 1984 attack

The Leicester Sikhs reportedly organized a public conference and called for a public inquiry into British involvement in the attack on the Darbar Sahib in Amritsar, India, in the 1980s.

Leicester Sikhs critical of Amritsar Massacre report

Leicester, United Kingdom (February 08, 2014): As per certain media reports Sikh groups in Leicester have criticized the Whitehall report which clears the British military of any direct involvement in the 1984 Amritsar Massacre.

Leicester- Lightening hit Gurdwara Sahib; Roof top damaged badly, all escaped unhurt

Leicester: Lightening hit Gurdwara Sahib; Roof top damaged badly, all escaped unhurt

Leicester, United Kingdom (January 27, 2014): According to Leicester Mercury [w]orshippers had a miracle escape after a lightning strike blew a massive hole in a Gurdwara building roof on January 25. As per information the lightening hit at the Ramgarhia Sikh Gurdwara in Meynell Road, off Uppingham Road, Leicester, at about 3pm.

David Cameron (L) - Margaret Thatcher (R)

Sikhs in Leicestershire react with shock over evidence of UK’s link to June 1984 attack

Leicestershire, UK (January 15, 2014): Recent disclosure of British involvement in planning of armed attack on Sikh holy place Darbar Sahib by Indian army has left many in shock and anger. According to local media reports “Sikhs in Leicestershire reacted with shock and anger today after evidence emerged that the British Government colluded in the notorious massacre at the Golden Temple of Amritsar 30 years ago”.

Falcons Primary School

UK: Sikh school to come up on former hospital site in Leicester

Leicester, United Kingdom (December 28, 2013): According to news reported by the Leicester Mercury: a new Sikh free school will be built on a former hospital site in Gipsy Lane, in the Northfields area of Leicester.

A view of Gurpurb Nagar Kirtan at Leicester (November 24, 2013)

More than 10000 Sikhs participated in Gurpurb Nagar Kirtan at Leicester

Leicester, United Kingdom (November 24, 2013): According to certain local media reports on November 24, 2013 more than 10,000 people joined the Nagat Kirtan at Leicester to mark the Gurpurb of Guru Nank Sahib Ji.

Sikh Scholar S. Ajmer Singh

Sardar Ajmer Singh on current challenges before the Sikh nation in Punjab & India

Sikh Scholar, Writer and Thinker Sirdar Ajmer Singh is currently visiting United Kingdom. This is video recording to speech by S. Ajmer Singh at Gurdwara Guru Tegh Bahadur, Leicester. This speech was delivered by S. Ajmer Singh on October 13, 2013.