The Sikh Network launch new initiative to mark the 350th Birth anniversary of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, with the recognition and celebration of 350 Sikh Women.
Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s 350th birth anniversary was marked by the Sikh Network with the launch of the initiative #350SikhWomen on social media. The initiative featured Sikh women from history and recent times that have inspired through sacrifice and positive contributions across many categories.
Sikhs and politicians mark annual Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurab event in UK Parliament
Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurab (Birthday) was marked for the second year running with a memorable celebration at the Houses of Parliament. The Sikh Network, the Sikh Federation (UK) and the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs organised a befitting evening of celebration, inspiration and recognition.
The impact of the Sikh Manifesto
The Sikh Manifesto was launched on 31 January 2015 and has exceeded all expectations in terms of its impact. It empowered Gurdwaras, Sikh organisations and individual Sikhs to raise issues with hundreds of Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) in a way never seen before in UK-wide elections.
Monitoring and reporting progress
The Sikh Network has introduced a dashboard and RAG rating to monitor progress against each of the 10 Sikh Manifesto sections. This is updated at the end of each quarter just before the quarterly newsletter is issued and the main actions required in the next three to six months agreed.
First Gurpurb celebration in UK Parliament
MPs from across the political spectrum joined Sikhs to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurb on 25 November. The event was an opportunity to educate politicians about Sikhi. Several MPs spoke at the event, including Rob Marris MP, the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs,
Guidance on protocol for searching Dastaar at worldwide airports launched
The high profile incident involving Waris Ahluwalia, the US actor and designer, not being allowed to fly with AreoMexico because of his Dastaar, demonstrated the lack of awareness among airport and airline staff of the current agreed security protocol in performing security searches on Turbaned Sikhs.