Exhibition opens at Gurdwara in Wolverhampton

A major exhibition has opened at a Sikh Gurdwara in the Midlands.

Entitled 'A Candle In the Dark' it covers the treatment of Sikhs in India from the country's independence in 1947 up to the 1984 storming of their holy shrine, the Golden Temple, in Amritsar, in which 1000 people died.

The story is told through pictures, videos and statements from the time and the display will be on show daily in hall number four of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Sedgley Street, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, until March 23.

Wolverhampton South East MP Pat McFaddon and West Midland Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones were among those who attended the official opening ceremony.

Mr Manjit Singh, former general secretary of the Gurdwara said: "The exhibition explains how the peaceful movement for the rights of the Punjab region led to the the horrific, unjustifiable and senseless murder of innocent Sikhs.We encourage people from outside our community to visit the exhibition and get a feel for the subject it covers. Everybody is welcome as long as they respect the Gurdwara and its rules."

It will be open each day from 10am to 8pm. Vegetarian food will be served in the main Langar hall but please bear in mind that no intoxicants are allowed on to the Gurdwara premises.

Visitors are also asked to cover their head with a handkerchief or suitable scarf when entering the Gurdwara buildings. Shoes can be worn whilst attending the exhibition area

For inquiries please contact Teja Singh via email on tj.s.sidhu@hotmail.com .

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