Happy 2016: An Update
Happy New Year!
It was on a wet and windy Boxing Day that I visited the “Subedar” at the National Memorial Arboretum to see how he was doing. It was a chilling day but refreshing, and particularly worthwhile as I met another Sikh family who were also visiting the site to see the WW1 Sikh Memorial. This was a brilliant thing for me, as it was evidence of the pilgrimage people are now undertaking to the site in Staffordshire.
In 2016, we hope to encourage many more people to visit the site – and to offer our assistance to those far and wide, Sikh and non to create their own WW1 monuments in their communities. It is my hope that people will use our template to make their own happen, and in so doing spread awareness of the contribution of diverse soldiers during the war effort. It’s particularly poignant as later this year we commemorate a century since the Battle of the Somme.
If you would like to create your own memorial – in the UK or abroad – do contact us directly and he’ll assist.
Also, due to popular demand for it, we decided to release “The Sikh Chronicles” onto Kindle also – and our free offer to launch it was greatly received. You can purchase it on Amazon or download the pdf version directly here: The_Sikh_Chronicles_Online_Edition.compressed
Finally, I’ll try to keep up blog posts – but this will likely be limited to updates on “Sikhs At War” talks and events we’re a part of. I’m not planning on any new productions but my research will continue on. And we’re not doing anything else new other than promoting the monument.
But if you’d like to contact me direct try our email: dothyphen1 AT gmail DOT com.
Have a wonderful and prosperous year.
Chairman, WW1 Sikh Memorial Fund
Director, Sikhs At War