Friday, April 11, 2014

Thousands take part in Glasgow Sikh community's Vaisakhi festival

Thousand's from Glasgow Sikh community walk through the city as part of the Vaisakhi festival on April 6, 2014.

Thousands took part in the Sikh community's Vaisakhi festival, with celebrations in Glasgow including a procession through the community.
This year is the first time the procession, which marks the Sikh new year, will make its way to the new Gurdwara on the city's Albert Drive.
The Guru Granth Sahib Gurdwara, Scotland's first purpose-built Sikh temple, was completed last year at a cost of £3.8million.
Organisers said around 3,000 people took part in the procession, which began at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in the West End before weaving through the city centre to the new temple.
Celebrations will be held at the Gurdwara including Indian Dhol players, an outdoor choir, speeches and performances.
Charandeep Singh, of the Glasgow Gurdwara, said: "This is the first year the procession reaches the Gurdwara, the procession has been happening since 1991.
"It's a very memorable and important occasion for the whole community."
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