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Wednesday, 22 December, 2010
Star One UK (Sky EPG 783) will repeat a showing of ‘The Saragarhi Challenge Cup' Polo Match this Boxing Day (Sunday 26th December 2010) at 6:30 pm. The match between a Sikh team the Sherdills and the British Army Polo team, at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club was played to commemorate the Battle of Saragarhi 1897.
Tuesday, 21 December, 2010
Film Screening - The Rebel Queen reveals the turmoil, murder, mayhem and diplomatic intrigue surrounding , Maharani Jindan Kaur, wife of one Maharajah and mother of another. Forcibly separated from her son, escaping from captivity, and finally reunited with him, she sets in motion the wheels of justice that threaten to chase the British out of India.
Wednesday, 17 November, 2010
On Sunday, 21st Nov at 6:00 pm Star One UK (Sky EPG 783) will show ‘The Saragarhi Challenge Cup' Polo Match between a Sikh team the Sherdills and the British Army Polo team, at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club to commemorate the Battle of Saragarhi - a very important battle that took place over a century ago.
Wednesday, 17 November, 2010
SikhLens is proud to announce the 2010 Sikh Art & Film Festival Opening Celebration, taking place at 7:00pm on November 19, 2010 at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. A grand sequence of events awaits guests as we open the weekend with beautiful Maharaja and Maharani flair and style.
Wednesday, 27 October, 2010
"Stories may fade. Tradition never Dies" ASHT pulled off another pioneering first by conceiving and spearheading the Saragarhi campaign. The campaign commenced with a high profile launch at the Imperial War Museum on 27th July which featured General Sir Richard Dannant and ASHT Ambassadors Sir Mota Singh QC and Pops from Tigerstyle.
Friday, 22 October, 2010
23rd October 2010 marks the 117th anniversary of the death of Maharajah Duleep Singh, the last Maharajah of the Sikhs. It is a date which has significance well beyond the tragic death of a disenchanted broken and ill man alone in his Paris hotel room.
Thursday, 21 October, 2010
The Lions Firanghis: Europeans at the Court of Lahore - By Bobby Singh Bansal - The kingdom of Maharajah Ranjit Singh was famed for its military prowess as much as its riches. The Maharajah however, was fully aware of the technological weakness of his native army and knew that its modernisation was imperative to survive against the advancing British.
Friday, 15 October, 2010
New illustrated childrens book about the Sikh Turban goes on sale. In this beautifully illustrated story, young readers journey to cultures around the world to explore the meaning of the dastaar,or turban of the Sikhs. Allusive words placed within a vibrant red dastaar help promote our connections as global citizens and encourage dialogue around issues of identity and kinship. A Lion's Mane promises to be a staple on the shelves of all young visionaries.
Friday, 01 October, 2010
A Sikh pilot and British war-hero who flew Hawker Hurricanes during World War II has died. Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh Pujji, 92, died at at Darent Valley Hospital in Kent (United Kingdom) on Saturday, September 25, 2010, following a stroke.
Monday, 27 September, 2010
New Indian Memorial - On Sunday 26th September 2010, a new memorial, paying tribute to 53 Sikh and Hindu soldiers who died during the First World War, was unveiled.
Tuesday, 14 September, 2010
With a good turnout despite the tube strike ASHT's Heritage Shared series kicked off last week with an evening reception to mark the launch of Amarpal Singh Sidhus inaugural book 'The First Anglo Sikh War'. The author detailed his journey in researching the book, which took him to the fields of the Northern Indian State of Punjab. There he discovered that the remnants of the battlefields were in danger of being completely gobbled up by local farmers' fields.
Tuesday, 27 July, 2010
Former head of the British Army, Sir Richard Dannatt, His Honour Judge Sir Mota Singh QC and Pops from Tigerstyle today launched ‘Saragarhi Day’ to recognise the sacrifice made by the Sikhs in the service of the British Army.
Monday, 19 July, 2010
HRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall yesterday visited Neuve-Chapelle Memorial, in memory of soldiers from South Asia who gave their lives fighting for the British Indian Army in the First World War. Their Royal Highnesses met a delegation from the Sikh community and students from the United Kingdom and France.
Thursday, 15 July, 2010
Sikh-Britons Star in Landmark Painting- EnTWINed World-renowned British artists, Amrit and Rabindra Kaur Singh - popularly known as 'The Singh Twins' - have just released their latest masterpiece amidst wide acclaim.
Monday, 14 June, 2010
This long awaited exhibition opens for a year at Ancient House Museum in Thetford, with many unseen objects including the Pearl necklace of Rani Jindan, a Portrait of Duleep Singh by George Beechey, Duleep Singh's velvet jacket, Maharani Bamba's Vanity case, Prince Frederick's military uniform, and much more
Friday, 04 June, 2010
A group of Sikhs have travelled to battlefields where members of their community fought in World War I. BBC Asian Network's Poonam Taneja joined them.
Thursday, 03 June, 2010
By Amarpal Sidhu Featured on www.fauj-i-khas.com The First World War ended over 90 years ago but along with WW2 retains a powerful hold both on people who experienced them and with modern military enthusiasts. This means there are plenty of battlefield tours now taking tourists across the channel.
Wednesday, 12 May, 2010
New Exhibition Opening 19 May - Exploring the cultural exchange between the British and India in the 18th and 19th centuries, Indian Armies, Indian Art will feature beautiful artworks from the National Army Museum’s Collection.
Wednesday, 21 April, 2010
New gallery to open at Brighton Royal Pavilion. From December 1914 to February 1916, the Royal Pavilion was offered for use as a hospital for troops from the Indian Corps, including many Sikhs, wounded on the Western Front in France and Flanders during World War I
Tuesday, 06 April, 2010
Enhancing your journey through history - There couldn't be a better time to join ASHT, the pioneering initiative preserving and profiling Sikh heritage in Britain. Your membership will directly support the charity in promoting this unique heritage now and inspire future generations. You can enjoy a range of exclusive benefits which promise to enrich your journey through history
Tuesday, 06 April, 2010
This touching tale of the life of Maharajah Duleep Singh, told from the perspective of one of the world's most famous diamonds, the Kohinoor, captivated school pupils. After its launch at the Birmingham Drum in early March, ‘The Maharajah and the Kohinoor' is now touring schools, gurudwaras and community venues around the country until the end of the year.
Tuesday, 06 April, 2010
The highly successful ASHT Battlefield Tour returns this year with a day trip on Saturday 29th May taking visitors on a journey that highlights the tremendous contribution made by Sikh soldiers during WW1.
Tuesday, 06 April, 2010
A touching ceremony remembers Commonwealth War dead at London's Hyde Park Memorial Gates - The intimate ceremony opened with a speech by the Bishop of London who quoted a hymn by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, followed by a wreath laying ceremony presented by representatives from the former colonies.
Tuesday, 06 April, 2010
As part of Northern Sikhi Week, a joint collaborative series of events organised by University Sikh Societies based in the North, the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail gave an illustrated talk to the Leeds Metropolitan University Sikh Society on Sikhs in War.
Wednesday, 24 March, 2010
The British Library have recently acquired over 40 audio recordings of Indian POW’s captured by the Germans during WW1. If you have a good level of Punjabi /Hindi and are interested in assisting in the translation please contact us on 0845 600 1893 or email info @asht.info
Tuesday, 23 March, 2010
A GUIDED DAY TRIP TO THE BATTLEFIELDS OF NORTHERN EUROPE Organised in conjunction with Anglia Battlefield Tours, this trip will take you on a journey exploring the contribution made by Sikh soldiers during the Great War
Thursday, 21 January, 2010
A new Exhibition tracing the long and affectionate relationships of The Manchester Regiment with other units from across the world has opened at the Museum of The Manchesters located in the Ashton-under-Lyne Town Hall.