Wednesday, June 08, 2011

1984 Remembrance March...

Last Sunday it was the annual 1984 Sikh Genocide Remembrance March & Freedom Rally which took place in London. With Guru Sahib's kirpaa, approximately 35,000 people attending the march and rally. The march started at Hyde Park and ended at Trafalgar Square. This year there were some really inspiring and uplifting speeches in Trafalgar Square in English and Panjabi.

During the march, I saw an elderly white English lady in her late 60s or early 70s walking with the Sangat. At first I thought she must be wanting to cross over the road and caught up in the Sangat. However, I noticed that she missed a few opportunities to get out of the march and instead was walking along.

After 5 minutes or so of walking, the lady showed signs of wanting to leave the march and go elsewhere. I kindly lifted the rope that bordered the sides of the road so that she could pass. The lady said, "Thank you." I briefly explained the reason behind marching. The lady smiled and replied, "I know all about it.... I think what you people are doing today is marvellous! I hope and pray you have success. I fully support you." It was so nice that a non-Sikh had such a positive impression of the march and not only understood the message behind it but also supported it.

Photos of Sunday's programme taken by

Sangat gathered at Hyde Park.

Panj Singh leading the march.

Thousands marching through Central London.

A girl's Dhadi Jatha from India which consists of girls that have had their fathers or families made shaheeds (martyred) by the Indian authorities.

Sangat gathered at Trafalgar Square.

Video shown in Trafalgar Square followed by a speech by Bhai Jarnail Singh jee (Journalist) from India.

Dhan Hai Guru, Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!

1 comment:

Kaur said...

Wjkk Wjkf veerji,
Had the oppurtunity to be a part of this for the first time. Specially appreciated and loved the enthusiasm of the young generation distributing pamphlets and educating onlookers of our reasons.
We really need to educate to remove ignorance so people know the truth and not the fabrications set by the governement.
Did not appreciate the BBC coverage which still stated there were militants in Harmandir Sahib. They same to write the same thing year after year.
Gur fateh jeo.