UK unveils statue to honour Sikh soldiers

Last Updated: Dec 05 2019 18:30
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The United Kingdom has unveiled a statue to honour all the Sikh soldiers who fought with the British armed forces in the two World Wars.

It is situated in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield, which is described by the Sikh community as ‘vibrant’.

The monument in the Greenhead Park marks the culmination of a project of the Sikh Soldier Organisation (SSO), which coordinated donations and other activities of the six feet high bronze statue that cost £65,000. Various local bodies supported the project.

Kalvinder S. Bhullar, chairman of the SSO, described the artwork as ‘stunning’, and added: “We’ve accomplished our mission to get the statue put in place and the support we have had has been overwhelming.”

“Huddersfield’s vibrant Sikh community is one of the reasons why the town has been chosen for the perfect location of the statue.”