A COMMUNITY HERITAGE PROJECT

As nations around the globe are commemorating the centenary of the First World War, this project seeks to contribute to a wider understanding of the significance of this episode in modern history.

The project is partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and partly by the local Punjabi community living in Reading and Wokingham. The project is supported by various local national organisations.

Purpose
A. For the local Punjabi community to engage with its own history and heritage.
B. Learn, understand and share the remarkable but largely forgotten story of Sikh and other Indian soldier’s contribution in the Great War along with other communities.
C. Commemorate Sikh and other Indian soldiers who gave their lives for the freedom of Britain and Europe.

Organisation
A number of volunteers of ALL ages are participating in various project activities, with the support of various experts.

Project Launch
The project was launched on 30th October 2014, jointly by The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Reading Cllr. Tony Jones and the Madam Mayor of Wokingham, Cllr. Ulla-Karin Clark in the presence of various distinguished guests and members of the community.