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Sikh soldiers of two World Wars honoured in Yorkshire

Sikh soldiers of two World Wars honoured in Yorkshire

Chandigarh, December 5

A rich tribute was given in honour of thousands of Sikh soldiers, who fought and killed during the World War One and World War Two in Yorkshire recently.

A 6ft-high (1.8m) statue was erected at West Yorkshire, Greenhead Park in Huddersfield for the Sikh soldiers. About £65,000 was raised in donations to build the bronze statue, the Sikh Soldier Organisation told BBC.

Along with the images, they wrote: “Unveiling of the #Sikh soldier memorial in #Huddersfield. Supporting the @yorkshire communities we serve and @LordLtWY @SikhCouncilUK @SikhPA @ExaminerHTAFC @HXCourier @bradfordmdc

The statue was built at Huddersfield due to its “vibrant” Sikh community. A ceremony was held at the park to acknowledge the role of the Sikh soldiers as well as their contribution towards the society.
The Yorkshire Regiment shared stills of the bronze statue on their Twitter page.

Calling the statue “a stunning sculpture” and an “emotional piece”, Kalvinder Bhullar, of the Sikh Soldier Organisation said, “We’ve accomplished our mission to get the statue put in place. The support has been overwhelming,” the news website reported.

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