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Deputy Mayor joins in Baisakhi celebrations

THURROCK Asian Association led the community celebrations of the famous Indian Festival of BAISAKHI on Sunday 17th April, 2011 at the Asian Resource Centre, Grays which proved a great success. More than a hundred adults, children and young people from all the communities participated including the Deputy Mayor of the Borough.

The president of the Association Yash Gupta welcomed the guests and stressed the important message behind these celebrations,’ Baisakhi celebrations reminds us the teachings of Sikh Gurus-peace, brotherly love and respect of humanity.’

Mr Tiwari explained the significance of this famous festival in different parts of India-this is mainly tied up the harvest season and also the beginning of New Year. The people celebrate it with happiness, joy and love.

Giani is explained the significance in the Sikh History as on 13th April, 1699 Guru Gobind Singh Ji established the Sikh Panth.

The audience enjoyed the music played by the beat of drums and other Indian Instruments. The Deputy Mayor praised the work of the Asian Association in bringing community harmony by organising these cultural events.

The children and adults enjoyed the various foods prepared by different communities.

Mr Mitra, secretary of the Association thanked everyone who participated in this community event.


  1. i like the sikhs religion,they do not want to convert anybody or ram their views down other peoples throats,they just want to be given the same respect that they give to others.

  2. I agree with Rocket 1 – The Sikh Community in Thurrock go about their day to day lives being part of our Community and helping others. May the Celebrations go well.
    “The Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Anne Cheale, is hosting a St George’s Day Service at St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Grays, on Sunday, 24 April starting at 4pm.” Yourthurrock Post


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