- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
I attended the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib Walsall celebrations on West Bromwich Road on Saturday 16 September 2023. The celebrations marked 60 years of the Gurdwara’s presence in Walsall. As Walsall’s first-ever Sikh temple, the Guru Nanak Gurdwara is a vital charitable and community hub. It was set up in 1963 by some of the first Sikh settlers in Walsall, and has become a key place for many in the community, having raised thousands of pounds for local, national, and international causes. The Gurdwara hosts visitors and serves free food, known as ‘langar’.The celebrations featured the Akhand Path, an unbroken reading of the Guru Granth Sahib Holy Scriptures, a number of stalls, martial arts displays, a bouncy castle and a display charting the history of the temple and its significance in Walsall.
(In the picture, I am with Balwinder Bath, a current trustee. In the main picture I am with Jag Mavi, a former trustee, and Balwinder Bath, a current trustee.)