Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
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|Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha|
Exterior and main entrance of Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Southall
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Gurdwara|
|Location||Southall, London Borough of Ealing, England, United Kingdom|
|Construction cost||£17.5 million|
Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall (SGSS) is a Sikh gurdwara situated on Havelock Road and Park Avenue, Southall, in the London Borough of Ealing. It is the largest Sikh temple in London. Building work at the Havelock Road site commenced in March 2000 and the gurdwara opened on Sunday 30 March 2003, in order to accommodate Southall's growing Sikh community. The gurdwara cost £17.5 million to build. It was funded by donations from members of the local Sikh community.
In a bid to improve and advance the education of Sikh pupils, the gurdwara set up a brand new Sikh school – the 'Khalsa School'. This school caters for children of Sikh parents as well as other faiths. The school is located at Norwood Hall, Tentelow Lane, Southall and was purchased for £2.8 million from Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College.
President Sardar Himmat Singh Sohi and the executive committee dedicated the annual Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan procession on 25 March 2012 to Bhai Balwant Singh Ji Rajoana, who was scheduled to be hanged on the 31 March 2012. As a result of this, over 200,000 Sikhs from across the UK attended the Vaisakhi procession to protest against the death penalty which was pronounced by an Indian court. A stay of execution was granted.
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