Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

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Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
Gurdwara.Sri.Guru.Singh.Sabha.Southall.jpg
Exterior and main entrance of Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Southall
Basic information
Location United Kingdom Southall, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Geographic coordinates 51°30′01″N 0°22′52″W / 51.5004°N 0.3810°W / 51.5004; -0.3810Coordinates: 51°30′01″N 0°22′52″W / 51.5004°N 0.3810°W / 51.5004; -0.3810
Affiliation Sikhism
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Gurdwara
Website www.sgsss.org
Architectural description
Architect(s) Architects CoPartnership
Architectural type Gurdwara
Architectural style Sikh
Completed 2003
Construction cost £17.5 million
Specifications
Capacity 3,000

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall (SGSS) is a Sikh Gurdwara situated in the London suburb of Southall on Havelock Road and Park Avenue. It is the largest Sikh temple in London. [1] Building work at the Havelock Road site commenced in March 2000 and the Gurdwara opened on Sunday 30 March 2003,[1] in order to accommodate for Southall's growing Sikh community. The Gurdwara cost £17.5 million to build.[1] Funding came by way of donations from members of the local Sikh community.

Sikh school[edit]

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.

Human rights[edit]

In 2012, President Sardar Himmat Singh Sohi and the executive committee dedicated the annual Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan procession on the 25 March 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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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "£17m Sikh temple opens". BBC News Online. 2003-03-30. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 

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