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Britain agrees to fund Sikh soldiers’ memorial

PTI
Published Feb 1, 2018, 12:49 am IST
Updated Feb 1, 2018, 12:49 am IST
More than 83,000 turbaned Sikh soldiers gave their lives and more than 100,000 were injured during the wars.
UK Communities Secretary Sajid Javid
 UK Communities Secretary Sajid Javid

London: The UK government has agreed to support and fund a national memorial to honour the sacrifices and contribution of Sikh soldiers who fought for Britain and its allies during the two World Wars.

More than 83,000 turbaned Sikh soldiers gave their lives and more than 100,000 were injured during the wars.

 

“We are indebted to all those servicemen who volunteered to serve and fought to defend the freedoms we enjoy today,” said UK communities secretary Sajid Javid  as he announced government backing for the memorial in London.

“A Sikh war memorial in our nation’s capital will honour their sacrifice and ensure that this part of our shared history is never forgotten. So, I'm delighted to get behind this campaign and ensure its success,” he said. 

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