zondag 22 april 2007

How Europe is Indebted to the Sikhs

How Europe is Indebted to the Sikhs

Date: 04/13/2007


April 11, 2007 - Almere, The Netherlands. A new book regarding the role of brave Sikh soldiers in Europe during second World War,"How Europe is Indebted to the Sikhs, Vol.2" has been released at Gurdwara Sector - 34, Chandigarh on 08-04-2007 by Dr. Harjinder Singh Dilgeer, National Professor of Sikh Studies and President of World Sikh Writers Conference in a special seminar attended by more than 50 prominent scholars including Dr Maan Singh Nirankari, Dr. Harnam Singh Shan - retd. Prof.of Patiala University, Dr. Darshan Singh - chairman of WSRC and retd. Prof. of Punjab University, Dr. Gursharnjit Singh of Guru Nanak University, Dr Amarjit Kaur of Ibankalah, Dr. Gurcharn Singh - former chairman Punjab School Board, S. Rajinder Singh Khalsa - convenor Khalsa Panchiat, Prof. Inder Singh Ghaga, S. Gurpartap Singh Riar - member SGPC Siri Amritsar, Dr. Gurmeet Singh Sarsa, S. Amarjit Singh Chandi, S. Amar Singh Chahal - advocate, Bibi Jagmohan Kaur, Janab Khoji Kafir - a prominent writer, Dr. Sukhpreet Singh Udeke, S. Kamaljit Singh Kamal, Principal Narinder Singh Jammu, Col. Surjit Singh Nishan, Dr. Puran Singh Jassi, Dr. Sahib Singh Arshi, Sardarni Tejinder Kaur journalist, S. Surjit Singh Chodouary - Belgium, S. Joginder Singh Dubai, Major Mewa Singh, Dr. Gurbax Singh, Bibi Amandeep Kaur, Bibi Sarabjit Kaur Bassi, Prof Surinder Pal Singh Karnaal, S. Balwant Singh Artist, Dr. Udai Singh, Sardar Beant Singh Sandhawalia - descendant of Maharaja Duleep Singh and many others.

This book has 286 pages with 60 photos of Sikhs in WW-2 and has full list of all the Sikh soldiers died in Europe for the freedom of mankind. A large number of rare photographs including the photo of then Prime Minister of England Mr. Winston Churchil taking salute from the Sikh soldiers on the front line and has precious documents with unknown information about the WW-2. Sikhs have died in large number in Italy, Germany, Greece, France,Malta, Cyprus etc. and their names, Ranks, belt numbers,Regiments, Villages, father's name, in many cases also mother or wife name,Place of action and place of cremation has been given.

This is the 2nd book on this subject by Bhupinder Singh Holland. First volume discribes the role of the Sikh soldiers in Europe during World War-I and was published by Sikh University Press in 2005.

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