Today I attended the Council of Gurdwaras South East celebrations of the 300th Anniversary of the Gurgaddi Diwas. the year when the formal status of Guru was awarded to the holy book of the Sikhs the Guru Granth Sahib. The event was held at Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College in Roding Lane Chigwell.
I was pleased to be there to hear a thoughtful talk by Inderjit Singh OBE, who is well known to listeners to “Thought for the Day” on BBC Radio 4, about the origins of the Sikh faith.
I was also delighted to return to my old school once again. I had spent seven happy years there when I was a student at the then Buckhurst Hill County High School for Boys between 1964 and 1971. The school was closed by Essex County Council in the 1980’s and was reopened about ten years ago in its current role as a Sikh faith private school.
posted 2 November 2008