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UK Reading Sikhs Teach Mp A Lesson In Tying A Turban

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UK Reading Sikhs Teach Mp A Lesson In Tying A Turban

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Reading East MP Rob Wilson meets the Sikh community to discuss new premises and a new school. This was no wind-up, as members of the Sikh community taught the Reading East MP the history and significance of the turban. Rob Wilson MP was given a lesson in tying a turban on Sunday, February 22 as well as discussing issues facing Sikhs in Reading. At the event, which was held at the Sikh Gurdwara in Cumberland Road, Newtown , members of the Chardi Kala Turban Academy treated Mr Wilson to a lesson in tying the turban and an explanation as to its significance and symbolism.

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The turban is an article of the Sikh faith that signifies virtues such as spirituality, courage, self-respect, honour and moral values.

Mr Wilson was also able to talk to members of the Reading Sikh community about the search for a new location for the Gurdwara and the potential for a Sikh school in the area.

Speaking after the event, he said: “It was an honour and privilege to experience the tying of the turban and learn about its history and importance. I also welcomed the opportunity to speak with members of Reading’s Sikh community about a range of important issues, from the Gurdwara to a new school.

“Sikhs in Reading make an outstanding contribution to the local community and at every event I attend some of the key principles of Sikhism - hard work, generosity and a tolerance and respect for others - are plain for everyone to see.”
 

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