British Organization Sponsors Sikh Army Camp

August 12, 2006

Source: Asian Image

On August 12, 2006 Asian Image reported, "Twenty soldiers from across the country joined the 10th annual Sikh camp in North Wales. The camp, organised by the British Organization of Sikh Students (BOSS) attracted over 300 participants from London, Newport, Milton Keynes, Coventry, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and as far as New Zealand and Denmark. The 300 campers took part in a range of Army led activities including hiking, archery, sports, kayaking, confidence assault course, climbing, abseiling and a suspended 100m zip slide. There was still plenty of tine for Langar, Kirtaan, meditation and religious discussion before and after the Army inspired action. Over the seven days campers and soldiers were able to interact, build friendship improve cultural understanding, and learn more about the role of the community in the British Army. Community Liaison Officer Lutha Magloire explained: 'There is a rich history that links the Sikh community to the British Armed Forces. The Army is keen to continue its efforts to strengthen links and improve the Sikh numbers serving within our ranks.'"