First World Sikh Summit to be Held in London Next Week

September 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News Archive!OpenDocument

On Monday 17 September 2007, the Sikh Federation (UK) and affiliated organisations are holding the first World Sikh Summit in London. The event is being supported by Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, and will be held at the Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA, between 10am-2pm. Registration and refreshments for the event will be from 9.30am with a light buffet lunch served at 12 noon.

The purpose of the Summit is to raise awareness on the range of challenges faced by Sikhs, share best practice on how the challenges are or could be addressed, and agree a common strategy and an action plan for the future.

As one of the most diverse cities in the world and home to a significant Sikh community, it is fitting that London is to host the first in a series of such Summits to be held in major cities around the world, as agreed at an international meeting of Sikh delegates held in Switzerland on 25 March 2007.

The London Summit aims to start the process of bringing together leading Sikh organisations across the globe that are working towards protecting and achieving greater rights for Sikhs. Other venues nominated for future summits include Vancouver, Brussels, San Francisco, Paris, Amritsar, Geneva and Delhi.