21st October 2017
Our event at the Shri Guru Ravidass Bhawan in Luton bought together a community in a place where the South Asian population has seen a significant increase in the last few decades.
The speakers reflected on the community spirit before the Partition.
“I was 11 years old. I use to go the Mosque with my friends, and my friends would come to the Gudwara.”
The importance of educating future generations regarding the Partition was raised by Canon Michael Roden. Dr Deesha Chadha also highlighted the importance of ensuring we capture as many stories as possible, as we will soon lose everyone with first hand accounts of the events.
“Many families were torn apart during partition. But we can appreciate similarities and talk through our differences.” – Dr. Tahir Mehmood
Thank you to everyone that came and thank you to the Shri Guru Ravidass Bhawan for hosting us.