sikh parade for faith’s founder

PUBLISHED: 15:11 20 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:42 25 August 2010

THOUSANDS of Sikhs celebrated the birthday of their faith s founder with a parade.

THOUSANDS of Sikhs celebrated the birthday of their faith's founder with a parade.

An estimated 1,800 people celebrated Nanak Dev Ji's birthday by walking through Belvedere from the Sikh temple, the Guru Nanak Darbar, in Mitchell Close, last Sunday.

The three-hour parade started with a service and hymns, followed by the parade of floats, traditional dress and Dhol drums, and food stops en route.

Bakhshish Singh Tumber, president of the Sikh Temple, said: "It was a fantastic turn out and very cheerful.

"Although the rain came as we were to start but thanks to his lord mighty it stayed dry once we were on the road."

The celebration was attended by MPs John Austin and David Evennett, commander of Bexley Police Tony Dawson and Bexley councillors.

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