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Thousands flock to celebrate the Jubilee

St Nirankari Jubilee celebrationThe Queen celebrated 60 years as Monarch this Jubilee weekend. Her Majesty's reign is one of great importance as it stands as a symbol of cultural unity. And that unifying essence was clearly demonstrated at the Nirankari Bhawan in Wednesbury on Saturday 2nd June 2012.

Here, a multicultural turnout danced, sang and joined arm in arm in harmonious celebrations, illustrating the many cultures that make Britain ‘Great’.

 
Dignitaries

This spectacular event was organised by the Sandwell Multi-faith Network and Sant Nirankari Mission, who have both been working in and around Wednesbury for many years promoting unity, amid different faiths and communities. 

Consequently, they both recognise Her Majesty`s reign as a symbol of stability and reassurance, and an embodiment of faith and integrity. Ultimately, the efforts of both have contributed enormously to world peace and peaceful co-existence. It was therefore only befitting that The Queen’s Jubilee should be adorned with a blend of cultures from the whole Commonwealth and beyond, who testified the unity that Her Majesty has long created and sustained.


Even the forecasted rain kept away, leaving the countless flags of Nations, the many exhibitions, music and dance, food stalls, parades, the singing of the National Anthem, and the hoisting of the Union Jack to be enjoyed under the June sky.


The occasion was accompanied with numerous dignitaries, from Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mrs Taunk, High Sheriff of West Midlands Stewart Towe, Mr V.S. Ramalingam, Consul General of Birmingham Indian Consulate, Paul Uppal MP for Wolverhampton South West, John Spellar MP for Warley, Lord Tarsem King of West Bromwich, Andrew Smith Chair of West Midlands Multi-Faith, Gary Bowman Director at Sandwell Partnership, Deputy Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Keith Davies, Mayor of Sandwell and Khalid Mahmood MP, as well as many more dignitaries representing many faiths and communities.

Some of them spoke on the day to offer their respects, and ultimately they all joined as one, offering their recognition to The Queen and Her longstanding repute.  A truly spectacular day was experienced where many stood shoulder to shoulder and joined as one ‘common’ union amongst a ‘wealth’ of colours and cultures; in homage to our Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

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