Below is a list of some of our past City Sikh events organised by Sikhs in UK
Celebrating British Asian Sporting Success
Herbert Smith Freehills in collaboration with the City Sikhs Network were proud to present “Celebrating British Asian Sporting Success” in October 2012.
This was our tribute to the London Olympics featuring an evening of short inspirational talks given by Mandip Sehmi – Paralympian at the London Olympics and member of the Great Britain wheelchair rugby team; Isa Guha – Female England cricketer who played in the 2005 women’s cricket world cup in South Africa; Mihir Bose – The first sports editor of the BBC with a brief to cover sports for television, radio and online and Baljit Rihal – Founder of the Asian football awards, FA licensed football agent and director at Inventive Sports.
Deloitte’s Multicultural and Deloitte’s Hindu Networks; and the City Sikhs Network jointly hosted the “Mayoral Hustings in the City” in anticipation of the forthcoming Mayoral elections in April 2012.
This was an evening of short talks and a Q&A session/debate with six London Mayoral candidates including talks by James Cleverly – Conservatives, Val Shawcross – Labour, Brian Paddick – Liberal Democrats, Jenny Jones – The Green Party, Lawrence Webb – UK Independence Party and Siobhan Benita the leading Independent candidate.
Topics of discussion included policing, transport, the London riots, the congestion charge, technology and the Olympics amongst many others. Photos from the event can be seen here: Link to Pictures and a video recording can be seen here: Link to Video
Barclays Wealth in collaboration with the City Sikhs Network were proud to present “Sikhs, the City and Success” in August 2011. This was our first major corporate event featuring an evening of short inspirational talks given by Richard Barnes – Deputy Mayor of London, Sukhi Wahiwala – CEO of the Wahiwala Group of Companies, Krish Ravel – Director of Faith in Leadership, Dr Surinder Hundal – Director at Principles for Responsible Investment and Dr Japjeet Kaur Khalsa
The evening provided an opportunity for questions followed by networking over drinks and canapes. Photos from the event can be seen here: Link to Pictures
The Punjabi Heritage Association in conjunction with The City Sikhs Network were proud to present “Inspiration from the Golden Temple” a special evening consisting of a tour of the Golden Temple Exhibition followed by 2 inspirational talks and a panel discussion followed by networking. Photos from the event can be seen here: Link to Pictures
Our speakers included Guruka Singh – CEO and Founder of Sikhnet. Guruka Singh now teaches all over the world and was one of the first teachers trained by Yogi Bhajan. The second speaker was Parmjit Singh Director of UK Punjabi Heritage Association who an independent researcher specialising in the culture, history and heritage of the Sikhs and Punjab.
Spiritual Cafe evening was the quarterly discussion forum taking place in London City providing an opportunity for City professionals to discuss and share ideas about Sikhism, God, Spirituality, Philosophy, Science, Ethics etc. Spiritual Cafe Evenings have been discontinued for 2012. Some pictures from previous events can be found below:
Faith in the Workplace
The City Sikhs Network (CSN), in partnership with other faith networks, hosted “Faith in the Workplace: A conversation for young professionals” at the offices of law firm Berwick Leighton Paisner (BLP) on 24 November 2010. The event was attended by members of several other faith groups including the City Hindus Network, Boad of Deputies of British Jews, and City Circle. Please see below for an overview of the event.