November 2014 \ Diaspora News \ Indian Diaspora in UK

Guests were then shown a video presentation of the monumental Guru Nanak Darbar, a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) that was opened in Dubai, UAE, the very first of its kind in an Arabian Gulf country. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and ruler of Dubai had himself authorised and allocated the land for the Gurudwara to be built.

Mr Surender Singh Kandhari, Chairman of the Guru Nanak Darbar, Dubai, UAE and Chairman of the Al-Dowobi Group, UAE was then presented the Sikh Jewel Award by the Rt. Hon. Dr. Theresa May MP, Home Secretary for his exceptional service, dedication and commitment to the Sikh Community. In his acceptance speech Mr Kandhari said that he was deeply honoured and humbled in receiving the prestigious award from the British Sikh Association and thanked the Sikh and Sindhi community in the UAE for their hard work, prayers and support in the blessed opening of the Gurudwara which was 11 years in the making through educating the rulers of the UAE of the history and spirit of the Sikh faith which recognises the human race as one.

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