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Ford managers tour Seven Kings gurdwara

PUBLISHED: 09:57 28 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:57 28 July 2015

Dagenham Ford employees taking a tour of the gurdwara in High Road, Seven Kings,

Dagenham Ford employees taking a tour of the gurdwara in High Road, Seven Kings,

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Car-makers took time out to learn about Sikhism on a tour of a gurdwara.

Dagenham Ford employees taking a tour of the gurdwara in High Road, Seven Kings,
Dagenham Ford employees taking a tour of the gurdwara in High Road, Seven Kings,

Managers at the Ford Dagenham factory in Dagenham visited Singh Sabha London East, High Road, Seven Kings, last week, as part of an initiative organised by Baljeet Singh Dail of the company’s diversity committee.

Mankamal Singh, who led the tour, said: “It went well – they really got an understanding of the faith and there was a question and answer session, which was good.”

Questions about the colour of turbans gave Mankamal the chance to dispel myths surrounding the headwear – the colour of a turban has no religious significance.

He said: “It’s good to work with each other so we can all learn together.

Dagenham Ford employees taking a tour of the gurdwara in High Road, Seven Kings,
Dagenham Ford employees taking a tour of the gurdwara in High Road, Seven Kings,

“We talked about the tradition of langar [serving food to visitors] and how the gurdwara sustains itself.

“The gurdwara isn’t just for the Sikh community it’s a space for everyone and we’re reaching out as much as we can.”

He added: “A lot of the Sikh community came into the area because of Ford and it has played a big part in the community.”


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