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Ilford gurdwara to teach Punjabi at new community centre

PUBLISHED: 13:38 17 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:58 17 September 2014

From left to right: Committee member Jasbiir Singh, chairman Ranjit Singh, head priest Sant Partap Singh, general secretary Harbans Singh, security manager Pritpal Singh. Picture: Satvinder Singh

From left to right: Committee member Jasbiir Singh, chairman Ranjit Singh, head priest Sant Partap Singh, general secretary Harbans Singh, security manager Pritpal Singh. Picture: Satvinder Singh

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Children ate cake and had their faces painted as they celebrated the opening of a new community centre and school.

Henna art at the opening event. Picture: Satvinder SinghHenna art at the opening event. Picture: Satvinder Singh

The new space in High Road, Ilford, was opened by Karamsar Gurdwara, also in High Road, and will offer everything from Punjabi classes to self-defense sessions and a parent-toddler group.

The centre was officially opened by the gurdwara’s head priest Sant Partap Singh as he cut the ribbon at a ceremony on Saturday.

The event included a guided tour of the refurbished centre before guests got involved with games, a cake sale, a bouncy castle and henna art.

Karamsar Gurdwara chairman Ranjit Singh said: “After a period of investment and modernisation of this building, we now look forward to the building serving and meeting the needs of the local community.”

Cakes at the cake sale. Picture: Satvinder SinghCakes at the cake sale. Picture: Satvinder Singh

For more information on the classes and services available at the centre call 020 7133 2627 or visit karamsar.co.uk.

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