Women from Gants Hill’s Interfaith Network celebrate Vaisakhi banqueting and dancing

PUBLISHED: 15:01 26 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:01 26 April 2016

The women interfaith forum celebrated Vaiskhi with a banquet in Gants Hill

The women interfaith forum celebrated Vaiskhi with a banquet in Gants Hill


Members of the Women’s Interfaith Network have celebrated a traditional Indian harvest festival banqueting and dancing.

The multi-faith group, with its 58 members, celebrated Vaisakhi with a banquet and dancing at the Kanchans Restaurant, Perth Road, Gants Hill, last week.

The festival, which is celebrated in the northern Indian region of Punjab, marks the spring equinox and is important for the Sikh community, which celebrates the establishment of the Khalsa, the collective body of all initiated Sikhs.

The Gants Hill branch of the Women’s Interfaith Network was started in 2009 and regularly holds events and festivities to celebrate and learn from different faiths and cultures.

Retired GP Sudarshan Kapur, 76, said: “It was a really nice day and everyone had a wonderful time.”

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