Website preserves World War Sikh soldiers’ history

Website preserves World War Sikh soldiers’ history

Members of the Shaheed Welfare Society launch a website on the history of Sikh soldiers in Amritsar.

Tribune news service

Amritsar, October 10

Dedicated to the contribution of Sikh soldiers who laid their lives in two World Wars, a website was launched by the members of the Shaheed Welfare Society. The website will provide vital information through videos, photographs and articles to people online regarding the martyrs’ role WWI and WWII and their contribution to the democratic values in Europe and other countries during the time.

In a ceremony organised at Sultanwind village, Gurinder Singh Mahal and Harjap Singh, who is also member of the SGPC, joined several eminent historians including Bhupinder Singh Holland to launch the website. Holland is an eminent historian and author, who has written books on the history of Sikh Soldiers during WWI and WWII. He, along with Dutch historian Dr Dominic, has contributed research material for the website.

Holland, who joined the launching ceremony online from Netherlands said the purpose of the website,, to provide consolidated information platform to people on the role of the Sikhs in World Wars.

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