Sikh event set for town

THE Vasaiki street procession takes place this weekend, and this time it s to celebrate 400 years since the birth of the Sikh religion. The procession will leave from Wilbury Way, Hitchin, at 10.30am, continuing into the town centre where there will be a

THE Vasaiki street procession takes place this weekend, and this time it's to celebrate 400 years since the birth of the Sikh religion.

The procession will leave from Wilbury Way, Hitchin, at 10.30am, continuing into the town centre where there will be a tent in the square with food and attractions.

The event will continue until about 1pm with a Gatka display of Sikh martial arts, banghra dancers including the Twilight players, drum players and a range of activities.

Balbir Chahal, festival committee member and volunteer, said: "It's something we do once a year.


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"We have a lot of volunteers that come forward and it's all ages so it's a good opportunity to get youngsters involved. It's a big community event."

People will come from all over to enjoy the Hitchin event where MPs, members of the Sikh community and local residents take part.

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Similar events have been going on around the country to celebrate Vaisaiki.

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