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Sikh Community Group Visit Monastir Road Indian Cemetery, Greece

23 October 2012

On 16 October, a delegation from the Sikh community of Birmingham paid a visit to Monastir Road Indian Cemetery, Greece.

The visit was part of a tour of Sikh burial grounds of the First and Second World War, throughout Europe. The aim was to raise awareness within the local community of the sacrifices Sikh servicemen made. It is hoped that this awareness will, in turn, improve community relations in these areas. 

Martin Leiper, Regional Supervisor for Greece, met the delegation and talked with them about the Commission's work.

At the end of their visit the group presented our Mikra Mobile Team with a Certificate of Appreciation, for their continued work in maintaining the cemetery.

The delegation are planning to carry out a yearly ceremony at the cemetery, involving the local Sikh community.