BPF is on the Steering Committee of the Grand Trunk Project which has been developed in partnership with faith leaders (i.e. City Sikhs, Hindu Forum for Britain, AMAL, Hindu Council UK, Dervish Creative etc.), community activists, facilitated by Faiths Forum for London and backed by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
The project seeks inspiration from the ancient and unifying Grand Trunk Road (G.T. Road) which runs across the subcontinent and aims to build common ground and open up much needed dialogue between the faith communities on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the partition of the Indian Subcontinent through a specially curated exhibition created by Dervish Creative and by running a series of community events across 11 regions in the UK.
We are very grateful to the Shri Guru Ravidass Bhawan for hosting and catering the Grand Trunk Project event and exhibition on the 21st of October from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
We would also like to thank the following inspirational speakers at this event:
- Jasvir Singh (Chair, Faiths Forum for London and Chair, City Sikhs)
- Zahra Shah (CEO & Trustee, British Pakistan Foundation and Steering Committee, Grand Trunk Project)
- Aslam Khan (Councillor for Luton, Labour)
- Harchet Singh Bains (Chair, North Hertfordshire Minority Ethnic Forum)
- Dr Tahir Mehmood (GP, Biscot Group Practice)
- Canon Michael Roden (Team Rector and Vicar, St. Mary’s Hitchin and the Parish)
- Ansar Ahmed Ullah (Community Activist, Nirmul Committee)
- Deesha Chadha (Lecturer, Kings College London and Interfaith Committee, Hindu Forum for Britain)
- Vinod Tailor (High Sheriff of Bedfordshire)
You can view photos from this event here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/britishpakistanfoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1629558740435462