Welcome from the Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee
WAHEGURU Ji KA KHALSA, WAHEGURU Ji KE FATEH
With the blessing of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and the grace of Almighty God this is truly a very auspicious day. On behalf of the Sadh Sangat (congregation) of Leamington Spa, Warwick and surrounding areas, it is with immense pride that the Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (GPC) welcomes all visitors to the new Gurdwara Sahib (Sikh Temple).
The Sikhs' of Leamington Spa and Warwick stand in this house of God, where 50 years ago our parents and grandparents, through the sweat of their brow in a new land, amongst new people through sheer hard work sowed the seeds for future generations. Due to the wisdom of past generations who adhered truly to core Sikh principles of oneness: One God, One Gurdwara and One Sangat, we stand together in this Gurdwara Sahib today.It has taken many volunteers and committees a tremendous amount of time and effort to get to this day. It would take too long to individually thank all those who have made this possible, their words and deeds have not been for personal reward or recognition, but has come from their faith in Sikhi (Sikhism) and humanity.
The new Gurdwara Sahib project has taken many years of planning and fundraising. It is an enormous achievement of our Sangat that it has been built on time, taking only eighteen months to construct, and within budget. The long journey has been difficult at times but our faith remained strong and steadfast. It has been the fusion of energy of both young and old, moulding modern practices with experience and wisdom that has been the secret to the project's success. With the blessing of the sangat, the younger generation have led this project from the front.
Today we pause and show gratitude to Almighty God for this auspicious day, which marks not an end but the beginning of another part of the journey. The new Gurdwara Sahib is not only a modern building, but will facilitate prayer and ceremony in up to four halls, with high tech kitchens, modern classrooms, and a comprehensive library. Following our move into this beautiful Gurdwara Sahib, We are also planning the building of a Sports hall and a Community Centre behind the new Gurdwara Sahib (in Leamington Spa) with landscaped gardens, fountains, benches and other amenities including further car parking.
The Sikh faith teaches us tolerance of all faiths, and respect for all humanity. Our scriptures state that we see all of mankind as the children of one universal creator. Consequently, all are welcome to this Gurdwara Sahib regardless of faith, colour, or creed. We request only that you adhere to the Gurdwara Sahib protocol.
Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee.