Photographic exhibition celebrates life of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

The University of Wolverhampton is hosting a photographic exhibition on the life and teachings of the revered tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

In partnership with the Consulate General of India in Birmingham, the University is co-hosting the exhibition which focuses on the life and teachings of Shri Gobind Singh Ji to commemorate his 350th Birth Anniversary.

The FREE photographic display will be hosted in the exhibition space in the University’s Millennium City Building at City Campus, Wolverhampton from Tuesday 20th February until 4th March 2018 and is open to members of the public during the week between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm.

Dr Opinderjit Kaur Takhar, Director of the Centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies at the University, said: “We’re very pleased to be working with the Consulate General of India in Birmingham to host this important exhibition – the purpose of which is to inform the wider community about the legacy of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s life which is deeply embedded in his principles and ethos around Sikh teachings.

“Wolverhampton has the second highest percentage of Sikh residents living in England so this exhibition will bear some relevance to people living in and around the Black Country but it will also be open to the wider local community.” 

Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Birmingham, said: “The exhibition will form part of a series of photo exhibitions hosted in a few other major cities in the Midlands & North England, culminating in the concluding programme on 16th March 2018 at the University of Birmingham.”








Guru Shri Gobind Singh Ji is revered as the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. He became Guru at the age of nine, following the martyrdom of his father, the ninth Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.

A divine messenger, a warrior, a poet, a philosopher, Guru Gobind Singh Ji moulded the Sikh religion into its present shape, with the institution of the Khalsa fraternity, and the eternal investment of Guruship to the Guru Granth Sahib Ji.



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Date Issued: 21st February 2018

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