Colombian people dancers pay tribute to WWI martyrs in Sultanwind village

Colombian people dancers pay tribute to WWI martyrs in Sultanwind village

Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, November 16

An 11-member people dance delegation from Colombia, on a tour to Amritsar, on Tuesday visited Sultanwind village to pay homage to the seven Sikh martyrs of World Warfare I, who misplaced their lives combating for the British.

The delegation visited the historic plaque put in by the British, in the midst of village, which honours the sacrifice and makes an attempt to protect their legacy. The plaque, of which even the locals have been unaware, was delivered to gentle by eminent Sikh historian Sardar Bhupinder Singh Holland. A society named Vishav Yudh I and II Shaheed Welfare Society got here into existence after that and organised in the present day’s go to with a perspective of cultural trade between the Colombians and Punjabis.

The Colombian delegation was briefed concerning the significance of the plaque, the village from the place 135 troopers went to the primary World Warfare. Seven troopers acquired matyred within the first warfare and one was martyred within the second warfare.

Rosmy Camargo, head of the Colombian folk-dance delegation, stated she was delighted to be part of such a wealthy cultural trade exercise that gave them insights into the historical past of the town and its world connection.

As part of their cultural trade, a quick occasion was held at Yadvindra Public Excessive Faculty in Sultwanind village, the place college students showcased people dances of Punjab and the visiting delegation offered their people dance and briefed about their socio-cultural traditions.

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