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Sikh Soldier statue unveiled in England to honor World War Sikh soldiers

ENGLAND: A statue of a Sikh soldier has been unveiled on Saturday in a West Yorkshire park to honour thousands of Sikhs, who fought and died in World War I and II.

The Indian bronze statue worth £ 65,000 was revealed Huddersfield’s Greenhead Park.

The 6ft-high (1.8m) statue has been made possible with the help of donations, the Sikh Soldier Organization said.

SSO added that Huddersfield was chosen to display the statue because of its “vibrant” Sikh community.

Kalvinder Bhullar of the SSO said, “The artwork is an emotional piece and a stunning sculpture.”

“We’ve accomplished our mission to get the statue put in place. The support we have had has been overwhelming,” added Bhullar.

“Huddersfield’s vibrant Sikh community is one of the reasons why the town has been chosen as the perfect location of the monumental statue.”

Over 83,000 Sikhs were killed and many more injured during both World War I and II, the organisation added.

A special ceremony was held to unveil the monumental statue on Saturday and now it takes pride of place in West Yorkshire Park.

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