Seema Gabbi spoke at Halifax Minster on Sunday 13th November for the Remembrance Day service.
She was invited by the Calderdale Welfare Association as a representative of the Sikh community. Seema’s great grandad, Gurdit Singh Ahluwalia, originally from Punjab, India, was a volunteer for the British Army and fought alongside thousands of other Sikh soldiers. 20% of the British Army were Sikh soldiers and Gurdit joined with a strong belief of freedom for all, a belief manifested from a deep religious upbringing.
A very talented crocheter, Seema created the Sikh emblem with a wreath of poppies in commemoration of the fallen soldiers. This was donated to the Sikh temple in Fartown, Huddersfield.
Alongside creating the wreath, Seema has been busy making over 40 crochet poppies for our offices, raising an amazing £130 for the poppy appeal.
“We remember those that sacrificed themselves for us, for our freedom and a better future. We now live with dignity, honour and pride.” Seema Gabbi.