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Gurdwara Project

THE START

After completing a flag hoisting (Nishan Sahib) ceremony which was held at 11 AM on Sunday 15th August 2010 with prayers, Guru Nanak Darbar Crawley Management Committee and its community members & invited guests held a ‘Ground Breaking’ ceremony at 11.30 AM on Sunday 20th Feb. 2011 at their Overdene Drive site marking the start of the construction of their Gurdwara.

Mr Gurmukh Singh Hanspal, founder member of the organisation, & Baldev Singh Dedyal, secretary, welcomed all those present & briefly outlined historical background of GNDC & shared some constructional details of the gurdwara project.

After this Sikh priest Sardar Amarjit Singh Ji offered prayers to wahe guru ji asking for spiritual guidance to keep the management & community members steadfast, resolute, maintaining utmost passion to fulfill their long standing dream, in creating a showpiece Sikh temple in Crawley that all can be proud of.

The Ground Breaking ceremony was then performed by senior & junior members of our community. The invited dignitaries also participated in the ceremony, thereby creating a truly harmonious atmosphere.

Councillor Bob Lanzer, leader of Crawley Borough Council, Councillor Nigel Boxall Community Engagement Officer, Councillor Jarnail Singh, Officer Jim Collen, Customer Relations Officer of Crawley Police & Ashwin Soni of Gurjar Hindu Union were the invited dignitaries. The appointed GNDC builder’s representatives were also present to answer any queries the community members had about project & constructional detail.

After the ceremony refreshments were served. All had a thoroughly enjoyable morning & social interaction.

Since then (due to uneven terrain of the site) many project changes have taken place, encountering numerous difficulties with construction modifications & planning issues. The aim had been to reduce the initial constructional cost. At long last we have reached a point when phase 1 construction proper started on 1st October 2015. We will update you as the construction progresses through various stages.