Fateh Foundation Inc. has finally delivered the much awaited ‘Sikh ANZAC War Memorial’ at the suburb Glenwood in Blacktown city of Sydney. This is the first of its kind memorial in southern hemisphere that commemorates the participation and contribution of Sikh soldiers in the world wars, Saragarhi and Gallipoli.
Mr Amarinder Bajwa, who spearheaded the project from its conception, nearly five years ago, highlighted the importance of remembering the fallen and telling the stories of their bravery to the newer generations. He emphasized how this memorial would help others understand and connect with the community.
The stories of these soldiers are buried under the archives and or mentioned as footnotes in the history books, such attempts would bring them to the front.
The statue built with the consultation with the community, highlights a Sikh soldier in uniform carrying a gun and traditional sword that was part of the Sikh soldier. Built in bronze, the statue is unique and first ever in the southern hemisphere.
The project has been supported by National Sikh Council of Australia, Singhs Social Motorcycle Club, Harman Foundation, Care one care all, Gurudwara at Revesby, Penrith, Turramurra and Canberra.