Their numbers are dwindling but Sikhs are still standing tall and proud to serve the nation where they call home. This is no different for Sikhs in the Malaysian army.
The Sikh officers and men got together for a prayer session on Saturday (9 March 2019) to mark the 86th Army Day.
The gathering at the Gurdwara Sahib Pulapol in Kuala Lumpur was led by Colonel Inderjit Singh, the most senior serving officer present at the function.
Col Inderjit, who is the Army Academy’s Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) College director in Port Dickson, is also the Army Sikh Officers Association president
Joining the Sikh army folks and their families were their fellow men from the police, the Royal Malaysian Navy and Royal Malaysian Air Force.
Malaysian Armed Forces Sikh Veterans Association (MAFSVA) president Major (Rtd) Baldev Singh and some of his team members were also present to lend their support to the annual prayer function.
More than 1,000 Sikhs perished in Malaya during Japanese occupation (Asia Samachar, 14 Sept 2018)
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