Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band feted for Scottish victory

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MPLMA’s Amrinderjit Singh (right) presenting a token of appreciation to Tirath Singh, with Sukhdev Singh looking on – Photo: Jesmesh Singh
By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA |

Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band members were yesterday feted to a high tea by a couple of Malaysian Sikh groups for their recent feat at a global piping championship in Scotland, a victory that was well received by a wide spectrum of the Malaysian population.

On 17 Aug, the band emerged as category champion at the World Pipe Band Championship in Glasglow.

Going back to the competition for the second time after four years, the band grab top spot for category 4B, the entry-level category at the championship which attracted up to 8,000 pipers and drummers from 195 bands coming from 13 nations.

The high tea was organised by Malaysian Punjabi Licensed Moneylenders Association (MPLMA) and SSU Kelab Aman. It was held at the later’s club in Kuala Lumpur.

“You made us proud,” SSU Kelab Aman president Baljit Singh Sidhu told the band members, accompanied by parents and other well wishers.

Sri Dasmesh was the only Asian participant. The other bands came from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Eire, the US, Belgium, England, Spain, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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