Glasgow Gurdwara Shines at Roshni Awards Ceremony

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Glasgow Gurdwara Shine at Roshni Awards

GLASGOW GURDWARA SHINES AT ROSHNI AWARDS CEREMONY

Last night (Thursday 24th October), volunteers from the Glasgow Gurdwara were awarded by the Scottish Ethnic Fund and Big Lottery Fund to run 2 community-led projects. These projects will include computing classes and activities for young people and the elderly.

In addition to this, Glasgow Gurdwara volunteer, Puneet Kaur Puri was awarded the Arts & Culture award for her contributions to Scotland’s cultural scene and was shortlisted as a Finalist in the Volunteering category for her praiseworthy work at the Glasgow Gurdwara.

Gurdeep Kaur, 25, Volunteer at Glasgow Gurdwara commented,

“We are over the moon to have been awarded this funding and we are very excited to make an increased contribution to our community. The projects we have been awarded funding for are all ideas that came from local people so it will make a real and lasting difference to the lives of individuals and families.”

Puneet Kaur Puri, 20, Volunteer at Glasgow Gurdwara commented,

“I am really happy to have received this award and I will continue to volunteer at the Glasgow Gurdwara, Awaz FM and other areas so that I can keep learning and also make a small difference to the lives of other people. Well done to everyone!”

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Jackie Killeen, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Director, said,

“We were delighted with the response to our Scottish Ethnic Communities fund which saw a number of funding applications for projects aimed at supporting minority ethnic groups across Scotland. Last night we heard in detail about their fantastic ideas but it was the voting audience who ultimately made the final decision on which group would receive the funding. I’d like to congratulate the Glasgow Gurdwara and its volunteers on their award and wish them every success as they turn their project idea into reality.”

 

For more information contact Charandeep Singh at GlasgowGurdwara@hotmail.co.uk

More information about this event can be found at www.BigLotteryFund.org.uk