A Sikh Art Gallery has been set up in Norwich, Connecticut, to capture the true story of Sikh history and heritage. The gallery is a short drive from Becks Hospital in Norwich, Eastern Connecticut.
The art gallery offers colorful visuals, paintings, and displays related to the Sikh heritage and history. You can find paintings of Sikh soldiers from World Wars, the Sikh kingdom of Punjab, a lego model of Sri Akal Takht Sahib (Sikh temporal seat), and pictorials from the recent Sikh freedom movement. A special area of the gallery highlights the Sikh Kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the struggle for Sikh sovereignty from the 1980s and 1990s.
Swaranjit Singh Khalsa, one of the gallery organizers, said, “the Sikh Art Gallery depicts the historical journey of the Sikhs through an exhibition of various portraits from the Sikh Empire to the Sikh Genocide.”
“Sikh Art Gallery will give Sikhs a chance to express their history free from Indian interference. This project has been initiated in Connecticut for education and awareness of Sikh history,” he added.
“Art is a language that can unite people’s hearts,” said Swaranjit Singh Khalsa. He said the organizers hoped to bring unity through this initiative.
Darrell Wilson, Norwich City Mayor, praised the Sikh Art Gallery project and encouraged residents to visit it for information about the Sikh community.
Within the gallery, you will also find proclamations by the City of Norwich recognizing various contributions by the Sikhs to the United States of America.
Visitors can obtain more information about the Sikh Art Gallery from SikhArtGallery.com.