Sussex Indian Punjabi SocietySIPS was formed in May 1997 in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas by members of the local Indian Punjabi community.
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To help much needed refurbishments to squash courts at Hove Fitness & Squash Club, so it can continue nurturing fantastic talents across many different age groups.
THE ROYAL PAVILION AS A WW1 INDIAN MILITARY HOSPITAL If anyone free and interested there will be a talk later today at 5pm on Zoom about role played by Brighton Royal Pavilion when it was converted as a hospital for Indian soldiers in WW1. Please share with anyone who...
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SIPS Beach Clean – Sunday 20th September 2020 & Saturday, 24th October 2020
The Chattri Service to commemorate the contribution of Indian soldiers during WW1 is taking place on Sunday 9th June 2019 at 2.00 pm. The address is Standen Lane, Brighton BN1 8ZB. Everyone is welcome.
As part of the Centenary commemorations, there is a show on 17th October at the Dome which explores the contribution of Ethnic Minority soldiers of the First World War through Dance, Music and Puppetry.
Our Mission & Vision
The Sussex Indian Punjabi Society (SIPS for short) was formed in May 1997 in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas by members of the local Indian Punjabi community.
The group was formed to help connect the Indian Punjabi community and to ensure younger members were exposed to our culture, history and values.
Hence the Aim’s of SIPS are to: –
- Improve social well-being of its community
- Promote awareness of Indian Punjabi culture, its history and values
- Connect the local Indian Punjabi community through events and help enrich the lives of our members and the wider community.
- Organise exciting cultural events, which form an integral part of the Indian Punjabi calendar: For example Vaisakhi in April and Diwali in November.
- Encourage younger members to come forward and join us to develop the future whilst appreciating and enjoying our culture and cuisine.
- Build cohesion with all local organisations whilst supporting charitable causes and organisations locally and nationally as appropriate.
We have formal designated officers such as Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary etc, but this was not the case in its early setup. Our aim is not to build up bank balance. Each function should breakeven financially and there is no annual membership fee. Each & everyone is welcome to our society’s functions (provided they purchase tickets in advance which are available in advance of all of our events).
Since those early days our functions have grown in popularity and we are proud that our functions are now an integral & important part of the local Indian community’s calendar. We are open to anyone who wants to help us organise our functions.
So come along and join us at our next exciting event!