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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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.
This commemoration is to honour and remember the 1.5 million Indian combatants and non-combatants who contributed to the First World War and to acknowledge their legacy and historical value to the City of Brighton and Hove
Chattri Memorial Service, Standean Lane, Brighton , BN1 8ZB; Sunday 10th June 2018 at 2.30 pm.
Your support will be very much appreciated if you can help in the following ways:
Are you an Artist? Do you paint, draw, sculpt, illustrate, make jewellery, work in clay or textiles? Then why not exhibit, show off your talent (why not?)
Please join us to remember the courage and sacrifice made by the Indian soldiers who gallantly fought in the Great War
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: –
- Serve and inspire our communities
- 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!