Prime Minister Theresa May praises multi-faith Nishkam Primary School Birmingham

Theresa May visited Nishkam Primary School Birmingham today, where she praised pupils, staff and the community who are closely involved with the pioneering free school. The Prime Minister spent time in the classroom with eight-year-old pupils who demonstrated their knowledge of an artist, Henri Rousseau, and discussed JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books with her. Talking […]

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017 Event on Forgiving and Reconciling in a Contemporary World: A call to action

The event opened with a prayer invoking God’s mercy and blessings. ‘The Power of Forgiveness and Reconciliation in our Contemporary World’ was the title of the forum on peace held on 4th February 2017 by the Charter for Forgiveness and Reconciliation. The event was attended by a diverse audience with people from many different faith […]

Sikh migration project launch: How will you tell your story?

“We are all refugees and migrants on this planet”, said Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh (OBE KSG, Chairman of Nishkam Civic Association), during the launch of the Sikh Migration research project at the Nishkam Centre on 25th January 2017 to an audience keen to participate in the project. “Where did I come from? “Where are […]

Takhat Sri Harmandir Ji, Patna Sahib delegation meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding 350th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji taking place in January 2017

A delegation from Takhat Sri Harmandir Ji, Patna Sahib met with the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi today at Parliament House, to invite him to attend the 350th Prakash Purb of Guru Gobind Singh Ji at the Takhat Sahib, during the first week of January 2017. The Prime Minister gladly accepted the invite […]

Birmingham & Black Country Sikh Migration Story project up and running thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund

The Nishkam Civic Association has been granted £80,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop and deliver a project on ‘The Birmingham & Black Country Sikh Migration Story’. The project will capture the retrospective journey of the Sikh population in Birmingham and the Black Country, from the first generation to the current day. The […]

Santander grant to enhance services to the community

On Friday 29th July 2016 senior members of Santander visited the Nishkam Centre to present a cheque for £5,000 from the Santander Foundation. This was a great opportunity to share information and better understand each other’s organisation. The Santander Foundation is at the heart of the bank’s community activities, providing grants to small charities and […]

Nishkam volunteer completes gruelling 130 mile bike ride to raise funds for Queen Elizabeth Hospital

To look at Tarlok Singh Virdee is your average 60 year old from Leicester’s Sikh community. However, the Nishkam volunteer is prone to taking on something quite extraordinary be it weightlifting, cycling, donating or pushing his body to the limit. The year has been difficult for him and his family with the loss of two […]


Mr Sewa Singh Mandla (89), a high profile lawyer and a community and inter-faith leader in Birmingham has been appointed Officer of British Empire (OBE) in recognition of his 50 years’ legal, human rights and selfless community voluntary service in West Midlands. As a long serving volunteer at the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) […]

Birmingham’s Sikh community marks the end of year and beginning of a New Year with prayer for World Peace

Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) invites all communities to unite in prayers for peace during the festive season. The organisation has facilitated and organised eleven day prayer services for the benefit of all humanity twice every year since 1976. This year is even more poigniant in light of recent events carried out by misguided […]

International President of Initiatives of Change visits Nishkam campus

On Friday 4th December, Dr Omnia Marzouk, International President of Initiatives of Change (IofC) accompanied by Elsa Vogal and Bill Ozanne visited the Nishkam Group of Organisations. This auspicious visit has paved the way for fruitful collaboration opportunities that will benefit humanity for generations to come. On arrival to the Gurudwara Sahib and campus Dr […]

Phoenix Newspaper 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation Ceremony honours Bhai Sahib (Dr) Mohinder Singh

A delegation from the Nishkam Group of Organisations was invited to The Phoenix Newspaper 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Bethel Convention Centre to mark the newspaper’s achievements on Saturday 5th December 2015. The black tie, red carpet event was sold as it was marketed as ‘the event to be seen at for […]

Students host exciting interfaith concert

Talented students from local Christian schools and the Nishkam School, supported by musicians and a whole host of volunteers will make special appearances during the “Start Now” concert with international musicians Gen Verde, on Wednesday 2nd December, 7.30pm at Elgar Hall, University of Birmingham. The Gen Verde band are members of the Focolare Movement founded […]

Musical First at the Nishkam Centre gets full house – Sangeet Baithak attracts admirers!

On Saturday 28th November music lovers from many parts of England gathered to enjoy an evening of Indian classical performances at the Nishkam Centre. This event was held to support students – the next generation of artists – and build a platform for their future musical careers. This was the Nishkam Centre’s first Sangeet Baithak. […]

Bomet County (Kenya) Governor visits Gurudwara and Nishkam Campus as part of UK collaboration visit

During a landmark trip to the UK to strengthen trade and investment links with the Kenyan diaspora and in particular with Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) and the Nishkam Campus, His Excellency Iasaac Ruto, the Governor of the County Government of Bomet, Kenya came to the Gurudwara. He had one prayer – to improve […]

Prayers in Harmony attracts interest from all faiths and none

On Thursday 20th November the Nishkam Centre was honoured to host a multi-faith event, Prayers in Harmony, to mark Interfaith Week 2015. It also served as show of solidarity with the recent Paris events and the other atrocities around the world. The event began with a meet and greet over light refreshments allowing all to […]

Parliament Week event encourages the Sikh community to engage in democracy

On Saturday the 21st of November the Nishkam Centre hosted a “Parliament Week” event to raise the awareness amongst young children, students and adults from the Sikh community in Birmingham. The aim was to get people to engage with the democratic processes at local, national and European level whilst identifying the barriers holding them back. […]

Paris terror attacks – A message from Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh OBE

Press Release: Statement by Bhai Sahib, Bhai (Dr) Mohinder Singh OBE Spiritual Leader and Chair of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (UK) regarding the recent attacks in Paris As the horrific events of Friday 13th November in Paris unfold and we get more information about the tragic occurrence, our thoughts and prayers go out to […]

I Am Birmingham – Birmingham unites for victims of terror attacks

The people of Birmingham paid their respects to the innocent lives lost in recent terrorist attacks, at a candlelight vigil in St Philips Square. The Birmingham branch of national charity Citizens UK held a vigil last night to remember the 129 people who died in Paris on Friday, following a terrorist attack on the city; […]

European Council of Religious Leaders: Our heart goes out to the people of France

European Couencil of Religious Leaders Media Release Muslim, Jewish, Christian and European Religious Leaders of all traditions stand united in grief and anger about the terrible attacks in Paris. Upon witnessing the unfolding violence in Paris the Moderator of the European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL) Revd. Dr. Thomas Wipf stated: “We, people of all […]

Sikh Environmental Day marked by planting 70 trees along Canal

The 14th March not only marked the beginning of the Sikh New Year, the Gurtagaddi Diwas (enthronement day) of 7th Sikh Guru, Guru Har Rai Ji, it also is now celebrated as Sikh Environment Day. Members of the Sikh community from across Birmingham, Wolverhampton and the Black Country came together to join regular volunteers overseen […]