Weekly meeting

Thu 19th September 2013

Gurpreet Singh "A Sikh Wedding"

Gurps Singh, our local dentist, and his wife Hema, also a dentist practising in Sudbury, visited the Club to describe their recent wedding(s).  Their union was more complicated than most as it was an inter-faith marriage, with Gurps being Sikh and Hema Hindu.  Gurps' family lives in Punjab, whilst Hema's lives in Bangalore, some 1300 miles away with a different language and culture.  3 weddings were necessary!  The first was in Hema's family village and was a Hindu ceremony with the whole village attending.  An auspicious date was chosen by an astrologer and, perhaps unfortunately for two people used to the British climate, this was in May when the temperature hit 42