Leicester United Kindom a vistors student guide - The City of Contrast
Leicestershire Sikh community Youth learn art of turban tying

Leicestershire - Youth learn art of turban tying

A Leicestershire Sikh community has held a special workshop to ensure the tradition of wearing a turban does not die out. Organisers said they fear the art of tying the turban will be forgotten if youths are not taught more about it. T

he headwear which is associated with the faith dates back almost 300 years. Karandeep Singh helped organise a session in Oadby to raise awareness about the turban, which is not mandatory under the religion.

Monty's role

"There are a lot of youths that shy away from wearing the turban," Mr Singh said. He said when he was growing up there were not enough Sikh role models but the profile of the turban has been raised with the arrival of sporting stars like cricketer Monty Panasar. He said the event attracted more than 80 people, including 30 girls. "By having these kind of events and these kinds of role models in the community we are hoping to raise the profile of the turban for Sikh girls and boys and it can be promoted - and they will feel comfortable wearing it."

02 January 2009

Courtesy: BBC News

Maldives on Sale



City Guide
Leicester The City of Contrasts
Leicester Historic View
Leicester Environment City
Leicester Transport
Leicester Attractions
Leicester Leicester Museums
Leicester Parks & Greens
Leicester National Space Centre
Leicester Walkers Stadium
Eating Out in Leicester
Leicester International
Leicester Chinese & Cantonese
Leicester Vegetarian
Leicester Mexican & Creole
Leicester Pizzas & Italians
Leicester Mediterranean
Leicester Indian
Leicester Takeaways
Leicester Clubs & Pubs
Leicester Night Life
Leicester Leicester Clubs & Bars
Leicester Leicester Pubs
Shopping in Leicester
Leicester Shopping Culture
Leicester Highcross Leicester
Leicester Leicester Market
Leicester Shopping Centres
Leicester High Street Shops
Leicester Narborough Road
Leicester Belgrave Road
Education in Leicester
Leicester Leicester Student City
Leicester Schools & Colleges
Leicester University of Leicester
Leicester De Montfort University
Leicester Loghborough University
Where to Stay & Property
Leicester Accommodation
Leicester Hotels
Leicester Buying a House
Leicester Renting a House
Leicester Estate Agents
Health Care in Leicester
Leicester Surgeries (GPs)
Leicester Dentists
Leicester Opticians
Leicester Hospitals
Leicester Sports Health
Leicester Through Lense
Leicester Abby Park
Leicester Belgrave Road
Leicester Bradgate Park
Leicester Caribbean Carnival
Leicester City Centre
Leicester De Montfort University
Leicester Leicester Building
Leicester Leicester in Bloom
Leicester Leicester in Winter
Leicester Leicester Market
Leicester University of Leicester
Leicester Narborough Road
Leicester River Soar
Leicester Queen’s Swans
Downloads & Links
Leicester Leicester Wallpapers
Leicester Leicester Directory
Leicester Useful Numbers
Leicester Useful Links
Leicester News

© 2004 - 2013 VisitLeicester - Site Map | Terms of Use | Credit | Privacy Policy | Contact
Computer Translation
English German Spanish French Italian Portuguese Russian Greek Chinese