Lord Indarjit Singh is a British Sikh who presented an important item of holy spirit to King Charles III during his Coronation at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday, the symbol of the polyfaith note. threshold is hit during the traditional Christian ceremony.
The 90-year-old will join a procession of peers walking up to the altar before handing out the Gloves of Coronation, which is a demonstration of the Sovereign as an advocate and challenger of protection. and honor of the people. It has a second meaning, as a reminder of holding on to power, symbolized in the Royal Scepter, light in a gloved hand.
“It’s a huge honor for myself, but so much more for the wider Sikh community, in this country, in India and beyond, wherever Sikhs are across the globe. It is a recognition of the King’s view of inclusiveness,” Lord Singh, in a statement. Interview before the historic ceremony.
He will be joined by Lord Syed Kamall, 56, of Indo-Guyan descent, who will represent the Muslim faith and present Bracelets or a pair of bracelets, and Lord Narendra Babubhai Patel, 84 , will represent the Hindu faith and hand over the Sovereignty of the Rings. Baroness Gillian Merron, 64, a Jew, will bring the royal robes to the King.
“It’s like the story of the three kings [from the Bible]now it’s been inflated by confidence inflation for the four gift bearers,” Singh said softly.
“As for the procession, that’s quite normal and normal. It’s always there during a Commonwealth Day ceremony. The unusual element is the presentation of gifts, we go in turn to the sitting King. on the throne on a platform and give it to him – in my case it would be the Coronation Glove,” he explained.
Singh, founder of the Network of Singh Organizations (NSO) and honored with a CBE by the late Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to interfaith harmony, has known Charles for many years. The duo discussed their shared views on respect for all religions and the importance of religious harmony.
“I have known King Charles for many years, we have met on many occasions, seminars, presentations and I admire the work he is doing to fight global warming, protect the environment, etc. But I admire his attitude towards religion even more,” said community leader and prominent interlocutor of the Sikh faith in the United Kingdom.
“He has invited a number of faith leaders like us to Buckingham Palace for the weekend of the Queen’s funeral to emphasize that he is Head of the Church of England, but he will show his respect. full respect for other faiths. And, in all the years that I’ve known him, I have found this to be true,” he said.
Singh believes that the new monarch is on track to make a great contribution to promoting not only inter-religious relations but also to make religion, often seen as a cause of conflict, into a force. Good.
“The purpose of religion as I see it, and I believe he sees it too, is to direct society for the better, for the better. And, of all the discussions I’ve had with him, he He totally agrees with that concept,” he said.
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