Organiser : The Loomba Foundation

On   4th   November,   the Loomba Foundation hosted   an   event   at   the   House of   Lords   to   celebrate   the 550th   birthday   of   Guru Nanak   Dev   Ji.   The   event was   held   in   association with Rt. Hon. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minster of State for the Commonwealth,   UN   and South   Asia.   Other   dignitaries   included   Rt.   Hon. Lord   Paul   PC,   Manmeet Singh Narang, Minister of Co-ordination   of   Indian High   Commission,   Lord Jitesh   Gadhia,   Tim   Jones, Tata   Ltd,   Chairman   of Pontaq, Mr. Loknath Mishra   MD   &   CEO   of ICICI Bank, among others. The   event   was   compered by   Loomba   Foundation Trustee,     Mrs     Shamin Lalji. Inaugurating the event, Lord   Loomba spoke   about the   virtues   of   Guru   Nanak whilst emphasising   on   creation of a gender equal society. His Loomba Foundation   has   been   consistently   supporting   the plight   of   the   widowed women   across   the   world. This year in Punjab as part of   the   550th   birthday   of Guru   Nanak   Dev   Ji   there will   be   550   marriages   of young   ladies.   The   Loomba Foundation   has   pledged   to donate 550 sewing machines  to   all   these   poor brides. Lord Ahmad also delivered a keynote   speech to mark   this   special   occasion and noted the contribution that Sikh community have made in the UK.