World’s oldest Vancouver Piped Band to perform at GNDU at the eve of Baisakhi
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Amritsar
This will be a golden opportunity for the students, Campus residents and natives of Guru Nanak Dev University, to enjoy the live performance of the world’s oldest Vancouver Pipe Band at the eve of Baisakhi on April 13 at at the Hockey Stadium of the University.
This event was organized by the Dean Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Sarabjot Singh Behl with the encouragement of Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu. The objective of this program is to make the students aware of the culture of other Countries. Apart from University students, Natives of Campus, residents of the city are also invited to enjoy this live performance.
Prof. Sarbjot Singh Behl said that every year this Vancouver Police Pipe Band is known for giving a strong live performance at Baisakhi celebration in Canada. Thanks to the initiative of Sandhu, this band is appearing live at Guru Nanak Dev University on the occasion of the Baisakhi.
The Vancouver Police Pipe Band has spent the last 100 years entertaining people around the globe, while at the same time acting as ambassadors for this country, province and city. as the world ‘s oldest, continuous serving police pipe band and official band of the city of Vancouver, with a regional population in excess of 2.5 million people, they are continually called upon to play for charity and community events, visit royalty, heads of state and celebrations.
In January 2014, the Mayor awarded Vancouver’s highest honour to the men and women of the band-the freedom of the City Award. the Band’s centenary packed in June of 2014 when they travelled to England to play for the changing of the guard, at both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. This was the first time in the 300 years history of the iconic, internationally recognized ceremony that a non-military band was granted the honour.
After Amritsar, The Band will perform at many other places to introduce masses about Vancouver’s legacy and heritage. This 34-member team will entertain people by playing religious, patriotic and folk tunes with their antique and original brass and other metal instruments.
This Band will perform under the leadership of Mr. Anthony Adam Palmer, Deputy Chief Steve Rai, Chief of Vancouver Police Department under the cultural exchange programme. A Gursikh, Baljinder Singh Dhan is also included in the team. All members will also visit the historic and important places of Amritsar.