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New England Sikh Study Circle celebrates site of new Gurdwara

"A Sri Guru Granth Sahib, a sacred text, is carried from Sunday's ceremonies. Photo credit: John Swinconeck" (source: The Westborough Daily Voice)

“A Sri Guru Granth Sahib, a sacred text, is carried from Sunday’s ceremonies. Photo credit: John Swinconeck” (source: The Westborough Daily Voice)

This past weekend, the New England Sikh Study Circle, currently housed in Milford, Massachussetts, held a ceremony on the site of their future Gurdwara in Westborough:

[Sarbpreet] Singh said the Gurdwara will serve his community’s needs for several decades, once it is completed. He said he was looking forward to working with other churches and temples in the Westborough area in serving the community.

“We do a lot of interfaith things,” he said. “We want to work closely with other houses of worship. We have a huge tradition of service in our faith.”

The proposed site plan was approved last September and includes a few novel features for a Gurdwara:

“There are 37 acres and out of that only six will be developed,” Scott said. “The property will remain heavily wooded.”

The New England Sikh Study Circle does not plan on developing the rest of the site in the future, but instead hopes to create hiking trails. They also hope to add solar panels to the building to generate some of their own electricity.

Congratulations to New England Study Circle and the community, and best wishes for success at their new location.

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