Sunday, 6 May 2012

Punjabi pride at Queen's diamond jubilee

Punjabi pride at Queen's diamond jubilee

CHANDIGARH: Col Sarpratap Singh and Jaswinder Singh are set to be the flagbearers of Sikh pride in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations 2012, marking the 60 years of reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

The two horse riders from Punjab will be representing the Sikh martial race in the three-day Royal Windsor Horse Show (May 10-13) on the grounds of Windsor Palace.

The two riders from Punjab will be astride on Marwari horses and will be among 500 horses and 800 international performers from 18 countries (Commonwealth), displaying their equesterian skill.

"It's a big honour to represent Sikhs and be a part of the glorious tradition," said Col (retd) Sarpratap Singh.

The horses will dance to the tunes of A R Rehman 'Jai Ho' and Raghu Dixit's 'Mysore se Aayi' will pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II reign of 60 years.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show will also celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee year and some of the acts from the Diamond Jubilee Pageant will feature in the horse show programme when they will run their full displays in the main arena.

Over 3,000 horses and ponies come together at the Windsor Horse Show competing in jumping, international driving, dressage and showing their skills.

TNN | May 3, 2012

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