A spokesperson for the Leicestershire Sikh Alliance has praised the "fantastic turnout" at today's parade to mark the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.
Amandeep Rai said of today's celebrations:
"The turnout at today's Nagar Kirtan is fantastic, the atmosphere, the colour and the joyous spirit is inspirational. It's also good to see various dignitaries such as Jon Ashworth MP and Assistant City Mayor Rory Palmer in attendance."
Sikhs from Leicester have attended a mass rally outside Downing Street today, along with 500 to 600 others from around the UK.Read the full story ›
Sikhs from the Midlands are calling for an independent inquiry into British involvement in an attack on the golden temple, in India, in 1984 and will protest outside 10 Downing Street today.
Hundreds died during the attack and Sikhs are now demanding more answers about the extent to which British special forces advised Indian commanders before the assault.
The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said earlier this month that military advice given to the Indian government in 1984 had 'limited impact'.
MP for West Bromwich says he's constituents deserve clarity on the Golden Temple siege in Amritsar 30 years ago. He says he's demanding a statement in the House of Commons.
The story is creeping out the Indian news media have recently done a story to say the forces planned a kidnap and extraction raid at a hostel. My constituents deserve more than that now that the cat is out of the bag and I'm demanding a statement in the House of Commons on Monday morning.
Tom Watson - the Labour MP for West Bromwich - has called on the government to make an 'urgent statement' about new claims of British Government involvement in a attack on Sikhs in India 30 years ago.
It comes after an Indian TV station suggested that SAS officers trained Indian forces before the Golden Temple siege in Amritsar.
The Prime Minister has said he is investigating but Tom Watson wants the government to address the House of Commons immediately.
Local children joined forces with the West Midlands Police Sikh Association and Khalsa Aid - a humanitarian relief charity to raise more than £3000 for victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
The event included prayers and hymns as well as guest speakers and exhibitions showing the work of Khalsa Aid.
See the pictures, as thousands took part in a parade to celebrate the birthday of the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.Read the full story ›
A float for a Sikh faith school has taken part in the Leicester parade to celebrate the birthday of Sikh founder Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Surinder Pal Singh Rai, the General Secretary of Guru Teg Bahadur Gurdwara says children from the school were singing holy hymns on the float.
Thousands have followed a parade in Leicester for Nagar Kirtan, the celebration of the birthday of Sikh founder, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
The event included a march with a number of floats, through the city.
This video shows one of the floats taking part in the Nagar Kirtan procession in Leicester this afternoon. Tens of thousands of people have been taking part in the parade to celebrate the birthday of Sikh founder Guru Nanak Dev Ji.