Youngsters learn the art of turban tying
BBC News in the Midlands reports that a Leicestershire Sikh community has taken action to ensure the tradition of wearing a turban does not die out.
It held a special workshop in the art or turban tying for fear that the turban will be forgotten if youngsters are not taught more about it.
The headwear associated with the faith dates back almost 300 years.
Karandeep Singh helped organise the workshop in Oadby to raise awareness about the turban, which the BBC said was not mandatory under the religion.
He said: “There are a lot of youths that shy away from wearing the turban.”
He hopes its profile will be raised by the emergence in the UK of Sikh celebrities such as England cricketer Monty Panesar.
Mr Singh said when he was growing up there were not enough Sikh role models in the country.
His workshop attracted more than 80 people, including 30 girls. By promoting the turban he hopes youngsters will feel comfortable wearing it.
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