Derby Grammar School pupils Haryan Singh Sangra and Jasgobind Singh Virk visited 10 Downing Street on 8th May to attend the Vaisakhi reception held by the Prime Minister.

Jasgobind and Haryan, both in Year 10, were chosen to represent young Sikhs at the reception.

Vaisakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism. It commemorates the formation of Khalsa path of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

Commenting on the trip, Dr Norris said: “We are really proud that our students were invited to such a prestigious event. They had the pleasure of meeting the prime minister, cabinet ministers, local councillors and national Sikh leaders. What great representatives of the school!”

Jasgobind added: “We both applied to attend the reception and had also been recommended by some members of the UK Sikh council. We only found out a few days before that we were definitely going to attend.

I was really excited, going behind the front door of number 10 was like going in to a palace.”

Haryan added: “We talked to a lot of councillors, ministers and students. The Prime Minister joined us and gave a speech as well.

I felt very proud to attend the reception, it was an honour.”

Derby Grammar School - Haryan and Jasgobind
Haryan and Jasgobind at Number 10