The annual Guru Nanak Sports Festival will take place on Sunday May 2 at the new Gurdwara site on Trinity Road. The Festival will attract many people from the local community. They will be able to see teams compete from around the UK. The festival is part of a series of similar festivals which take place around the Country. In addition to the team from Gravesend there will be participants from Coventry, Birmingham, Southall, Slough and Wolverhampton amongst others.
The main focal point of interest will be the Kabbadi Tournament. Kabbadi is a popular sport which originates from the Indian Sub-Continent. The aim of the game is to score points by raiding into the opponent’s court and touching as many defence players as possible without getting caught on a single breath.
The Festival has been organised by the Gravesend Kabbadi Club in partnership with the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara with the support of Kent Equality Cohesion Council and Gravesham Borough Council.
An alcohol free dispersal zone has been established on the streets surrounding the site including Trinity Road, Wellington Street and Peacock Street. Those attending in cars are expected to park in the Parrock Street and Ordnance Road public car parks.