Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr A sculpture to honor the contribution of the Indian soldiers in World War 1 was unveiled on sunday in Smethwick in the West Midlands region of England. A 3-metre statue of a Sikh soldier has been unveiled in Birmingham, UK to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1. Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick commissioned the £30,000 work by Black Country sculptor, Luke Perry, which has been paid for by the local Sikh community. pic.twitter.com/VLHb5krgWm — Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) November 4, 2018 Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick had charged the “Lions of the Great War” landmark, which portrays a turbaned Sikh soldier, to respect the sacrifices made by a large number of South Asian service work force of all beliefs who battled for Britain on the planet wars and other conflicts as a part of the British Indian Army. The 10-foot bronze statue was unveiled in Smethwick High Street to remember the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I in November 1918, additionally alluded as the Great War. “We are very proud to be bringing this memorial to Smethwick High Street to honor the sacrifice of all those brave men who traveled thousands of miles to fight for a country that wasn’t their own,? said Jatinder Singh, President of Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick.