A council in west London said that it has decided to name a road Guru Nanak Road in South Aul, a large suburb of the Punjabi community. It was announced on Monday on the 551st Prakash Parva of Guru Nanak.
After the 'Black Lives Matter' performance, it was decided to review the names of several important places in the UK capital. Under this, it was decided to name Havelock Road after Gurunanak. During the 'Black Lives Matter' demonstration, historical places associated with slavery and colonialism were targeted and many statues were removed.
The route was named Havelock Road in the year 1857 after Major General Sir Henry Havelock who played an important role in suppressing the Indian rebellion against the East India Company.
The Alling Council said it was decided to rename Havelock Road between King Street and Merrick Road. There is also a Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall nearby. It is one of the largest gurdwaras in Britain. This new name will come into force in 2021 and the council will write a letter to people, businesses, and organizations in this regard.
"I welcome this change," said Councilor Kamaljit Dhindsa, cabinet member of the Alling Council for Business and Community Service. The diversity of Eling is our strength and we have to ensure that this diversity is seen in the names of roads, squares, buildings where we live.