It was a gathering of past committee members and current ones on 1st May at the Sikh Union Club, Nairobi for the opening of the new swimming pool. The Chief Guest was a might and humble man, Mr Harbhajan Sembi who came to Kenya with the dream of buying a bicycle and going back to India. However he stayed on and has become a successful businessman and in his speech, he shared wise words that “money can be used as a tool and be dangerous, but love is something you can not buy and is what you must look to gain”.
While the swimming pool facility has received a fabulous contribution and the construction is good, it doesn’t look like it will attract any sporting activities. At the opening ceremony the current Sikh Union Club Chairman, Mr Muna Bansal also announced other changes to the club that included the change of use of the cricket academy to restaurants and the extension of the current squash court into a bigger cultural hall. Thus, there are increasing signs of the club become more of a social venue than the sporting hub it boasted of in the former days. The guest speaker was the first Kenyan Asian female Member of Parliament, Sonia Birdi who on the marking of Labour Day encouraged the community to continue participating in the building of the country.