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Who are the Sikhs? Noel Cheer on Face Television

Who are the Sikhs?

The religion of the Sikh people came to birth about 600 years ago in the Punjab region of India –  the gateway to the Indian subcontinent for people from Greece, Central Asia and Iran. 

Simplistically put, Sikhism blends the Dharma-based religion of Hinduism with Abrahamic concepts from Islam.  

The guest this week In Conversation with Noel Cheer on Face Television is a member of the Sikh community in New Zealand, Mr Rajinder Bedi J.P.

"In Conversation with Noel Cheer", Face Television, Monday July 1st at 7:00pm, repeated on Tuesday July 2nd at 12 noon

Face Television, the home of public broadcasting, is found on Sky Television Channel 83 and can also be received in the Auckland region on UHF Channels 41, 42 and 52.  It is also live-streamed on  The website carries programme schedules.   Some recent episodes of In Conversation can be viewed at

"In Conversation with Noel Cheer" receives funding from New Zealand on Air.  This has enabled us to introduce viewers to over 260 New Zealanders on Air (as well as visitors to New Zealand) during more than six years of unbroken weekly public-interest broadcasting


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