On January 9, 2006 icCoventry reported, "Thousands of Sikhs marched around Coventry yesterday to mark the birth of their spiritual leader. The spectacular celebration took over Foleshill Road on in the morning. People from Canada, India, Germany, France and the US turned out for the extravaganza which was arranged to mark the birth of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the founder of the Sikh Nation. The four-hour parade started at the Nanaksar Gurdwara, in Foleshill Road, Foleshill, before embarking on a five-mile route around the city. Jagdev Singh Dhillon, the temple's secretary and one of the event's organisers, said the march was designed to promote peace... Coventry Lord Mayor Cllr Ram Lakha attended the event and took his place in the parade. The procession's highlight was a golden temple float accompanied by music and marching bands."