Monday, April 3, 2017

London barrister becomes youngest Sikh to receive OBE

London barrister Jasvir Singh has become the youngest Sikh in the world to be awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE). The honour marks the recognition of the contribution of the Punjabi diaspora in the UK

Born and brought up in London, his family traces its origins to the Doaba region of Punjab. "I feel immensely proud to have been honoured with an OBE. It was a complete surprise, and it is heartening to know that my work on social cohesion and faith communities over last 7 years has been recognized in such a significant way," he says.

Singh is the Founding Chair of an organization called City Sikhs and the Chair of the Faiths Forum for London, representing the interests of nine main faith communities in London - Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Zoroastrian, and Baha'i communities.

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