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United Sikhs UNITED SIKHS Get ‘Sikhs And Charities’ Award


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: UNITED SIKHS received the ‘Sikhs and Charities’ Award at a prestigious Sikh Awards ceremony held at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London, last Sunday. The Sikh Awards were presented by The Sikh Directory, who described the event as having the distinction of being the world’s first Sikh Awards ceremony.

The ‘Sikhs and Charities’ Award was given to UNITED SIKHS for best demonstrating ‘that it has the community at heart and has had a positive impact whilst improving the health and wellbeing of Sikhs”. The award was received by UNITED SIKHS Directors Ravjeet Singh and Harbans Kaur.

“We have dedicated the accolade to Director and consummate volunteer, Gurmit Singh of Coventry, who sadly passed on after an illness last month,” said Ravjeet Singh, on receiving the Award.

Gurmit Singh joined UNITED SIKHS during our Right To Turban campaign against the turban ban in France and he became a dedicated sevadar thereafter. You can read more about Right To Turban and our other campaigns on our website at www.unitedsikhs.org/rtt

The panel of 5 esteemed judges, comprising Sir Mota Singh QC, Mrs Harminder Kaur Peter Singh, Dr. Surinder Kaur and Ranjit Singh, selected the winners from nominees who have made a significant contribution to British society in the fields of business, sport, entertainment, charity, the media, service and education.

he other awardees were: Bhai Fauja Singh, 99 year old marathon runner, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award; Dr Kartar Singh Lalvani OBE of Vitabiotics ( Sikhs in Business Award); Prof Tejinder Singh Virdee of Imperial College London and the CERN Institute Geneva, (Sikhs in Education Award); Dr Manjit Kaur Birdi (Sikhs and Seva Award); Dr Rabinder Kaur Buttar (Sikh Business Women Award); Mr Jaswinder Singh Sehmbi (Sikh Entrepreneur Award); Jaswinder Singh Bains alias Jazzy B (Sikhs in Entertainment Award); Dr Gurjeet Kaur Bains, Editor in Chief of Sikh Times (Sikhs in Media Award); Satnam Singh Dhillon, polo player (Sikhs in Sports Award).

The event, which was presented by BBC presenter Sonia Deol, was attended by about 600 prominent Sikhs and leaders of other communities from the UK and abroad, amongst whom was Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh ji of the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha , Judge Sir Mota Singh QC, entrepreneur Gurbaksh Singh of the USA, Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship winner Mr Roop Singh, musician and producer Sukhshinder Singh Shinda, film maker . Gurinder Kaur Chada, charity director Harbinder Singh and the first female Sikh Baroness in Waiting to the Queen Mrs. Sandip Kaur Verma.



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