The founding Chair of City Sikhs, Jasvir Singh, has received an OBE from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge,for services to faith communities and social cohesion in the UK. The investiture ceremony took place in the impressive surroundings of the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 19th April 2017.

City Sikhs is one of the leading Sikh organisations in Britain with over 6,000 members. It is currently involved in several important projects, including the Grand Trunk Project which is led by the Faiths Forum for London and is looking to foster better relationships between communities of South Asian heritage in towns and cities throughout the country.

Following the ceremony, Jasvir said: “It was a humbling experience. I met many inspiring people, including scientists, artists, Paralympians, and various members of the Armed Forces and the Police, and found out about their remarkable achievements. I also spoke to Prince William and commended him for the work he and his brother, Prince Harry, are doing to help remove the stigma of mental health problems.”

Other Sikh recipients at the investiture were Dr Brinder Singh Mahon who received an OBE for services to Education, and Detective Sergeant Sarbjit Kaur from Merseyside Police who received an MBE for services to Policing.

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