Sikhs honoured at awards ceremony

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Published: Sunday 19th October 2014 by The News Editor

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A 23-year-old entrepreneur and fashion blogger has won the People’s Choice title at the annual Sikh Awards.

Pardeep Singh Bahra, the face of Samsung’s Alpha Smart phone campaign and founder of Singh Street Style online fashion site, was honoured at the ceremony in Westminster, central London.

He was picked in an online poll as someone who has had a positive impact on people’s lives. He is the first turbaned man to be the face of a global campaign for an international organisation.

With Britain marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, speakers included representatives from the Army, Royal Navy and the Tower of London. More than 750 guests attended the ceremony, which also featured an exhibition about Sikhs in the Great War.

Billionaire Malvinder Singh, the executive chairman of international company Fortis Healthcare, won the Businessman award, while the Sport title went to Navtej Singh, the world’s first Sikh bodybuilder.

The awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate the “achievements of the successful, hard-working and ambitious Sikh community” from across the globe, their founder, Navdeep Singh Bansal, said.

He said: “The Sikh community continue to contribute immensely to the social, cultural, and economic fabric of societies globally, as well as making a difference to people’s lives through philanthropy.”

The Sikh Awards 2014 winners are:

:: Sikhs Businessman – Malvinder Singh

:: Women in Business – Parminder Kaur

:: Entrepreneur of the Year – Sukhi Singh Ghuman

:: Sikhs in Charity award – Sikh Helpline

:: Sikhs in Education award – Gursharan Kaur Kandra

:: Sikhs in Entertainment award – Bhai Baldeep Singh

:: Sikhs in Media award – Sangat Television

:: Sikhs in Profession award – Amrit Singh Uppal

:: Sikhs in Seva award – Swaran Singh Gharial

:: Sikhs in Sport award – Navtej Singh

:: The Sikh People’s Choice Award – Pardeep Singh Bahra

:: The Sikh Lifetime Achievement Award – Sardar Tarlochan Singh MP

Published: Sunday 19th October 2014 by The News Editor

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