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Six Sikh-Britons Named to The Order of The British Empire


As part of the 2010 New Year's Honours List, Britain's Queen Elizabeth has named six Sikh-Britons to The Order of The British Empire ("O.B.E.") and The Member of The British Empire ("M.B.E.").

They are:

-   Paramjit Paul Singh Bassi, Chairman of Bond Wolfe, a private investment company
-   Sujinder Singh Sangha, Principal, Stockton Riverside College, Durham   
-   Sarinder Kaur Dev, Constable, South Yorkshire Police
-   Atma Singh Gill, Community Service
-   Jasvinder Singh Sidhu, Social Housing, Ickenham, Middlesex

-   Dr. Jaswant Kaur Jutley-Plested, Manager of Sydenham Children's Centre, Bridgwater 


January 1, 2010


Conversation about this article

1: Dr..Birinder Singh Ahluwalia (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), January 02, 2010, 6:50 AM.

Congratulations to these six accomplished Sikhs.

2: Hairnder (Bangalore, India), January 02, 2010, 9:52 PM.

We are all proud of you.

3: Singh (London, United Kingdom), January 17, 2010, 5:29 AM.

Chukk de phattey!

4: N.S. DHESI (United Kingdom), May 10, 2010, 6:56 AM.

The following Sikh officers were awarded BEM's (British Empire Medal) or OBE's (Order of the British Empire) for playing distinguished roles as prisoners of the Japanese during the Second World War: Lt. Col. Narain Singh, Indian State Forces; Jemadar Sadhu Singh, Indian State Forces; Lt. Col. Gurbaksh Singh Jhind, Infantry; Major Mohinder Singh, 2ND Punjab Regiment; Capt. Gyani Prem Singh, Royal Indian Artillery; Capt. Harbaksh Singh, 11TH Sikh Regiment; and General Harbaksh Singh.

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