City Girl, Country Girl MANPREET KAUR SINGH
Woman Of The Year:
Daljit Kaur Sanghera
Sikh-Aussie Daljit Kaur Sanghera is perhaps the only female from the subcontinent to be single-handedly running a farm in South Australia, perhaps even in all of Australia.
Born and brought up in Nakodar, Punjab, Daljit migrated to Australia nearly three decades ago. After living for a few years in Melbourne, she moved with her husband to the Riverland area of South Australia, and they purchased a medium-sized farm in Loxton.
Tragedy struck when Daljit lost her husband at an early age of 40. Although she had three little children to take care of as well, with true Punjabi grit, she resolved to run the farm herself.
With no prior experience of running a citrus farm, farm machinery and a small business, Daljit learnt the ropes well, and is a highly regarded member of the Riverland farming community.
A recently released book "City Girl, Country Girl" by author Liz Harfull, showcases Daljit's achievements as a single mother and a hard working farmer.
Daljit was also named "Woman of the Year" by the Riverland community some years ago, and remains a source of inspiration to many ... She attributes all her achievements to the merciful hand of Waheguru, and says "self-belief and faith can achieve anything. All you need is dedication, and the Almighty helps out".
Please CLICK here to hear an audio interview of Daljit Kaur.
[Courtesy: SBS. Edited for sikhchic.com]
May 30, 2016
Conversation about this article
1: Arjan Singh (USA), June 07, 2016, 6:57 AM.
Is it possible to get some contact information for Daljit ji? She can be a source of inspiration for many young Sikh women who have suffered in their marriages for one reason or another, and could possibly pursue agriculture as a profession in US / Canada.