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National Profile, Local RootsDate: Tuesday, 10 February, 2009

Cricketer Monty Panesar, artists The Singh Twins and singer Sukshinder Shinda were amongst some of the proud individuals recognised for their  contribution  to the Sikh community at ASHT's Civic Reception.  

Local dignatories and community leaders gathered at the Civic Reception in Walsall on Saturday 24th January in support of the event and to hear Keynote speaker Judge Mota Singh QC, the first Senior Sikh judge in Britain, on 'Public Service and Civic Involvement'.

Recipients included Captain Makand Singh,  Ranjit Singh OBE, Surinder Nijjer, Monty Panesar represented by his father, Sukshinder Shinda represented by his agent and The Singh Twins.

The Civic reception was also a showcasing platform for 'The Punjab: Moving Journeys', an exhibition brought outside of London for the first time.

Moving journeys was commissioned by the Royal Geographical Society and links London and Bradford to the borders of India and Pakistan. Through the Society's 19th century photographs, maps and texts the Punjab's history has being rediscovered and retold by members of Britain's Punjabi community, focusing on migrations, within and across borders, from the earliest history of the region, through Partition and into the 21st Century.

For further details on the  Exhibition and bookings contact Parminder Dosanjh on 01922 721504.

Have a look at the pictures of the reception



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