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 dignitaries 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, talk 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 commissioned by the Royal Geographical Society and brought outside of London for the first time.
"The exhibition reveals the story of the 'Punjab', a region spanning India and Pakistan. With its complex history, the region's modern significance is explored by five British community groups with links to both countries. The 'moving journeys' of successive generations of Punjabi people, both within and across borders, are explored". Vandana Patel, Royal Geographical Society
The exhibition is available for community groups, for information please contact Parminder Dosanjh on 01922 721504.