The founding Chair of City Sikhs, Jasvir Singh, has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to faith, interfaith communities and social cohesion in the UK.

He is the youngest Sikh in the world to currently hold this distinction.

City Sikhs was founded in October 2010 as a network for British Sikh professionals. Under Jasvir’s leadership, it has become one of the leading Sikh organisations in the country with over 6,000 individual members. City Sikhs deals with many of the diverse challenges facing modern Britain through a variety of projects, such as challenging hate crimes, promoting youth and female empowerment, improving faith literacy in society, and developing collaborative interfaith initiatives.

The mission of City Sikhs is to create positive change in society, and it has established strong relationships with the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Christian communities throughout the UK to help achieve those aims.

As well as being an established barrister for the last decade, Jasvir is Chair of the British Sikh Report, an Associate of the St Paul’s Institute, and a regular contributor on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. He is also Co-Chair of the Faiths Forum for London.

On hearing the news, Jasvir said “I’m truly humbled by the honour, and it’s wonderful to see that the wide-ranging work of City Sikhs, the Faiths Forum for London, and the many other organisations and projects I’m involved in are being recognised in this way.



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