Congratulations to the following 18 Sikhs for being recognised in the New Year’s Honours 2017, probably the largest number of Sikhs recognised at any one time
Hardip Singh Begol. Director. Independent Education Safeguarding in Schools and Counter Extremism, Department for Education. For services to Education. (London)
Professor Kamaldeep Singh Bhui. Professor of Cultural Psychiatry and Epidemiology. Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine Queen Mary University of London. For services to Mental Healthcare. (Amersham, Buckinghamshire)
Ms Neena Gill. Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands. For parliamentary and political service. (West Midlands)
Dr Brinder Singh Mahon. Chief executive Officer. Nishkam School Trust. For services to Education. (Birmingham, West Midlands)
Avtar Singh Purewal. Regional head of Learning and Skills. HM Prison Service Yorkshire. For services to Prisoners.
Jasvir Singh. Founding Chair. City Sikhs. For voluntary service to Faith Communities and Social Cohesion.
Parkash Singh Dhami. President. Telford Gurdwara. For services to charity and Community Cohesion. (Telford, Shropshire)
Mrs Sharan Ghuman. Higher Officer, Outbound Detection Heathrow, Border Force. For services to the Safeguarding of Vulnerable People. (Colnbrook, Buckinghamshire)
Mrs Sarbjit Kaur. Detective Sergeant, Merseyside Police. For services to Policing. (Wirral, Merseyside)
Massa Singh Nandra. For services to charity and the community in South London. (London)
Tony Singh. Chef director. For services to the Food and Drink Industry and charity. (London)
Professor Sital Singh Sitara. For services to Sikh Heritage and Culture. (London)
Pirthipal Singh Kang. For services to Fire and Rescue Awareness and Community Cohesion in North Kent. (Gravesend, Kent)
Ms Davinder Kaur. Chief executive Officer. SWEDA and Chair Sandwell Consortium. For services to Women’s Enterprise and the community in Sandwell, West Midlands. (West Bromwich, West Midlands)
Gurcharan Mall. For services to British Asian Music and Performing Arts. (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands)
Sewa Singh Nandhra. For services to the community. particularly in Woolwich. London. (London)
Baljinder Singh Rana. Chairman. Guru Nanak Football Club. For services to Football and Inclusion in Kent.
Jagdev Singh Atwal. Chief Superintendent. Derbyshire Constabulary.
National Press Secretary
Sikh Federation (UK)