Dr. Indarjit Singh, who is the director of a charity which brings together many Sikhs in the UK, is the first turbaned Sikh to be voted into the British Parliament.
The Director of NSO (Network of Sikh Organizations) said he is extremely pleased and honoured to be the first turbaned Sikh in British Parliament ever. He will be entering the House and sitting as an independent. The 79-year-old was recommeded by the House of Lords Appointments Commission.
He is especially honoured to obtain such a position because he will get the opportunity to take part in something he has always wanted to do. That is to work with people of all beliefs, working towards a goal of increased tolerance and understanding. He says his goals and aspirations in turn will contribute towards to greater good of society, helping to maintain political justice in society. In 1996 he was appointed OBE and in 2009 he was appointed CBE.