Jasvir Singh, London based barrister, made the Sikh community proud across the globe when in 2017 he received the prestigious Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Prince William for his interfaith work at Buckingham Palace in London.
The OBE is an award granted by the government of the UK and awarded, typically in person, by the current king or queen of the nation to individuals who have performed excellent work in arts, sciences, public services and charitable efforts.
Born and brought up in London, Jasvir Singh is the youngest Sikh in the world to be awarded with OBE. Jasvir’s family origins from the Doaba region of Punjab.
He is the chairperson for the Faiths Forum for London, an interfaith organisation based in London representing the interests of the 9 major faith traditions including Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, and Buddhist among others.
Besides, he is also the chairperson for City Sikhs, a charity which represents the interests of Sikhs in UK. City Sikhs works on challenging hate crimes, promoting youth and female empowerment, improving faith literacy in society, and developing collaborative interfaith initiatives.