Sikhs have been making the community proud for a long time now with their achievements across the world. While recently, Anmol Kaur Narang made the community proud by being the first Sikh girl to graduate from West Point, now Ranjit Singh has become the first Sikh deputy mayor in France. Ranjit Singh Goraya, a young man who won the election from Bobini town, belongs to Sekha village in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.
It is a very honorable achievement for Sikhs that where turban is banned in schools and colleges, a young Sikh wearing a turban is elected as Deputy Mayor. Even Punjabi actor singer Diljit Dosanjh feels proud of this achievement as he shared the picture on his Instagram handle.
The newly elected 1st #SikhFrench Deputy Mayor of #Paris suburb #Bobigny. This is a monumental achievement, the sangat is proud of Veer #RanjitSingh. May Guru give him wisdom, success & many blessings. Congratulations Deputy Mayor Ranjit Singh.#Sikhs #UNITEDSIKHS #DeputyMayor pic.twitter.com/MbKusSSwNB— UNITED SIKHS (@unitedsikhs) July 5, 2020
Carrying religious symbols, including Sikh turbans, in schools and colleges is banned in France and children were expelled from government colleges in 2004 due to the ban on turbans. Sardar Chain Singh, son of Sardar Ranjit Singh, was one of them and now Ranjit is the mayor in the same nation to bring the change.
Ranjit Singh, who was expelled from Government College in 2004 for wearing a turban, now has been elected the first turbaned Sikh deputy mayor of Bobigny, France.
Félicitations à Ranjit Singh, premier français de confession #Sikh à être élu Adjoint au Maire de la ville de #Bobigny. Nous lui souhaitons un très bon mandat au service des Balbyniennes et Balbyniens.#Municipales2020 pic.twitter.com/lXJxLsm2PQ— Sikhs de France (@SikhsdeFrance) July 6, 2020