Singapore Deputy PM praises role of Sikhs

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Singapore Deputy PM praises role of Sikhs

By Jagjeet Kaur

January 03, 2018

Singapore Deputy PM praises Sikhs role for their “significant contributions” to the multi-racial country.Speaking at the official opening of the SGD 12 million renovated Singapore Khalsa Association or SKA last night, Tharman said the Sikh community has gone beyond serving its own.He said Sikhs in Singapore have always stood tall in the multi-racial community, and have made significant contributions to the society.“The Sikhs are proud Singaporeans. And Singapore is proud of their role in our multi-ethnic nation,” he said, acknowledging the minority community’s contribution in business, politics, military, sports and professions like law, medicine and civil services.The association, which began in 1931 as a humble club for cricket, hockey and football, has evolved into a network hub, 70 per cent of which is being used by non-Sikhs for celebrations, business meetings and corporate annual general meetings. — PTI