July 30, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Punjabi Cultural Council in its annual function honoured first turbaned Sikh Britain parliament member Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi with ‘Punjab Gaurav Award’ for his illustrious achievements in social work and promotion of Punjabi and martial art Gatka in England.
This glittering ceremony was organized by Punjabi Cultural Council (PCC) in collaboration with International Sikh Martial Art Academy (ISMAA) here at Rajiv Gandhi IT Park where various speakers lauded the services rendered by Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi for the Sikh nation.
Addressing the gathering Vice Chancellor Central University Bathinda Dr. R. K. Kohali and Chairman PCC Harjeet Singh Grewal commended the efforts MP Dhesi, who is also president of Gatka Federation UK and hoped that the British MP would raise the issues of immigration problems being faced by the Indian students aspiring for higher studies in UK and the NRIs especially related to wearing Dastar (Turban) in France.
Speaking on the occasion S. Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi extolled the efforts of PCC and ISMAA for the preservation of mother tongue Punjabi and martial art Gatka respectively and assured that he would do his best for the sake of Punjabi and Gatka in UK. He informed that all communities from Slough had whole heartedly supported in his election campaign and would work untiringly for the welfare all the sections of society in the Britain. He promised to raise the problems of students in the parliament as his Labour party had already included this issue in its manifesto.