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UK’s first turbaned Sikh MP motivates Punjab youth to serve mankind 

Ouoting a Sikh prayer, he said, “Live by the ideology Sarbat da bhala (welfare ,peace and prosperity for all).

punjab Updated: Jul 29, 2017 14:22 IST
Usmeet Kaur
Usmeet Kaur
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
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Dhesi,38, at a young age has made Punjab proud by being the first turbaned Sikh member of the British Parliament.(Twitter)

“Punjab can progress only if its new generation steps forward to make a difference and give back to the society,” said UK’s parliamentarian, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, while motivating the young brigade at Modern School in Amritsar on Friday.

Dhesi,38, at a young age has made Punjab proud by being the first turbaned Sikh member of the British Parliament. During his visit, he exhorted the youth of Punjab to lead a goal-oriented and a value-based life.

“I am here to release a documentary on awareness regarding colon cancer and be a part of the commemoration of World Hepatitis Day. Serving the society and reforming it is not a one-man effort, it calls for a collective effort by the society. Everyone should step forward to make a difference,” he said. He was honoured by educationist Jagjit Singh, who said, “Dhesi has made it to an honourable platform. Punjab has high expectations from him.”

Dhesi gave reference of Gurbani and said, “Vidya vichari ta parupkari (True learning induces in the mind, service to mankind).” Even as Dhesi represents the House of Commons in UK, he has a fluent Punjabi accent which left the youth spellbound. Dhesi encouraged people to be proud of their culture, heritage and mother tongue.

Ouoting a Sikh prayer, he said, “Live by the ideology Sarbat da bhala (welfare ,peace and prosperity for all).

Meanwhile, the documentary released by the UK MP is directed by Ravinder Singh Robin, which, with the help of NGOs, education authorities and administration will be screened in many border villages. The 15-minute-long documentary is in Punjabi with English transcript.

First Published: Jul 29, 2017 14:22 IST