Mankamal Singh is a Sikh representative on the SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education) Redbridge Committee. He is an Executive Committee member of the Faith Forums for London, Redbridge Faith Forum, Sikh Council UK and an Independent Advisor for the Metropolitan Police Barking and Dagenham. He is also a School Governor for Chadwell Primary School. Mankamal has previously been in the media discussing issues on spirituality, the Sikh identity and education.
Rani Bilkhu has been challenging social issues on issues of violence against women and girls, human rights and gender equality within communities and raising awareness on a local, national and international platform. Rani advises local and national government, embassies. Rani is a public speaker specialising on issues of sex selection abortions and all forms of honour based violence within the Asian community.
Sarbjit Singh is a renowned human rights activist, public speaker, writer, broadcaster and anchor of RajoanaTV. He is a graduate in history with over 15 years experience in researching and exposing human rights violations of Sikhs in India. Sarbjit’s work challenges state based propaganda by presenting a fact based narrative to both Sikhs and the wider community, making him one of the most respected voices on Sikh issues in the UK.
Rupinder Kaur Virdee
Co-founder of the Sikh Press Association, Rupinder Kaur Virdee is an experienced Public Relations advisor regarded as a multicultural media specialist.
Rupinder’s skills and knowledge in marketing, communications and the media industry has seen her create and execute press campaigns working with government, entertainment, retail and community sectors.
Harbir Singh is an osteopath, author and public speaker. He is currently a lead clinical educator in the NHS and lecturer in anatomy and physiology. Harbir also writes and video blogs on health issues, and is also the first ever osteopath to be a member of the Olympic medical team. You can find more about Harbir’s work here www.barefootdoctors.co.uk.
Daljinder Kaur Mattu
Daljinder is a corporate affairs manager working in central government. She has previously worked for top five global PR consultancy firm Burson-Marsteller, in Technology and Telecommunications. She has also worked as a media and marketing manager for British Transport Police and as a press officer for the West Midlands Police.
Daljinder is a regular adviser to charities on publicity.
Partapdev Kaur is the Basics of Sikhi Head of Translations, working to ensure accurate and consistent release of content of Sikh educational videos in many different languages.
Partapdev has given many talks in schools on Sikhi and has also featured on BBC Berkshire Radio on the Sunday Morning Faith show. Partapdev is also a trained Kundalini Yoga teacher. A Spanish native, Partapdev comes from a Christian background and offers a unique insight into Sikhi and the Sikh community.
Dr. Jasjit Singh
Dr. Jasjit Singh PhD is a research fellow at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on processes of religious and cultural transmission in the lives of British South Asians, in particular British Sikhs.
He has a track record of successful and innovative teaching at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level and has had his work published numerous times.
Sukhvinder Kaur is the spokeswoman for UK based charity Sikh Relief. She is well versed in matters concerning the Indian legal system and its workings. She is a public speaker for all matters regarding the legal, political and ethical aspects of human rights violations and impunity against the Sikhs across India and Punjab.
Sukhvinder has worked in communications within the Public Sector and also has many years of experience working alongside teaching and healthcare professionals in leading and supporting IT across the curriculum in SEN establishments.
Jagmeet Singh is a full-time Sikh educator for Basics of Sikhi. Some of his videos have gone viral on social media and YouTube, being highlighted as examples of compassion and love, even in challenging situations. Jagmeet is widely respected as a vocal activist in the Sikh community.
Bal Kaur Sandhu
General Secretary of UK based International humanitarian aid organisation, Khalsa Aid, Bal was the recipient of the Inspirational Woman Award 2014 UK.
Bal is a Diabetes specialist clinician working in the NHS and has received parliamentary recognition for her innovative and best practice work with BAME communities in this role.
Bal has extensive experience of working with the global Sikh community, UNICEF, World Health organisation and other non-government agencies providing emergency relief and humanitarian aid in disaster hit areas. Bal is a regular guest speaker at public events specialising on current affairs, women and children’s rights and human rights issues. Bal is Chair and lead of Safer Sikhs Partnership, an innovative projecting leading the development and implementation of safeguarding processes amongst the Sikh community across the UK. Bal has previously Chaired the Community Safety Committee of the Sikh Council UK.
Dabinderjit Singh Sidhu is an advisor for the Sikh Federation and spokesman for Sikh rights and interests.
Key areas of interest and expertise include British politics, The Sikh Manifesto and The Sikh Genocide of 1984.
He was awarded an OBE in 2000.
Preet Kaur Gill
Preet Kaur is a Labour Councillor in Sandwell and also the Vice Chair of Children’s Scrutiny. Preet is also a core part of The Sikh Network and was heavily involved in the Sikh Manifesto.
Preet has been involved in events regarding better Sikh and female representation in politics. She has also spoken publicly at many different Sikh events. Preet has extensive experience in working in local government roles, stemming from a background in children services.
Mejindarpal Kaur, a former senior crown prosecutor in the UK, is the International Legal Director of UNITED SIKHS, a UN affiliated NGO.
Her legal team has successfully challenged a ban on the Sikh turban in European countries before the UN Human Rights Committee. As Director of the United Sikhs chapter in Panjab she heads the charity’s farmer suicide widow pension programme and runs a scholarship programme for underprivileged kids at Sultanpuri Colony in New Delhi, which was the scene of the Sikh Genocide of Nov 1984.