KARACHI: A young Sikh from Pakistan has won an international award in Canada relating to the humanitarian cause.
Sardar Ramesh Singh Khalsa, patron-in-chief of the charitable Pakistan Sikh Council clinched the title in the ‘Sikhs in Charity’ category at the World Sikh Awards held last month.
“It’s a proud moment for me and my council and, above all, for Pakistan that I have gotten such recognition on an international platform,” Ramesh told The Express Tribune over the phone.
“I feel fulfilled to be the first Sikh from Pakistan to have been honoured internationally,” he added.
The award is bestowed to any Sikh individual, organisation or society who have had a positive impact whilst improving the health and well-being of the society.
The 33-year-old, who has been working for 16 years for the rights of Sikh and other communities, provides food, supplies and shelter to the underprivileged, said his organisation promotes interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence.
He urged the government to recognise the achievements of people, especially those belonging to minorities to encourage them to serve their motherland even more.