International Pbi Sensation Ravi Singh of Khalsa Aid gets UK Award
Ravi Singh, the founder of Khalsa Aid, a NGO who has undertaken numerous missions in India and across the world, was presented with ‘The Award Of Excellence and Achievement In Your Chosen Vocation’ by the Punjabi Society Of British Isles during a ceremony in the British Parliament.
Since setting up the non-profit aid and relief organisation in 1999, Ravi Singh has helped provide aid to victims of natural disasters, wars and other tragic events. He has travelled to the front-line around the world including Kosovo, Syria, Congo, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, as well as help communities closer to home in the UK during the floods in Somerset and the more recent tragedy at Grenfell Tower, London.
Khalsa Aid engagement in northern Iraq has been noticed worldwide. Khalsa Aid has also helped rehabilitate and rescue women from the IS. Their relief team has been supporting Yezidi and Syrian refugees in Iraq since 2014.
Ravi Singh said, “People call me so many things, but all I can say is I am simply against corrupt regimes and governments. I just want people to get justice and a fair deal in the existing scenario.” He further urged Punjabi celebrities from the world of entertainment to speak up against the unjust practices of society. There was a time when Punjabi singers use to beg to get signed. Now that they’ve become famous, they show arrogance. On the contrary, they should come forward pay back to the society. The least they can do is hold talks at colleges and universities,” he adds.
Ravi Singh said,”We must encourage young people to take leadership roles and not be threatened by them”
Ravi dedicated the award to Sikh human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra on the anniversary of his disappearance.Since Jaswant Singh exposed the truth about the mysterious disappearance of as many as 25,000 Sikh youth and how they were cremated by Punjab Police in different cremation grounds, how could I not dedicate the award to him? Since it was an important ceremony, it was held at the prestigious British Parliament.”
Ravi gives credit of his success to Khalsa Aid’s Asia-Pacific director Amarpreet Singh who looks after the organization work from Patiala. “Amarpreet is actually the unsung hero of Punjab,” shares Ravinder.