British High Commissioner Praises Sikh's Contributions to Society

October 14, 2004

Source: The Times of India

On October 14, 2004 The Times of India reported, "British High Commissioner to India, Michael Arthur, on Thursday lauded Britain's 400,000-strong Sikh community, describing it as pioneers who forced debate on forging the new multi-cultural society in his country. 'Because Sikhs have such strong commitments to their cultural and religious identity, British society has had to reflect hard about how we cooperate with, and integrate, distinctive minority groups like the Sikh community,' he said while delivering the first annual Maharaja Ranjit Singh Memorial Lecture here. The envoy noted that British Sikhs had risen to the top of society in his country."