Sikh soldier on British Army homepage warms the center of Kolkata Sikhs


Shubhadeep Choudhury
Tribune News Service

Kolkata, August 30

The that includes of a Sikh soldier on the homepage of the official web site of the British Army has warmed the hearts of Kolkata-based Sikhs, lots of whom are posting the hyperlink on their respective Facebook pages.

“The Sikhs, wherever they go, leave a mark by their good work. Chamandeep’s story also shows how versatile the community members are,” stated Jagmohan Singh Gill, Kolkata-based Sikh researcher and chief of the Punjabi Sahitya Sabha.

“Sikhs have been an integral part of the British Army. It is good to see the story of a Sikh soldier on the homepage of the British Army,” stated Bhupinder Singh, poet and govt with a metropolis mall.

Corporal Chamandeep Singh, a soldier in The Royal Logistic Corps of the British military, has turn out to be a Twitter sensation within the corps after his spouse, Ceese Kaur Seera, tweeted of his latest promotion.

According to the official web site of the British Army (military.mod.uk), the tweet by Ceese, supposed for household and buddies, acquired 7,200 likes and over 500 retweets and feedback. The British discovered the response “unexpected yet positive”.

Chamandeep, whose father was with the Indian Army, was born in Punjab and attended a army faculty in India for 12 years. According to the piece on Chamandeep posted on British Army homepage, he learn deal about Havildar Major Rajinder Singh Dhatt who participated within the Burma Campaign throughout WWII as a member of the British Indian Army. Dhatt’s story impressed Chamandeep to maneuver to the UK and be part of the British Army.

Acknowledging the “fierce fighting ability, bravery and loyalty” of the Sikhs, the piece says Chamandeep “is extremely proud to be part of the 150 Sikhs serving in the Regular Army”.

Ceese Kaur Seera works as a Forensic Scene Investigations Officer and can be the National Lead for The National Sikh Police Association.

“We support each other by having a mutual understanding that is built on teamwork and trust. As a Sikh, it’s so wonderful for our community to see soldiers going up the ranks and achieving so much,” Ceese has been quoted to have stated.

Chamandeep was posted to 22 Signals Regiment in October 2017 the place he now works as a part of the Unit Spares Account offering first-line gear help to the Light Aid Detachment.

“I just couldn’t believe how many people from all around the world shared and commented on my wife’s tweet; it made me feel so proud to be a Sikh soldier and serve this country,” Chamandeep has been quoted to have stated.

In addition to his army function, Chamamdeep additionally thrives as an Engagement Representative for the Defence Sikh Network, of which he has been part of for the final 5 years.

Formerly often known as the British Armed Forces Sikh Association, the Defence Sikh Network goals to unite and help Sikh personnel, veterans and MoD civil servants in Britain.



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