Forty one Sikh graduates were honoured at a plaque presentation ceremony organised by the Young Sikh Association, Singapore (YSA) and the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board.
The event on Nov 2 was aimed at recognising the academic achievements of Sikhs, including those who pursue post-graduate studies and continuous learning. It was also an important platform to engage Sikh graduates and to impress upon them the need for them, as intellectuals, to contribute to the Sikh community and Singapore society, according to a report on the YSA website.
Minister of State for National Development and Defence Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman was the guest of honour.
One of the recipients, Sharanjeet Kaur Dhaliwal, 23, had completed a Bachelor of Business programme at Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
”For me, the degree was a natural progression in upgrading myself. The diploma was a stepping stone for me. I knew that I had to develop further if I wanted to compete in the marketplace. I do have plans to do a Master’s programme sometime soon,” said Sharanjeet, according to a AsiaOne report.
In the same report, YSA President Malminderjit Singh acknowledged the importance for Sikhs, like all Singaporeans, to upgrade themselves to stay relevant.