By Suresh Nair | SINGAPORE
THE Singapore Khalsa Association (SKA) annual general meeting ran into “extra-turban-time” late Sunday at Balestier Road.
Like the regional voting fever we’ve seen in recent months, there was a changing of the guards with younger refreshing faces coming to the victory podium.
Hernaikh Singh’s team easily swept the floor over incumbent Mohinder Singh’s hardworking slate. But what I seriously admired was the extremely professional manner the election campaign was fought, in absolutely articulate Made-in-Singapore Sikh team-spirit.
More notably, Hernaikh Singh, always the polished non-turban gentleman as I’ve known him for over two decades, in his brief victory speech, specifically commended the past office-bearers for raising the profile of SKA in recent years, especially in giving a welcome face-lift to the clubhouse.
SPIRITED HANDING OVER
I’ve weathered Padang club elections as the Singapore Recreation Club (SRC) for over three decades and I must take the turbans out to the Sikh gentlemen and ladies for a very spirited and sporting handing over of the proverbial baton.
Cheers to another good buddy, Mohinder Singh and team for an outstanding job in recent years.
Congratulations to Hernaikh Singh and his gung-ho comrades for convincing members that a refreshing change in leadership was timely.
The SKA moves on to new frontiers, saluting the past office-bearers for their commendable sacrifices, and hailing the newcomers who have promised to instill greater Sikh camaraderie to what is arguably one of the best multi-racial clubs in town.
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