A community British Sikh councillor primarily based in Coventry has produced background for the central England metropolis by turning into its initial turban-putting on Lord Mayor.
Jaswant Singh Birdi, who was born in Punjab and expended some time as a little one in Calcutta in West Bengal, moved to Coventry sixty yrs in the past and has served as a community councillor in the metropolis for sixteen yrs.
He just lately took official demand of his new article of Lord Mayor with the formal Chains of Workplace with his spouse Krishna by his facet as the Lord Mayoress.
“I am so happy to turn into Lord Mayor of my adopted household metropolis,” explained Birdi.
“It has provided so significantly to myself and my family members in excess of the yrs and I will be honoured to display why I enjoy it so significantly and to boost the metropolis and the amazing folks who are living right here,” he explained.
“As a Sikh, it also signifies so significantly that I will be putting on the Chains of Workplace and the turban. It will assist display what a pleased multicultural metropolis we have and possibly encourage some others as nicely,” he extra.
Aside from currently being a councillor, Birdi has been actively included in environment up spiritual, social, and neighborhood jobs in Coventry.
Now in his part as Lord Mayor as an ambassador of the metropolis, his picked charities for guidance for the 12 months consist of Muscular Dystrophy charity, the Coventry Source Centre for the Blind, and College Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity.
He served as Deputy Lord Mayor for the previous twelve months and was offered with the Chains of Workplace at the Once-a-year Normal Assembly at Coventry Cathedral final 7 days, a ceremony attended by customers of his family members. He succeeds Councillor Kevin Maton in the part of Lord Mayor and Councillor Mal Mutton has been named as the Deputy Lord Mayor for the coming 12 months.