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Indian-origin Amar Singh honored with Australian of the Year Award 2023

Current Affairs

  • An Indian-Origin Sikh Volunteer Amar Singh was honored along with three others with the prestigious 2023 New South Wales Australian of the Year Award.
  • Amar Singh has been honored for supporting the community during floods, bushfires, drought, and the pandemic.
  • The recipients from all the states will join for the national awards ceremony in Canberra on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.
  • ‘Turbans 4 Australia’ is a charity organization that provides up to 450 food and grocery hampers every week to people experiencing food insecurity in Western Sydney. The organization also supported Australians impacted floods, bushfires, drought and pandemics.
  • According to Singh, religion, language, and culture should not restrict how we help others. He added that with a charity van running in Queensland’s Brisbane and a new warehouse coming up in Victoria’s northern suburb of Thomastown, he can proudly say that ours is a national charity and as a humbled Sikh he hope that his team will continue to promote charity, compassion and multiculturalism for many years to come.”
  • Amar Singh was awarded Member of the Order of Liverpool (Honorary) in 2021.
  • In the past, Singh has volunteered during the Sydney 2000 Olympic games, Invictus games, and Gold Coast commonwealth games.
  • Since its inception in 1960, the Australian of the Year awards honour an exceptional group of highly-respected Australians who ignite discussion and change on issues of national importance.
  • Apart from Singh, there are four other recipients of the award from NSW, who will come together with awardees from other states for the national awards ceremony in Canberra on January 25, 2023.

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