NZ Council of Sikh Affairs is a registered charity under NZ Charity Services: CC59344
Tejvir Singh - Chief Executive
Bikram Singh Majhael - Director Finance
Ram Singh - Director Education
Rana Judge - Director Liaison
Karnail Singh - Director Development
Gurtej Singh - Director Research and Innovation
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Vikram Singh Siwach (aka Bikram Singh Majhael) is a founding members and has been participating in voluntary social activities.
He managed a community (Punjabi) school in Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Papatoetoe from 2014- 2018. As an invited speaker, delivered lecture at a UNICEF-sponsored 'Interfaith Harmony' programme in Parnell and Massey University Auckland. He was invited by Minhaj University Lahore Pakistan to the International Conference in 2019 on Science, Reason and Religion. He has authored two books ( Sikhs and 1857 Mutiny-2018 and Sikhs, Two Nation Theory and Beyond- under publishing). Presently, he looks after the community Punjabi school under the management of NZ Council of Sikh Affairs and is working on his next book. 📲 +642102894649
Ram Singh is a founding members and has been participating in voluntary social activities for nearly 30 years.
He was secretary of the New Zealand Sikh Society (Auckland Branch) from 1995-96 and from 1999-2001, Sri Guru Singh Sabha from 2003-2007 and Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Charitable Trust from 2007-2013. While he was member of the executive of the aforementioned organisations, he also managed their Punjabi schools.
Justice of the Peace since 2001. 📲 +64211784620
Karnail Singh is a founding members and an active volunteer since 2004.
His services have been awarded by Ministry of Health, Community Patrol New Zealand, Otara Papatoetoe Local Board, Manukau City Council, Counties Manukau Police, Kiwi Indian Charitable Trust and many more. Chairperson of Papatoetoe Community Response Group since-2016 for Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management.
He is Justice of the Peace and marriage celebrant. 📲 +6421955604
Lehmber Singh (aka Rana Judge) is a founding member and is actively volunteering since 1990s.
He is a business manager with a goal of successful community development. He created a positive working environment and implemented safety initiatives with the help of local council and BID (Business Improvement District) that helped in reduction of crime, violence in Otara-Papatoetoe business district.
Awarded 'Local Council Volunteer of the Year' in 2018 and 'Best & Safe town Otara after 30 years' in 2017.
Time permitting, he gives a hand to his family restaurant business. 📲 +64272746401
Tejvir Singh is a founding member and has lived in New Zealand since early 1990s.
He is a business owner and has contributed towards publishing 'Kuk Punjabi Samachar', the first Punjabi language New Zealand community newspaper. Since 2003, Kuk Punjabi Samachar has served the community by raising key issues about rapidly expanding and vibrant Punjabi community.
Tejvir Singh volunteers as community patrol warden. 📲 +64211244213
Gurtej Singh is a founding member and has lived in New Zealand for over 20 years.
Based in Wellington, he has been actively volunteering since 2001. He has been on the executive of the New Zealand Sikh Society (Wellington) Incorporated and Multicultural Council of Wellington (then known as Ethnic Council of Wellington). Wrote about Sikhs for a handbook about ethnic groups for New Zealand police officers. Wrote about Sikhs for a publication of NZ Funeral Directors' Association.
Invited to deliver a lecture on ‘Multi-faith communications’ at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand on 29 January 2004 as a part of ‘Aainaa Exhibition’. Invited to speak at a symposium on ‘Creative Wellington-Innovation Capital’ organised by the Wellington City Council and the Centre for Applied Cross Cultural Research, Victoria University of Wellington (21 March 2004). Contributed towards developing online communities as a Steering Group Member of Wellington Region 2020 Communications Trust. Invited to numerous radio talks.
Presented co-authored papers in 2009 and 2011 for Otago University Asia-New Zealand Research Cluster symposia. 2009 symposium paper further developed as a book chapter: Localizing Asia in Aotearoa (published April 2011).
Invited to speak at Te Wharewaka O Poneke EthnicA symposium conducted by DIA (6 and 7 May 2011). Contributed to organising a three-week exhibition about Sikh troops of British India in World Wars at the Central Library of Wellington in April 2017. Has donated blood 55 times for NZ Blood Service.