Seven Kings Sikh temple recruit first full-time English-born and speaking educator in ‘historic move’

PUBLISHED: 14:30 27 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:24 27 April 2018

Gurdwara Singh Sabha. Photo: Ellie Hoskins

Gurdwara Singh Sabha. Photo: Ellie Hoskins


A Seven Kings Sikh temple is believed to be the first in the country to recruit a full-time English-born and speaking educator.

Barking resident Saroop Singh, 19, is the newest full-time Parcharak at Singh Sabha London East.

He is working across the group’s Gurdwaras in both High Road, Seven Kings, and in Barking.

“A Parcharak is someone who devotes their life to teach what the Sikh religion teaches,” he said.

He added: “It’s a great opportunity to help the community and educate them about our religion, including people who have never seen a Sikh before.”

Among his responsibilities will be to visit schools where Sikh children are being bullied and educate their peers and teachers about Sikhi.

In statement released through the Sikh Press Association, Singh Sabha London East hailed the recruitment as an “historic event.”

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