Rajinder Singh, 73-year-old ‘Skipping Sikh’ received UK Award
Rajinder Singh was awarded to recognize his outstanding individual volunteers which make a change in the community. He used the isolation imposed by Coronavirus lockdown to make exercise videos that are watched across the globe. His videos drew thousands of viewers which helped him to raise funds for the National Health Service.
In a letter to Singh, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I wanted to write personally to thank you for all that you are doing to support our extraordinary NHS, and encouraging the nation to pick up their skipping ropes and keep their spirits high by taking on your lockdown skip challenge”.
Singh said after receiving the award: “Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji ki Fateh. I am truly humbled for being awarded the Points of Light award. I love to serve others – it’s part of who I am as a Sikh and I love to do Sewa”.
“I never thought something like skipping would inspire the world and spread smiles. I’m grateful for the support and being given this recognition. Thank you to our PM Boris Johnson, God bless you and everyone, I thank everyone for the support and love, and I encourage all to join in the skipping challenge and tag me in @SikhSkipping. Health is wealth so to everyone my message is to stay active and stay happy.”