Dr Jasjit Singh, a Research Fellow in Religious and Cultural Transmission at the University of Leeds,
followed up his earlier research with another related project, Sikhs and the Media.
He gave his first introductory presentation at the Sikh Missionary Society UK on 17 February, 2019 under three main headings:
- How have Sikhs been represented in ‘mainstream’ media?
- How have these representations led to the emergence of British Sikh media?
- What is the need for this project and how will the Sikh Missionary Society UK be involved?
By involving the Sikh community with his research work,
Jasjit Singh is bridging the gap between Sikh academia and lay parcharaks,
Sikh socio-religious activists and organisations like the Sikh Missionary Society U.K.
To my knowledge he is a pioneer in community collaborative research.
He is keen to ensure that there is a benefit to the community of his research before he starts his projects.
For that reason, he goes around seeking advice and opinions from the community and also collates much original old journals,
reports and papers which are now part of the British Sikh heritage.
There are many educational and side benefits of this type of dedicated research.
Dr Jasjit Singh and Manpreet Singh Badhni Kalan were both honored at the Sikh Missionary Society at this event.
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