It’s amazing what you find on the Internet and found this story of my dad’s uncle, Jaswant Singh Riyait, who lives in Leicester and is 91 years old. He was one of the people that my Dad lived with because my grand parents died while my father was relatively young. It’s a story of migration over three continents. It’s difficult to imagine the courage and hardship our families have had to endure.

So, getting recognition with things like the SBSC PAL’s award means something much more to me, a validation of the sacrifices made by our community in coming to this country, a reason for them to be proud of me.