Guest Info

Lord Indrajit Singh, born in 1932 in Rawalpindi, British India, moved to England with his parents in 1933. He studied engineering at Birmingham University and later worked in mining and civil engineering for the National Coal construction company Costain, serving as a mine manager in India. He also held roles in local government in London.

Singh has been involved with various official bodies throughout his career, including the Commission for Racial Equality and the Home Secretary’s Advisory Council on Race Relations. He currently serves as the Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations (U.K.), representing the Sikh community at important civic occasions such as the Commonwealth Service and the Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. Notably, he has advised and consulted notable figures, including Prince Charles, Anglican bishops, and the Metropolitan police.

Moreover, Singh is actively engaged in the national and international interfaith movement, serving as a patron of the World Congress of Faiths and an Inter Faith Network U.K executive committee member. For many years, he contributed to the ‘Thought for the Day’ feature on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, from around 1984 to 2019.

About the Show

Welcome to another thought-provoking episode, where Chief Explorer Rajan Nazran engages in an insightful conversation with his idol, Lord Indarjit Singh. This revolutionary individual offers a unique perspective on religion and faith, urging us to question its role in our lives and society.

As we navigate the complexities of identity and cultural divisions, recent events in Bangladesh, Australia, and Afghanistan are stark reminders of the challenges we face in staying connected amidst growing differences.

Lord Indarjit Singh’s passion for his roots and homeland, India, is undeniable. However, he candidly expresses his concern over the dominance of religion, which he believes has overshadowed fairness and equality. Born to parents involved in the freedom struggle, he feels pained witnessing the current state of a nation that once fought for freedom but now struggles to uphold its true essence.

A rebellious soul at heart, Singh fearlessly voices his disagreements, advocating for a society where everyone is treated equally, discarding the notion of ‘different’ people. He believes religion should evolve alongside society, shedding its clutter and adapting to the changing times. Recognizing the blend of good and bad elements in culture, he encourages a sensible approach to preserving what enriches us while leaving behind what hinders progress.

In this podcast, we encourage you to listen with open ears and an open heart, fostering healthy discussions that can guide us towards a more inclusive and progressive future. Join us in this illuminating conversation as we explore the intricate relationship between religion, faith, and our journeys in life.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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