Maidenhead's Khalsa Aid nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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The founder of a humanitarian charity has described its nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize as "humbling".

Ravinder Singh, chief executive and founder of charity Khalsa Aid, based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, said: "We never ever thought we would be nominated".

Canadian MP Tim Uppal put forward the organisation, based on Sikh principles, in recognition of its work providing food and aid in disaster areas...

...Mr Singh said the nomination was "humbling" and "very strange".

He added it was also "a very, very uplifting experience, more so for our volunteers because I've always said that what we are is because of our volunteers".

"It's a great acknowledgment of their dedication and compassion for the last 21 years," he said.

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The charity was founded in 1999 by Mr Singh when he was struck by the plight of refugees in Kosovo.

He joined a convoy to deliver aid donated by the Sikh community.

Mr Singh said the charity was "based on the Sikh principles of recognising the whole human race as one".

It has since reached other parts of the globe, including helping refugees landing on the shore of Greece from the Middle East and people affected by earthquakes, floods and hurricanes in Nepal, Australia and the Caribbean, the charity said...

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