Jalandhar, June 25, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Pardeep Singh Tiwana has become the first Punjabi Sikh to become a Judge of County Court in Australia. Pardeep Singh Tiwana’s family hails from Kot Kalan village in Jalandhar. There is an atmosphere of happiness among the villagers on hearing this news and sweets were distributed in the native village along with recital of Gurbani kirtan .
Pardeep Singh Tiwana was born in England. Judge Tiwana holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton. He was the youngest barrister there and due to his hard work, he earned two scholarships.
After coming to Australia with his family in 2006, he started working as a lawyer and today he is making his village and the whole of Punjab especially the whole Sikh Community proud by getting the title of first Sikh to be a Judge in Australia.
Pardeep Singh Tiwana has raised the bar high and has now inspired many young Sikhs and Punjabis by becoming the first Sikh Judge in Australia. This is a significant achievement for the multi-cultural community of Australia and very much needed judiciary diversity.
Former Finance Minister of Punjab Mr. Parminder Singh Dhindsa and General Secretary of SAD United Mr. Karnail Singh Peermohammad expressed their happiness over the young Punjabi.
According to them, Pardeep Singh Tiwana gracing the judiciary corridors is another milestone for the Sikh community in Australia. It is a matter of great pride that today the first Sikh has been appointed to the judiciary in Australia.
It is also worth mentioning here that Advocate Jugraj Singh Sidhu, son of Akali leader Karnail Singh Peermohammad has also passed the PCS Judicial examination in the first class and has become a Judge.
Mr Tiwana’s close acquaintances from Melbourne highly appreciated the meritorious selection of him on the bench to reflect the contemporary society that it serves.
Meanwhile, General Secretary SGPC Bhagwant Singh Sialka and Federation President Amarbir Singh Dhot also expressed happiness over the appointment of both the youths as judges at home and abroad and said that when Pardeep Singh Tiwana and Jugraj Singh Sidhu pay homage at Golden Temple, Judge Pardeep Singh Tiwana will be accorded special honors by the SGPC.