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Local woman honoured by the Queen

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Merton Park resident Dr Kanwaljit Kaur-Singh has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Dr Kaur-Singh (left), from Dorset Road, has been given the award for her services to education and inter-faith understanding.

She is chair of the British Sikh Education Council and was the first Sikh woman to become a headteacher in England.

Dr Kaur-Singh has written many books on Sikhism, is an education inspector, conference speaker and consultant for publishers and national bodies.

June 13, 2011