Manpreet Monica Singh Becomes First Female Sikh Judge in US

Manpreet Monica Singh of Indian origin became the first female Sikh judge in the US. She was sworn in as a Harris county judge. She is however born and brought up in Houston. She now lives in Bellaire with her husband and two children.

Her father had immigrated to America during the early 1970s. She has past experience of two decades as a trial lawyer.

Indian-American Judge Ravi Sandill, the state’s first South Asian judge, presided over the oath-taking ceremony of Manpreet. “It is a really big moment for the Sikh community,” Sandill said. ” Manpreet is not only an ambassador for Sikhs, but she’s an ambassador for all women of colour,” he added.

Around 500,000 Sikhs live in America. Out of them around 20,000 are residents of the Houston area.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner termed Manpreet’s oath-taking as a judge as a proud day for the Sikh Community as well as a proud day for all people of Colour who see the Diversity of the City of Houston in the Diversity of the Court.

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