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Charles Dobbin MBE – Address at funeral

Charles Dobbin MBE – Address at funeral

Harbans Singh Sagoo 13.1.16 In deepest sympathy to Parminder and the family, a tribute to Harbans Singh Sagoo by Canon Charles Dobbin, that can hardly scratch the surface of the great man he was. May he rest in peace and may God complete His purpose for him. 13.1.16   I am honoured to be asked to speak today about Harbans, a noble man of immense stature, a man whose faith inspired and shone through all he did. In 1973 Harbans with his family left Nairobi and his work in air traffic control to start a new life in Leeds. But more than succeeding in this, he went on to become a major influence for good, and a major influence in creating the degree of understanding between faiths that exists here today.   He has told me himself how criticism and mockery of Sikh customs and dress impelled him to speak about Sikhism in schools, and meet hostile reaction with truth, courtesy and information. He won the day. This characterised his many appearances in schools, organizations, inter faith Question Time sessions with VI Formers and other places.

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Charles Dobbin MBE – Address at funeral

Harbans Singh Sagoo 13.1.16 In deepest sympathy to Parminder and the family, a tribute to Harbans Singh Sagoo by Canon Charles Dobbin, that can hardly scratch the surface of the great man he was. May he rest in peace and may God complete His purpose for him. 13.1.16   I am honoured to be asked to speak today about Harbans, a noble man of immense stature, a man whose faith inspired and shone through all he did. In 1973 Harbans with his family left Nairobi and his work in air traffic control to start a new life in Leeds. But more than succeeding in this, he went on to become a major influence for good, and a major influence in creating the degree of understanding between faiths that exists here today.   He has told me himself how criticism and mockery of Sikh customs and dress impelled him to speak about Sikhism in schools, and meet hostile reaction with truth, courtesy and information. He won the day. This characterised his many appearances in schools, organizations, inter faith Question Time sessions with VI Formers and other places.