In 2015 Amar Singh founded the charity Turbans 4 Australia to provide support for everyday Australians, tackle racism and to build stronger multicultural communities. Having experienced racial slurs and insults first hand since his arrival in New South Wales in 1998 from India as a 15 year old boy, Amar set about to build a stronger more resilient Australia through faith, kindness and equality. Acknowledging his tremendous work in breaking down racial barriers and providing support to those in need through Turbans 4 Australia, Amar was named Australian of the Year Local Hero in 2023.
Hear Amar speak about his journey from facing discrimination as a new migrant to becoming a force for positive change in his community and beyond.
Amar’s story is a beacon of hope and a reminder that individuals can make a significant impact on their communities and the world at large through kindness.
This event is free, please register below as venue capacity is limited.
Amar Singh JP, 2023 Australian of the Year Local Hero, President & Founder, Turbans 4 Australia
Date: 11 October 2023
Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Location: Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
Bookings essential via Eventbrite
Refreshments will be served from 3.00pm
2023 Australian of the Year is a travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia developed in collaboration with the National Australia Day Council.
About Amar Singh
Amar Singh is a remarkable individual who founded the charity Turbans 4 Australia in 2015, driven by his personal experiences with racial slurs and insults due to his Sikh turban and beard. His journey from facing discrimination to becoming a force for positive change in his community is truly inspiring.
Turbans 4 Australia, under Amar’s leadership, has created a diverse and inclusive community of volunteers from various cultures, faiths, and backgrounds. Their collective mission is to support struggling Australians and address societal challenges. This initiative not only provides tangible help to those in need but also fosters a sense of unity among people from different walks of life.
Amar’s impact transcends the boundaries of his charity work. He is a dedicated advocate for diversity, inclusion, and social justice, dedicating his efforts to promoting understanding and respect among various cultures and communities. His tireless commitment to bridging gaps and fostering a sense of belonging is a testament to his dedication to a more harmonious society.
What sets Amar apart is his humility and unwavering belief in the transformative power of kindness and compassion. He serves as a shining example of how one person’s determination, hard work, and commitment to serving others can bring about positive change. His story serves as a beacon of hope and a reminder that individuals can make a significant impact on their communities and the world at large through their actions and beliefs. Amar Singh is undoubtedly a role model worth celebrating for his outstanding contributions to society.