Administrator / Program Coordinator
A retired Sonar Operator and one of the first women to serve on board submarines in the Royal Canadian Navy, in 2014 she gained world wide recognition when she fought for and became the first Sikh woman to tie turban in uniform. Harkiran has a keen interest in Human Rights issues and was a member of the MARLANT Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group (DVMAG) which advised Command on issues relevant to minorities in the Canadian Armed Forces.
As a convert to the Sikh faith she attended the Gurdwara locally in Halifax, Canada since 2010 and served two years on the management committee; first as Treasurer and then as a Member at Large. She enjoys reading and writing about gurmat philosophy, and is an activist for gender equality within Sikhi. She also loves to play guitar and has been adapting kirtan for this format.
As she retired from the military in 2017, she now spends half the year in Srinagar, Kashmir with her husband (Balbir Singh, Sewadars) and his family. The other half of the year they spend in her home city of Halifax, Canada. She wanted to utilize her experience with human rights issues and visible minorities to benefit Sikh women and girls here, and thus was the impetus behind Kaurs of Kashmir.
Program Coordinator / Media
Ranbir kour is presently working in Department Of Post and is also associated with media for the last many years. she is doing many programs in Radio Kashmir Srinagar on social issues like Gender equality, women empowerment, girl child rights etc. She is also comparer for Punjabi program in Radio Kashmir.
She is keen interested in participating in workshop, seminars, lectures etc focused on human rights issues and gurmat related. Recently she was a presenter for the Sulakhni program hosted by Sewadars Group. She enjoys reading and writing about social issues and gurmat philosophy in her spare time.
Mrs. Iqbal kour is currently working as a senior teacher in the prestigious missionary school Burn Hall Highsr Secondary of J&K. She is enthusiastic about her job, working with youth, and always gives positive encouragement to her students to do their best in all walks of life whether studies, sports, social activities etc. She wants those under her tutelage to be disciplined in every field, and to on top of the world. Some of her students have qualified in IAS and KAS for which she is proud.
Her passion is to serve humanity and also her endeavour is to utilize her experience and knowledge to benefit Kashmiri Sikh women and girls.