2022 Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize For Singapore’s Amardeep Singh
NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Singapore-based Sikh researcher and documentary filmmaker Amardeep Singh has been honored with the ‘The Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize‘ for the year 2022.
Administered by Hofstra University here, the $50,000 prize, which is bestowed every two years, recognizes significant works to increase interfaith understanding.
Established in 2006 by Ishar Bindra and family in Brookville, NY, the award is meant to encourage understanding of various religions and encourage cooperation between faith communities.
Born in Gorakhpur, Amardeep Singh runs Lost Heritage Productions — a Singapore-based visual media production house — along with wife Vininder Kaur.
The production house is focused on research and documentation of forgotten legacies. Singh has authored two books, entitled, ‘Lost Heritage, The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’ and ‘The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage, The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’. He has also made a few documentary films on the remnants of the Sikh legacy remnants in Pakistan and led a team from India and Pakistan to create a docuseries, ‘Allegory, A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels’.
Educated at Doon School, Dehradun, Singh did his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He has worked in the financial services sector for 25 years, leading the Asia Pacific Region at American Express for Revenue Management of the Credit Card business.
A formal award presentation will be held on November 14.
It is truly a deserving award for Amardeep Singh of Singapore. His magnificent production of docuseries “Allegory, A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels” were professionally produced with the assistance of his incredibly supportive wife. She traveled with him through rugged terrains throughout the Middle East and South Asia to complete the work. The docuseries are now translated into Punjabi and Hindi and are available in several libraries and online. The production was qualitative research-based, employing several local artists from Pakistan and the Middle East. It truly built bridges to other faiths–Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and the Sufis. It was a labor of love and added value to our understanding of Sikhism and its relations to other major faiths.November 8, 2022