Sikh author and filmmaker honoured by New York’s Hofstra University with Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize

by The Canadian Parvasi

Amardeep Singh, a Sikh author, researcher and Filmmaker was recently awarded with the 2022 Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize by Hofstra University in New York for his work exploring and preserving Sikh heritage and culture.

Singh’s work revolves around the preservation and celebration of Sikh culture. Based in Singapore, Singh is the co-managing director and co-founder of Lost Heritage Productions. The production house recently produced a 24-episode series called  “Allegory: A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels”, which navigates the 16th-century travels of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. The series is to be screened across 9 countries.

In a ceremony in Woodbury, New York, Singh was honoured for his works, including the docuseries as well as documentaries like “Peering Warrior” and “Peering Soul”, and books including  “Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy In Pakistan” and “The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage – The Sikh Legacy”.

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Speaking about the award, Singh stated, “To receive the Guru Nanak Prize from Hofstra University is a humbling recognition of our belief that the essence of existence is love for togetherness. his message of unity in diversity was, is and will remain a ray of hope for a united world.”

Singh was unanimously chosen by a committee of faculty from among 18 nominees to be conferred with the honour and a USD $50,000 prize.

The Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize was established in 2006 by Sardar Ishar Singh Bindra and his family. It was first awarded to Dalai Lama back in 2008. It has since been awarded to eight other individuals and institutions and aims to “encourage understanding of various religions, and foster collaboration between faith communities.”

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