AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—SGPC President Gobind Singh Longowal on January 4 congratulated Bibi Arpinder Kaur on becoming first turbaned commercial Sikh pilot in United State of America. He has also congratulated the parents of Bibi Arpinder Kaur who facilitated him such a high cost training education and training while remaining adamant on Sikh tenets.
In a press note shared with Sikh24, S. Gobind Singh Longowal has said that Bibi Arpinder Kaur has made the entire Sikh community feel proud He added that Sikh identity will be recognized worldwide with appointment of Bibi Arpinder Kaur as a commercial pilot in a full-fledged Sikh dress.
Longowal also hailed the United States’ commercial airline for appointing Bibi Arpinder Kaur as a commercial pilot side-lining discrimination on the basis of religion. He added that the appointment of Bibi Arpinder Kaur as a commercial pilot has proved that the Sikh students can do everything abroad without trimming their hairs.
In March 2008, after resolving the issue of wearing her turban on-the-job, with the help of the Sikh Coalition, Arpinder Kaur was officially hired by American Airlines Corporation (AMR) as an Envoy First Officer.Sikh24 Editors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org