Dr Jagjit Singh Taunque MBE.DL Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands


I was the first Asian to win the West Midlands County Council election in 1979 from Soho Ward in Birmingham where I had represented as a Councillor. I was elected Vice-Chairman of the West Midlands County Council in 1985. I was also one of the founder member of the West Midlands County Council Airport Committee in which I was honoured with my name on a plaque at the airport.

ife Member of the Court of University of Birmingham
Trustee of Birmingham Civic Society.
Trustee of Birmingham Council of Faiths.
Chairman of Punjab Culture Centre
Executive member of Royal Society of St. George
Executive member of Consultative Health Care Council, NHS Heart of England Foundation Trust.
Advisor of the ” Punjabis in Great Britain ” Organisation.
Advisor of Shri Venkateswara ( Balaji ) Temple Sandwell.

I had the honour to represent Great Britain in the International Nuclear Free Zone Authorities Conference in Cordeba , Spain where I spoke on Nuclear Disarmament. And in 2002 I was awarded with ” Ambassador for Peace ” by the Interreligious International Federation for World Peace.

Our heartiest congratulations to Dr Chithra Ramakrishnan on the official launch of British Carnatic Choir on 12th June 2015. The British Carnatic Choir is a novel concept providing a unique platform to all singers of all ages from diverse communities who are able to showcase their talents. The British Carnatic Choir will foster self esteem, respect, teamwork, understanding, togetherness, community cohesion and enjoyment especially among the younger generation, which is most needed for a healthy, peaceful and tolerant society. The BCC will provide joy to both performers and audiences at present and in the years to come. We wish the British Carnatic Choir a great success and glorious future.