THIS is the moment when community worker Param Singh received his MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Mr Singh, a property developer from Ealing, earned his award for 17 years of working to develop inter-faith relations between Sikhs and non-Sikhs in Britain. 

In 2010, he founded City Sikhs with a group of friends as a national network of progressive Sikhs. It now has 7,000 members and provides a voice for British Sikhs wanting to create positive change in society.