Houston: Indian-origin Manpreet Monica Singh has been sworn in as Harris county judge. With this, Manpreet Monica Singh has become the first Sikh woman in the US to become a judge.

Manpreet Monica Singh was born and brought up in Houston, Texas, USA. Monica lives in Bellaire with her husband and two children. Manpreet Monica Singh was sworn in as judge of the Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 4 in Texas on Friday.

Monika Singh’s father migrated to the US from India in the early 1970s. Monika Singh had been working as a lawyer for 20 years. She is also associated with several civil rights organisations at the state and national level.

Manpreet Monika Singh’s swearing-in ceremony was presided over by Ravi Sandil, the state’s first South Asian judge and An Indian-American judge. A large number of people of Indian origin were present in the court during the swearing-in ceremony. Justice Sandil said, “This is indeed a very big moment for the Sikh community. Manpreet is not only an ambassador of Sikhs, but she is also an ambassador for women of all colours.”


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