Introducing: Darsh Singh

Can a kesdari Sikh man excel at high levels of athletic competition in the U.S. and practice his faith? Just ask Darsh Singh, junior starter and co-captain of Trinity University’s basketball team:

Darsh Singh

This season, fans havent had to chant for Darsh the team co-captain has appeared in every game, and every time he plays, he makes a statement. As a follower of the Sikh religion, Darsh speaks volumes by wearing a turban and allowing his beard to grow. In fact, its believed that he is the only turbaned Sikh to play in an NCAA basketball game.

Maybe you weren’t as impressed as I was by his exploits as a jock. Not to worry, beta is an active engineering student, making honors every year and working in a number of student organizations.

He is an engineering science major who is affiliated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and who has been on the SCAC Honor Roll (minimum qualification of 3.20 GPA) for three of his four years at Trinity… He is not only a basketball player for the Tigers, but he is also a resident mentor and an active member of TUVAC. He serves on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, is a part of Students Taking Action Now: Darfur and Save Darfur, and he is president of the Students Creating Awareness of the Sikh Faith. He has volunteered in various Sikh organizations…

I have to say, this story made me smile. I don’t know Darsh personally, but I know my 5- and 7-year old cousins (football and basketball enthusiasts that they are) will be excited to know that someone who looks like they do has been successful without compromising his commitment to his faith.


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44 Responses to “Introducing: Darsh Singh”

  1. Singh says:

    I do know Darsh personally. He is an extremely nice guy and very active with the Sikh Research Institute, based out of his hometown San Antonio.

  2. Singh says:

    I do know Darsh personally. He is an extremely nice guy and very active with the Sikh Research Institute, based out of his hometown San Antonio.

  3. Sundari says:

    How great is this! It warms my heart to hear that he's not only an athlete but also an activist. I think it's definitely inspiring…

  4. Sundari says:

    How great is this! It warms my heart to hear that he’s not only an athlete but also an activist. I think it’s definitely inspiring…

  5. P.Singh says:

    This article made my day. It's great to see a sardar excelling in the athletic world – wish him huge success!

  6. P.Singh says:

    This article made my day. It’s great to see a sardar excelling in the athletic world – wish him huge success!

  7. sizzle says:

    mad props.

    i've always thought that a great the way to gain more acceptance and exposure is through sports….the success of jackie robinson, hank aaron and jim brown did an amazing amount barrier breaking by becoming heroes and legends. at the very least, darsh is doing a great job for positive exposure (normalcy) for everyone at trinity and the fans of the teams they play.

    now, let us patiently await as one of those massive sikhs from norcal or vancouver becomes the next great linebacker. i'd buy that jersey.

  8. sizzle says:

    mad props.

    i’ve always thought that a great the way to gain more acceptance and exposure is through sports….the success of jackie robinson, hank aaron and jim brown did an amazing amount barrier breaking by becoming heroes and legends. at the very least, darsh is doing a great job for positive exposure (normalcy) for everyone at trinity and the fans of the teams they play.

    now, let us patiently await as one of those massive sikhs from norcal or vancouver becomes the next great linebacker. i’d buy that jersey.

  9. what's in a nam says:

    cool

  10. what's in a name says:

    cool

  11. Kaur says:

    Darsh Singh…will you marry me!!!

  12. Kaur says:

    Darsh Singh…will you marry me!!!

  13. kulvinder kaur dhill says:

    Darsh, will you tickle me with that kinky dhari?

  14. kulvinder kaur dhillon says:

    Darsh, will you tickle me with that kinky dhari?

  15. Goldy says:

    Absolutely brilliant and like everyone's mentioned already with a turban and kesh!!! WELL DONE 4 THE INSPIRATION….

  16. Goldy says:

    Absolutely brilliant and like everyone’s mentioned already with a turban and kesh!!! WELL DONE 4 THE INSPIRATION….

  17. Gurdeep from Sikh Vi says:

    its so amazing. keep up the good work. we are so proud of you.

    wish all the succes in the world for you.

  18. Gurdeep from Sikh Virsa (Calgary) says:

    its so amazing. keep up the good work. we are so proud of you.
    wish all the succes in the world for you.

  19. Tim Bhullar says:

    Darsh

    well done.you are a credit to the sikh nation and an inspiration to all sikhs and doing what a true sikh should do. You and Monty Panesar are universal heroes.

    Tim

  20. Sadhu Singh says:

    Weel done, you are doing proud to the whole Sikh Community, keep it up.May Guru Ji Bless you to fullfill are your wishes.

  21. Tim Bhullar says:

    Darsh

    well done.you are a credit to the sikh nation and an inspiration to all sikhs and doing what a true sikh should do. You and Monty Panesar are universal heroes.

    Tim

  22. Sadhu Singh says:

    Weel done, you are doing proud to the whole Sikh Community, keep it up.May Guru Ji Bless you to fullfill are your wishes.

  23. Parmjit Singh says:

    Darsh,

    Some without kes delude themselves about success when they are not even in the game.

    You my dear brother won before you ever stepped on the court,… and that is why we are so proud of you pushing even further.

  24. Parmjit Singh says:

    Darsh,

    Some without kes delude themselves about success when they are not even in the game.

    You my dear brother won before you ever stepped on the court, and that is why we are so proud of you pushing even further.

  25. Jas Kaur says:

    God Bless You!! Well done on your achievements and Thank You for being an inspiration to our youngsters.May you and Monty Panesar continue to be good role models for generations to come! Good Luck.We are immensely proud of you!

  26. Jas Kaur says:

    God Bless You!! Well done on your achievements and Thank You for being an inspiration to our youngsters.May you and Monty Panesar continue to be good role models for generations to come! Good Luck.We are immensely proud of you!

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  28. mhmed says:

    holllllllllllllllllllllll

  29. mhmed says:

    holllllllllllllllllllllll

  30. manmeet singh gandhi says:

    he is a person who will male us proud & will become a source of motivation for our other Sikh brothers.

  31. manmeet singh gandhi says:

    he is a person who will male us proud & will become a source of motivation for our other Sikh brothers.

  32. rimmy! says:

    yes. he is a person that will male us proud.

  33. rimmy! says:

    yes. he is a person that will male us proud.

  34. Amrit singh says:

    i play for england. im going to go NBA. IM ONLY 15. PLAYED WITH CHICAGO BULLS. AND BOSTON CELTICS

  35. Amrit singh says:

    i play for england. im going to go NBA. IM ONLY 15. PLAYED WITH CHICAGO BULLS. AND BOSTON CELTICS

  36. bankerkuri says:

    That is extremely sexy! Excuse me for using that – but I can't find another word!

  37. bankerkuri says:

    That is extremely sexy! Excuse me for using that – but I can't find another word!

  38. JKaur says:

    DARSH IS GETTING MARRIED! Bummer…..=( KAURS, WE MISSED OUR CHANCE!

  39. JKaur says:

    DARSH IS GETTING MARRIED! Bummer…..=( KAURS, WE MISSED OUR CHANCE!

  40. Mandeep Singh says:

    neere ishq de tand ni paaye asaan, jankadiyaan vich jadhe hoye haan ,
    siir de ke jitho ni fees tardi, asi ona schoolaan de padhe hoye haan,
    lok chanaa vich sada hi rein taariyaan launde, asi lahu andar laaiyaan tariyaa ne,
    saanu aiven ni loki sardar kehnde , Siir De Ke Laiyaan Sardaariyaan ne ….

    well done bro …. may god bless you ….

  41. Mandeep Singh says:

    neere ishq de tand ni paaye asaan, jankadiyaan vich jadhe hoye haan ,
    siir de ke jitho ni fees tardi, asi ona schoolaan de padhe hoye haan,
    lok chanaa vich sada hi rein taariyaan launde, asi lahu andar laaiyaan tariyaa ne,
    saanu aiven ni loki sardar kehnde , Siir De Ke Laiyaan Sardaariyaan ne ….

    well done bro …. may god bless you ….

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