Sardar Ranjit Singh, a native of France, was elected the first Sikh Sardar Deputy Mayor of Bobigny, France. France where carrying religious symbols, including Sikh turbans, in schools and colleges is banned. Children who were expelled from government colleges in 2004 due to the ban on turbans. Sardar Chain Singh, son of Sardar Ranjit Singh, was one of them.
He studied in a private college wearing a turban and later obtained a master’s degree in law and economics from the famous University of Sorbonne in France.