SINCE he arrived in Huddersfield in the early 1980s Inderpal Singh Randhawa has worked tirelessly for the Sikh community.
His extensive list of roles over the years include president of Guru Nanak Sikh Temple, member of both the Indian Workers' Association and Kirklees Racial Equality Council and vice-president of the town's Interfaith Council.
His dedication has earned him a nomination for an Examiner Community Award in the Services To The Community category.
Kiran Bali nominated him for the award.
She said: "Mr Randhawa has been making an important contribution to the local community for many years.
"The time and effort he has put in has been phenomenal. He has tirelessly worked in so many areas.
"His work with the Interfaith Council has been very positive and in the community he has always helped to defuse tensions and issues.
"The work on the Interfaith Council has been from the heart and has involved a lot of time, commitment and dedication.
"Mr Randhawa is a true role model for the Sikh community and the community in general."
Inderpal, 49, is also a part-time bus driver for First Bus and owns Linthwaite Mini Market.
He is currently president of the Sikh Leisure Centre in Springwood and has been particularly praised for his commitment there.
Last year he represented the Sikh community at a lunch with the Queen in Wakefield.
Inderpal said: "It is very nice to be nominated
"The community needs someone who goes in front and represents them and I work very hard doing this."