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Global Punjabi Society Launched

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  1. spnadmin

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    Global Punjabi Society Launched

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    The Global Punjabi Society was launched by Union Minister of State for External Affairs Smt Preneet Kaur on 8 January in New Delhi. A select group of achievers were awarded with Outstanding Global Punjabi honour including Baroness Sandip Verma UK, Abhinav Bindra, Sir Judge Mota Singh, Air Chief Marshal N C Suri, Isher Ahluwalia, Satish Gujral, Justice R .S. Sodhi, Justice Ashok Bhan, Jyotsna Suri, Harinder Thakkar, Minister Canada, Malkit Singh UK, Dr. Ruby Dhalla MP Canada, Dr Amarjit Singh USA, Satnam Singh and Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh DFC.
    Addressing the august gathering, Smt Preneet Kaur greeted the efforts of the global Punjabis who have glorified the name of Punjab and India with their outstanding achievements. It is a special privilege to be a part of a wonderful initiative taken by the Global Punjabi Society, the minister said.

    She said that it is truly gratifying to see women achievers like Baroness Sandip Verma, Dr Isher Ahluwalia and Dr Ruby Dhalla for carving a niche as successful politicians and making their mark as an important part of the decision making process.

    In his enlightening address Sardar Tarlochan Singh MP said, “Global Punjabi Society is a platform to celebrate our achievements and feel proud of our heritage.” Punjab is the land of origin of ancient civilizations of Harappa, Mohenjodaro and birthplace of ancient scholars and thinkers of India, the veteran politician said. Punjab has given two Nobel Prize winners and took immense pride in the big honour conferred to Sir Judge Mota Singh who was recently knighted by the Queen. He called the present generation who have greater privileges than their parents to work hard and maintain the Punjabi culture and Punjabi heritage.

    Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force said that all Indians particularly Punjabis are doing well abroad for their adventurous spirit, determination and hard work. Among the very first Punjabis who reached Canada during the First World War are immortalized as great philanthropists, who built schools and other social institutes and shared their success with the common man. Today, Punjabis are leaving their imprint in the political circles of Canada and have succeeded to follow the Indian culture in the most proper way, wherever they go, Marshal Arjan Singh said.

    Baroness Sandip Verma while addressing the guests pointed out that listening to the distinguished speakers sharing their views about Punjab has been enlightening experience. She said that one thing that epitomizes the Punjabi spirit is that they not only fight for themselves but also for those who cannot fight for themselves.

    Harinder Thakker MP from Canada shared the tremendous success of Punjabis as path-breaking politicians in the Canadian government. He said out of 27 elected representative of Indian origin in the provincial and federal levels about 90 per cent are Punjabis. The first Prime Minister of Ontario is a Punjabi and the first Indian origin elected representative is a Punjabi. Apart from politics, Punjabis have excelled in various other fields like medicine, business which is a matter of great pride as an Indian, Mr Thakker said.

    Global Punjabi Society respects and salutes the spirit of Punjabis said Shri Joginder Singh, Chairman, Global Punjabi Society and Former CBI Director. He added that progress of Punjabis is not inconsistent with the progress and development of India.

    Mr Jagmohan Singh, Secretary General, Global Punjabi Society said that looking at the encouraging response from the global Punjabis has given him the enthusiasm to dedicate himself for the aim and objectives of the society that is to strengthen the bonds of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat and to honour the most Outstanding Global Punjabi from around the world. He extended his gratitude and promised a bigger and grander function next year.

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    Global Punjabi Society UK Chapter Launched

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    India’s High Commissioner to UK H E Nalin Suri launched the UK Chapter of Global Punjabi Society (GPS) on 27 September at the House of Lords, UK. The guests of honour were Rt. Hon. Baroness (Dr.) Sandip Verma, Shailesh Vara MP and Priti Patel MP. The event was attended by more than 150 People of Indian Origin living in India and abroad.

    Ashok Verma was unanimously declared the President of GPS UK Chapter, Ms Harminder Chahal is the Treasurer and Pradeep Ghatok is the Secretary. Dr S P Sharma was requested to be the patron which he accepted. The advisors for GPS UK Chapter are Dr Rami Ranger MBE, Mohan Khera, DL Chadha, R S Sandhu MBE DL and Dr Gurjeet Bains.

    A select group of Indian achievers were honoured on the occasion by H E Nalin Suri. The awardees were Baroness Prasher- Member of the House of Lords, Basant Bansal – Chairman and Managing Director of M3M India, Manu Garg – Director Land Craft Developers, Samarjit Singh – Chairman and Managing Director, Agni Property Group, Sundeep Bhutoria – Secretary, Indian Federation of United Nations Youth Association and Managing Director of Ess Bee Consultants Ltd, Bharat Sharma - Managing Director of G. B. Properties and Earth Movers, Surinder Mongia- Managing Director of Strongfield Technologies Ltd., Surjit Singh Pnaiser- Founder of ‘Junction 2 Interiors Ltd’- Anuj J Chande- Partner and Head of South Asia Group, H.E. A. Kundasamy- High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius, H.E. A. Kundasamy- High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius, Jagdish Chander Director India Tourism UK, K.L.Ganju - Honorary Consul General of the Union of the Comoros, Lalu Samuel - Managing Director and CEO of Clipsal Middle East, Mohammad Sabih Bukhari – Group General Manager Satco International Trading and Contracting, H. E Nimisha J Madhvani Uganda’s High Commissioner to India, Pankaj Shah- CEO and Chairman of Earthstone Group and Dr Sudhir Ruparelia Chairman Goldstar Insurance Co. Ltd.

    Global Punjabi Society Newsletter was also released on the occasion by the High Commissioner.

    In keeping with the mission of Global Punjabi Society’s charitable initiatives Jagmohan Singh Secretary General of Global Punjabi Society appealed the guests to contribute for Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti (RBKS), an India-based NGO doing a commendable job to rehabilitate and educate poor and destitute children since 1981.

    The call for charity got an overwhelming response from the guests. A sum of Rs 10 lakhs was contributed by Bharat Sharma from India, Surjit Singh Pnaiser from Birmingham UK donated a sum of ₤6000 and Lalu Samuel from Dubai donated a sum of Rs 2, 50,000.
    About GPS

    The Global Punjabi Society was launched by Union Minister of State for External Affairs Smt Preneet Kaur on 8 January in New Delhi. The aim of GPS is to glorify the achievements of Indians in general and Punjabis in particular living in India and abroad and honour them for the recognition they have brought to their motherland, as progress of Punjab is consistent with the progress and development of India.

    In a short span the Global Punjabi Society has rapidly spread its wings with GPS chapters in Doha, Kuwait and Thailand. With the launch of GPS UK Chapter yet another important milestone has been achieved. It is a significant step forward to widen GPS’ reach as a platform to serve the interests of global Punjabis as well as Global Indians to voice their views, to celebrate their achievements and to preserve the sanctity of India’s rich heritage.
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