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Many Honoured At 5Th Annual Sikh Awards 2014

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The Sikh Awards were held at The Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge, London on Saturday 18th October 2014. The Awards recognised Sikh contributions and excellence in a variety of fields from nominations received from around the world.

Bhai Baldeep Singh, well known as the “Renaissance Man” of Punjab for rendering the vintage etiquettes of Gurbani Kirtan, won the Sikhs in Entertainment award while Malvinder Mohan Singh, Executive Chairman of Fortis Healthcare, was declared as the Sikhs in Business – Business Man.

Describing 81-year-old Singh as a “walking encyclopedia on Sikhism, sports, Indian politics and Punjab”, the citation read out at the Sikh Awards 2014 at Westminster Park Plaza in here last night said: “He is an able Parliamentarian, a sports administrator par excellence, a well read columnist, a successful communicator and a proven administrator.”Sardar Tarlochan Singh, the former Chairman of India’s National Minorities Commission, has been conferred with Sikh Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 for his outstanding contribution to Sikhism and other walks of life.

It said that Singh is the only Sikh to hold the post of the Chairman of National Minorities Commission.

Besides this he was also a member of the National Human Rights Commission, Population Commission and the Rajya Sabha.

In his acceptance speech, Tarlochan Singh said, “I feel honoured to receive the award as it is a positive step to promote Sikhism internationally. I cherish it all the more because the honour has come from my own community.”

He wanted Navdeep Singh, founder of the Sikh Directory Ltd who instituted the Sikh Awards, to consider setting up a Sikh Research Centre or Sikh Information Centre in London.

Giani Sukha Singh from Sikh Helpline UK, received the “Sikhs in Charities” award.

Navtej Singh of India, one of the world’s first Sikh Bodybuilders, won the Sikhs in Sports award.

23-year-old entrepreneur and fashion blogger has won the People’s Choice title at the annual Sikh Awards.

Other awardees honoured at Sikh Awards 2014Pardeep Singh Bahra, the face of Samsung’s Alpha Smart phone campaign and founder of Singh Street Style online fashion site, was honoured at the ceremony in Westminster, central London.

- Gursharan Kaur Kandra (Canada), founder of the Canadian Intercultural Association of Students (Sikhs in Education)

- Sangat Television, UK (Sikhs in Media),

- Swaran Singh Gharial, Kenya (Sikhs in Seva)

- Amrit Singh, Global Head of South Asian Clients with EFG Bank AG, Singapore (Sikhs in Profession)

- Parminder Kaur, Netherlands (Sikhs in Business – Business Woman)

- Sukhi Singh Ghuman, UK (Sikhs in Business – Entrepreneur).


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