London : MP Vikramjit Singh Sahney was honored with the prestigious ‘Sikh of the Year Award’ by His Excellency Mr. Vikram Doraiswami, the Indian High Commissioner to the UK. The award ceremony took place at the magnificent and historic Lincoln’s Inn in London, and it was attended by accomplished Sikhs from the UK, as well as influential individuals from abroad, including senior dignitaries from the UK Parliament and Administration.The ‘Sikh of the Year Award’ was presented by The Sikh Forum International, a cultural and charitable organization dedicated to promoting the cultural heritage of Sikhism and spreading its message of peace, unity with God, and universal brotherhood. The ceremony was presided over by Mr. Ranjit Singh OBE, the Global President of The Sikh Forum International.
Mr. Sahney also urged Sikh International Forum for supporting education of Punjabi Students Oxford, Cambridge and LSE in Britain and announced contribution of 100,000 pounds towards setting up of the Education Scholarship fund for same for students aspiring to work in India after receiving education there.
Mr. Sahney was awarded for his philanthropic contributions, after deliberations about their impact on our society and culture. Mr. Sahney, who is MP (Rajya Sabha) from Punjab, is also the Chairman of Sun Foundation which leads various initiatives to empower the disadvantaged communities.
Recently, MP Sahney had urged Gurudwara Singh Sabha’s to cut down on exuberant budgets towards structural beautifications and langar’s and to allocate budgets towards education of children and youth.
He has announced scholarships for Punjabi students willing to pursue preparations for Civil Services in India, in the light of recent UPSC results which clearly showed the falling number of Punjabi representations amongst the Indian administrative services.
Titled Corona warrior for his exhaustive support for masses during COVID. He is also an ardent worker for community’s socio-economic uplift and his initiatives like Angels of Sun has supported many youth to achieve a fulfilling and prosperous career. Rightfully known as the ‘Employment man of India’ for ensuring jobs for thousands of youths after providing skill trainings.
Besides this Mr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney is International President of World Punjabi Organisation having over 20 chapters all over the world and has organised various events to unite Punjabis & promote rich culture and heritage.