Jagmeet Singh an MPP in Ontario, Canada was recently honoured with the ‘2013 Sikh of the Year Award’ in recognition of his tireless contribution for the protection of Human Rights and presenting Sikh Personality at Provincial Parliament.
The event organized in recognition of great personalities that have contributed to the promotion of Sikhism by SEWA at the International Fateh Academy and was attended by the Panj Sahiban, including the Jathedar of the Akal Takht.
Unable to attend, Jagmeet Singh accepted his award via Video Conferencing during the ceremony and in his speech he dedicated his award to Bhai Gurbakhsh Singh Khalsa, the human rights activist.
Other recipients and awards included:
Dr. Rajwant Singh Ji of USA who was honoured with the ‘Sikh of the Decade Award’ for his endeavour to create awareness regarding the conservation and preservation of environment, promoting Sikhism at international level and celebrating Sikh Gurupurabs in White House, USA.
Dr. Raghbir Singh Ji Bains of Khadoor Sahib was honoured with ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ for authoring the ‘Multimedia Encyclopedia of Sikhism’ a valuable contribution to the Sikh Faith.
Bhai Davinder Singh Ji Khannewale and Bhai Baldev Singh Ji Wadala (Hazoori Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib) with the Bhalo Bhalo Re Kirtaniye Award.
S. Jarnail Singh Ji of Delhi and S. Raja Singh Ji of Jalandhar were recognized for their contribution to promotion of Sikhism, Service to the Faith and protection of Human Rights with the ‘Dedicated Sikh Award’.
S.Satdeep Singh Ji of Delhi was recognized for his creativity in producing animation films relating to Sikhism with the ‘Creative Sikh Award’.