5 Sikhs To Be Honoured On April 25 In Lieu Of The Sikh Heritage Month!
As part of its Sikh Heritage Month celebrations, the City of Brampton will honour five Sikhs for their outstanding work and services in the community.
The Sikh Heritage Month reception and award ceremony will take place at Brampton City Hall on Tuesday, April 25.
“April is Sikh Heritage Month in Ontario and the City of Brampton will proudly celebrate the significant contributions of its Sikh community,” said councillor Gurpreet Dhillon. “The reception is open to the public and all residents are invited to attend as Brampton celebrates its great diversity.”
This year’s recipients include:
Manvinder Singh Sahota: Raised in Brampton, Sahota is a basketball player who has competed in the NCAA, across North America and internationally on some of the biggest stages in basketball. This summer, he will be launching a youth development program called ZOR Basketball.
Harvinder Kaur Bajwa: A disability rights advocate, avid fundraiser and the founder of Canadian South Asians Supporting Independent Living (C-SASIL) — a South Asian non-profit organization operated by people with disabilities fighting for and serving the needs of individuals with disabilities.
Rupan Singh Bal: A Canadian-Punjabi actor and comedian. Bal’s fame emerged from his comedic roles in videos produced by fellow Canadian-Punjabi comic and YouTuber Jus Reign, and parleyed that role into acting and directing professionally in Brampton and internationally.
Bikramjit Singh Gill: A Brampton resident whose career began playing Division 1 NCAA at Ball State University in Indiana. He is currently playing internationally, representing Brampton in Japan’s professional league.
Avtar Aujla: Brampton’s first South Asian city councillor, who served from 2000-2003.