Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, the Hon'ble President of India, conferring "Padma Shri" on
Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney(International President World Punjabi Organisation)
for outstanding social services.
Shri Vikramjit Singh Sahney
Sh. Vikramjit Singh Sahney, a philanthropist, social worker and a reformist, is the Chairman of Sun Foundation - a charitable instituation and International President, World Punjabi Organisation, eternally dedicated to the welfare of mankind and bringing together the NRI Community with mainstream India.
Sh. Sahney was born on 20th February 1962. Under his leadership, Sun Foundation is involved in various activites such as helping riot victims by arranging marriages of their daughters, providing aid to victim of Tsunami disaster and other calamities. The foundation has also adopted economically weak students of rural Punjab for integrated engineering course at Punjabi University. He is also supporting De-addiction centre in Punjab and running education centre for imparting training for job oriented courses for desabled and handicapped children. Shri. Sahney is supporting "Educate a Widow's Child Fund" and is also patron of "Roko Cancer Project".
As International President of World Punjabi Organisation, Shri. Sahney is actively promoting social, economic and cultural bondage among the Indian Diaspora all over the globe. He has undertaken over 100 Projects and programmes to promote the rich cultral heritage of PUnjab. He has had the honour of celebrating Guru Nanak Dev Ji's birthday in President House and Prime Minister House for several years. Shri Sahney has produced many light and sound show like "Bole So Nihal", "Guru Maneo Granth" and has been instrumental in installing an equestrian statue of Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Parliment House. Shri Sahney is also Secretary General of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Trust and has been Organising Secretary of Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bicentennial National Celebration Committee.
Shri Sahney has been promoting social and cultural relations of India with countries like South Africa, UK, Canada etc. He sponsored celebration of 100 years of launching of Satyagrah by Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa. He is representing India in SAARC Forum to bring peace process for over a decade.
Shri Sahney has presented papers on Indian Economic Policies at various international conferences and is guest faculty in various academic institutions of repute. He is Executive Member of FICCI, Senate Member of Guru Nanak Dev University, and Vice President of Baba Farid Memorial Society.
Shri Sahney has received many awards including Mother India International Award 1992, Arch of India Gold Award for 1993, Rashtriya Gaurav Award 2004, Community Service Award by Asian Who's Who International UK, Millennium Sikh Award, Community Service Award, and Top Professional of the year Award. He also received memento from Sir Edmund Hillary for his contribution to the cause of Himalayan environment.
World Punjabi Organisation (WPO) is an International body of Punjabis to bring out “Punjabi Renaissance”. It is a Non-Political body of Prominent Punjabi Industrialists, Businessmen, Sportsmen, Journalists, Artists and achievers in other fields from all over the Globe. It was formally launched on 10th January 1998 by Shri I.K. Gujral, the then Prime Minister of India. It is actively engaged in promoting Punjabi Brotherhood, folk & culture to foster social, economic and cultural bondage among Punjabis staying over hundred countries of the World