Event Details

Felicitation dinner in honour of Punjabi Parliamentarian by World Punjabi Organisation (WPO) on 6 July, 2009.

World Punjabi Organisation (WPO) under the dynamic guidance of Shri Vikramjit Singh Sahney, its International President felicitated Punjabi Parliamentarian on 6th July, 09 at Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi. The gala evening was well attended by the elite.

A reception dinner to honour Punjabi Parliamentarians was held at Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi on 6th July. Dr. M.S. Gill, Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports was the Chief Guest at the function. Other Parliamentarians present on the occasion were Dr. M.S. Gill, Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Smt. Priya Dutt, Smt. Harsimrat Badal, Dr. Rattan Singh Ajnala, Shri Ravneet Singh, Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Shri Tarlochan Singh, Shri Naresh Gujral & Sher Singh Gubaya. Also present on this occasion were Shri Kuldip Nayar, Shri H.S. Hanspal, Shri K.S. Bains, Shri H.S. Balli.

At the beginning of the function debut Audio Video of Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney "Kalgi Dhar Dashmesh Pita Jeha Duniya Te Koi Hoya Na" was screened to highlight the achievements of World Punjabi Organisation in the last 10 years of its existence an Audio Video presentation was made prior to the start of the function. The effort was well appreciated by everyone present.

Member of Parliament Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal condemned the prevalent practice of killing the girl child. She emphasised that "Dowry" tradition was one of the main causes. Dr. Gill held the lavish expenditure on marriages as another reason for this evil practice.

Shri Tarlochan Singh expressed the need to get a Punjab Parliamentarians of the world at one platform to highlight their contribution world over. Shri Vikramjit Singh Sahney and others present appreciated the idea and decided to make an effort in this regard.

HT City editor Ms. Sonal Kalra was also honoured with a memento for her contribution to journalism.