News Letter – January 2012
From: Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney (International President)
World Punjabi Organisation (WPO)hosted a dinner at Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi, on 1st December, 2012 in honour of Baroness Sandip Verma Minister House of Lords, UK,Dr. D.S. Rana- Chairman Sir Ganga Ram Hospital & Janab Khwaja Saad Rafique -Member National Assembly
It’s party time! Festivity was at its peak as World Punjabi Organisation (WPO), braving the rain and chilled environment, gathered together at Sovereign Hall, Le Meridien Hotel on 1st January 2012 to celebrate the New Year with guests and dignitaries from all over the world. Those who attended included Boroness Sandip Verma, Minister House of Lords, UK, Dr. D.S. Rana, Chairman Ganga Ram Hospital, Mr. Teji Bindra, President Sikh Art & Film Foundation, New York and Janab Khwaja Saad Rafique, Member Parliament Pakistan. Sr. Tarlochan Singh, Former Chairman National Commission for Minorities, Sr. Partap Singh Bajwa, Member Parliament.
WPO proudly felicitated Boroness Sandip Verma, Minister House of Lords, UK, Dr. D.S. Rana, Chairman Ganga Ram Hospital, Mr. Teji Bindra, President Sikh Art & Film Foundation, New York on this occasion.
The atmosphere was completely charged with cultural performance of live singing, breathing in some nostalgic moments and celebrating the current trends. It was the perfect occasion to meet old friends and acquaintances, reminiscing memorable experiences and sharing warmth of togetherness.
Padmashri Vikramjit Sahney, International President, WPO, while welcoming the guests, said, “It is a time to reflect on the past and envision a future where people live together in harmony, forever and ever. He proudly reflected the greatness of the Nation with a resonance stating “Traditional western holidays end at the beginning of January. however, in the Indian culture, the celebrations take new fervour with many festivals and National Holiday that continue till well into February such as Lohri, Gurupurab, Eid, Republic Day, Shivratri and Holi. It is because we work hard, we party hard and we also take our culture into our everyday living making rituals and celebrations a must to add colour and joy to our lives as also thanking Lord Almighty in every possible way for his blessings.”
Baroness Verma complimented the Punjabi Community for their dedication and hard work put in by them. It is due to their whole hearted support that she is in a position to repay back to them. Baroness Verma resolved to do her utmost for the community in general and for Women Empowerment in particular.
Khwaja Saad Rafique, Member Parliament from Pakistan felt very happy to be in India on his first visit. It is indeed a matter of great honour to be at a place where my father was born. For him it was like a second home and he wished that he had visited India much earlier. He eagerly looked forward to another visit.
Everyone cheered the New year with a promise to live it with zest filled with love and laughter and above all vowed to put its best foot forward.
Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney, International President WPO felicitating Baroness Sandip Verma Minsiter HOuse of Lords, UK, with a shield. Sr. Amrit Singh Thapar, Sr. Balbir Singh Kakar and Sr. Tarlochan Singh can also be seen in this picture.
WPO Office Bearers Sr. Amrit Singh Thapar, Sr. B.S. Kakar, Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney and Sr. Tarlochan Singh honouring Dr. D.S. Rana, Chairman Sir Ganga Ram Hopital with a Shield
Mrs. Daizy Sahney welcomes Begum Khwaja Rafique Ahmad, Member National Assembly Pakistan with a bouquet.
Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney felicitating Janab Khwaja Rafique Ahmad, MNA Pakistan