Dehradun, April 8
The second two-day annual function of Gursikh Education Society (GES) was celebrated at Race Course in the city today. The GES also released a souvenir on the occasion. The celebrations were marked and dedicated to the birth centenary of legendary Dr Inderjeet Singh, who was ex-chairman of Punjab and Sind Bank.
On the occasion Sewa Award 2011 was conferred upon S. Gurdeep Singh Sahota, an activist dedicated to the cause of minorities and an esteemed member of Prime Minister's 15-Point Programme for Minorities.
This award was conferred on Sahota for his outstanding contribution in safeguarding and promoting the constitutional and legal rights of minorities in the region.
A senior member said Dr Inderjeet Singh gave employment to 18,000 youngsters and made plenty of others self-reliant by giving them loans on easy instalments. He remained engaged in social service throughout his life and later set up a new bank, Bank of Punjab.
Davinder Singh Bindra, president of GES, said the society was also paying for the education of 150 poor children. With the inspiration of Dr Inderjeet Singh, he said their organisation would remain committed to the welfare of people of the downtrodden section.
President of Gursikh Education Society Devinder Singh Bindra read out the annual report of the society. Delegates from Delhi, Punjab & Uttarakhand lauded the contribution of Inderjeet Singh towards banking, education and employment.
Besides, Makhan Singh, former Deputy General Manager, Punjab & Sind Bank, Rajinder Singh Rajan, Harbhajan Singh Anand, Phoola Singh, Raju Bindra, Balbir Singh Sahni, Inderjeet Singh, Manpreet Singh and Jasbir Kaur were among the dignitaries who were present on the occasion.