Lakshmi Mittal Honoured at Third Annual Sikh Awards

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The Sikh Awards were held at The Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge, London on Sunday 21st October 2012. The Awards recognised Sikh contributions and excellence in a variety of fields from nominations received from around the world.

Lakhsmi Mittal recieving the Special Recogintion Award from Navdeep Singh Founder of the Sikh Awards

Lakhsmi Mittal recieving the Special Recogintion Award from Navdeep Singh Founder of the Sikh Awards

The UK’s richest man Mr Lakshmi Mittal attended and received the Special Recognition Award from the world Sikh community for his joint venture between State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation and Mittal Energy Ltd, in the Punjab region of India.

Acknowledging the award Mittal said, "I am very proud to be associated with the project in Bhatinda, Punjab. I have seen a great deal of motivation and dedication from the community in Punjab he rededicated the award to the 45,000 people who now working on this new site." He also acknowledged the support of the Indian government and the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in making the project a reality and helping develop the economy of the region.

In response to the awards being held in London the Mayor Boris Johnson said, “I consider London to be the most multicultural city in the world, and have seen first-hand the hard work, dedication and religious strength that sits at the heart of everything the Sikh community do. Sikhs are a credit to this city and bring pride and respect where ever they go in the world through their actions, deeds and unique identity."

This year, the gala ceremony was presented by former Mayoral advisor Mr Kulveer Ranger and model/actress Ms Anu Singh. Over 750 guests attended including Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, BBC’s Head of religious programming Mr Tommy Nagra, Ms Charlotte Leslie MP, Mr Paul Uppal MP and Dr Kate Wharton from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s office.

Also on the night which was hosted by the media organisation The Sikh Directory, the first Sikh 100 power list detailing the most prominent Sikhs in the global community was launched.

Notes to editors:

  • Navdeep Singh Bansal [ __title__ Navdeep Singh Bio] Telephone +44 (0)800 856 9652 or email info (at) sikhawards (dot) com
  • Winners from The Sikh Awards 2012 are available for media interviews following the awards announcement and throughout Monday 22nd October 2012. Please call +44 (0)7932 907 666 for further information.
  • The Sikh Awards 2012 winners who were awarded in the following categories were:

Sikhs in Business:
Business Man – Mr Rajinder Singh Baryan (Kenya)
Business Woman – Mrs Sukhinder Singh (USA)
Entrepreneur – Mr Suneet Singh Tuli (India)
Sikhs in Education – Dr Jagir Singh (India)
Sikhs in Charity – Mr Harpal Singh Kumar (UK)
Sikhs in Sport – Ms Rashpal Kaur (India)    
Sikhs in Media – Mr Guruka Singh (USA)
Sikhs in Entertainment – Mr Gurpreet Singh (India)
Sikhs in Seva – Mr Surinder Singh Khandari (Dubai)
Sikhs in Profession – Mr Gurmant Singh Grewal (Canada)
The Sikh People’s Choice Award – Mr Paul Singh Uppal MP (UK)
Special Recognition Award – Mr Lakshmi Niwas Mittal (UK)
Sikh Lifetime Achievement Award – Ms Bibi Inderjit Kaur Ji (India)

The Sikh 100 is available on request – info (at) sikhdirectory (dot) co (dot) uk

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