The Forgotten Sikhs - A Benefit Gala
par SAF INTERNATIONAL
- vendredi, 07 septembre 2018 de 6:00 Après-midi à 11:00 Après-midi (HAP)
- 12888 80th ave (York Center) 201, surrey, BC V3W 3A8
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This year on September 7th, 2018 SAF International will be hosting its 2nd Fundraising Dinner. This year’s focus is on the Sikligar Sikh. Our Benefit Gala dinner will bring together members of the local community to highlight the struggles that this marginalized group of people endure on a daily basis.
Centuries ago, the Sikligar people were skilled weapon makers who were chosen to develop Sikh Armory. Their important contribution in the fight against oppression led to Guru Gobind Singh Ji giving them the name Sikligar Sikhs. However, with the onset of modern weapons and industries, the Sikligars’s skills in weaponry became obsolete.
Today the Sikligar are one of the most marginalized communities in India, out of sight for most to care about. In such isolation, these families have limited electricity, no clean water, toilets or sanitation.
We are honored to have Suneet Singh be the keynote speaker for the event. Dr. Suneet Singh Tuli is a serial entrepreneur and currently the CEO of DataWind Inc. DataWind is globally recognized as a leader in bridging the digital divide with low cost tablet computers and internet access. In 2017 DataWind became the largest supplier of tablet computers in India, and the same year Suneet Singh received an Honorary Doctorate from APEX University in India. Suneet also serves on a number of NGO Boards, focused on poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability.
Suneet Singh will also be bringing his daughter Anoop Kaur to perform during the gala. Anoop Kaur is a trained violinist whose performances have been viewed millions of times on social media.
We have many other exciting things planned for the evening including a silent auction, photo booth, child face painting, alongside performances and entertainment.
This is a child-friendly event, so bring your friends and family and come support SAF International. We look forward to your attendance, trust us it’s a night you won’t want to miss!