About Mr. V S Sahney

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MR. VIKRAMJIT SINGH SAHNEY, PADMA SHRI
 
“Extending one hand to help somebody has more value than joining two hands for prayer”

Shri Vikramjit Singh Sahney is a well known entrepreneur, educationist, reformist, philanthropist and social activist. A self-made man, Shri Sahney is a versatile personality engaged in diverse fields of social, cultural and humanitarian activities. He is Corporate President of Sun Group that is engaged in International trading and joint ventures in fertilizers and other commodities. Mr. Sahney is the Strategic Adviser to FOSKOR, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Govt. of South Africa. He is also the President of SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) and International President, World Punjabi Organisation (WPO) having its chapters in over eleven countries.

As President, Sun Foundation which is a charitable institution established for the welfare of mankind, he has undertaken several projects such as ‘Taare Zameen Par’ a free vocational training institute for disabled youth , ‘Save the girl Child’ campaign raises strong concern about exacerbating sex discrimination and female foeticide.. Padma Shri Vikramjit Singh Sahney has voiced the campaign by producing a song “Babula” and a public interest message with Priyanka Chopra as social ambassador for the masses for social awareness which has been televised on national television channels and multiplexes in India. Surya Kiran Project where vocational training and skill development are imparted free of cost to women and girls to enable their participation in economic development of their family, society and nation. Angels of Sun, the project lends a kind canopy of knowledge to those who would have otherwise lived a life in shadows of illiteracy. It imparts proper education to foundling children and equipping them to lead a life of dignity and economic self reliance and grow up as valuable members of society.

Shri Sahney is International President, World Punjabi Organisation (WPO), a non political organization with Shri I.K. Gujral, former Prime Minister of India as its Chief Patron. WPO is spread over UK, US, Canada, UAE, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore and SAARC nations to foster social, economic and cultural bondage amongst likeminded people. WPO, under his dynamic leadership organized various cultural events and social projects like scholarships to students, annual world Punjabi conferences in India & abroad, organizing Guru Nanak Devji’s birthday celebrations at President & Prime Minister’s house, instrumental in installing an equestrian statue of Sher e Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Parliament House of India.
As President, SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Shri Sahney has been playing a dominant role in creating awareness and capacity building within the SAARC Region together with advocating peace and harmony. In his capacity as Chairman, Indo-South African business forum, Shri Sahney has also been extremely proactive in promotion of south-south co-operation in his capacity as Strategic Advisor’ to FOSKOR, IDC as also through platform of IBSA, and promoting cultural and social relations between the two nations. He is also Executive Member of FICCI.
Shri Sahney has been conferred with the honour of Padma Shri by the honourable President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil and International Peace Award by the Hon’ble President of Mauritius Sir Anerood Jugnauth. Some other awards to his credit are: “Raja Ram Mohan Roy award for women upliftment”; “Mother India International Award, 1992”; Arch of India Gold Award for 1993; Rashtriya Gaurav Award 2004; Community Service Award by Asian WHO’s WHO International, UK; Millennium Sikh Award by Deputy Prime Minister of India.

PRESENT  DESIGNATION

CORPORATE PRESIDENT : SUN GROUP
STRATEGIC ADVISOR
& EQUITY PARTNER
: FOSKOR, IDC (SOUTH AFRICA)
MARKETING ADVISOR : QATAR FERTILIZER CO, QATAR
INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT : WORLD PUNJABI ORGANISATION
CHAIRMAN : SUN FOUNDATION
  : “SURYA KIRAN” – A VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED WOMEN AND GIRLS
  : “TAARE ZAMEEN PAR” – VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR DISABLED CHILDREN.
  : “ANGELS OF SUN” – AN EDUCATIONAL SPONSORSHIP FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN
  : “SAVE A GIRL CHILD” – A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR ERADICATING FEMALE FOETICIDE.
PRESIDENT : SAARC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
CO-CHAIRMAN : COMMONWEALTH BUSINESS CLUB OF INDIA
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE MEMBER : FEDERATION OF INDIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY (FICCI).
CO-CHAIRMAN : INDO-SOUTH AFRICA JOINT BUSINESS COUNCIL
CHAIRMAN : INDO-QATAR JOINT BUSINESS COUNCIL
MEMBER, STEERING COMMITTEE : INDO-BRAZIL-SOUTH AFRICA (IBSA)
MEMBER INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL : INTERNATIONAL FERTILIZER INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION, PARIS
CO-CHAIRMAN : RECEPTION COMMITTEE, COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010
CHAIRMAN : INTER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION DESIGN, NCR
HONY. SECRETARY GENERAL : MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH TRUST
PATRON : “ROKO CANCER” PROJECT – PUNJAB.
ADVISOR : EDUCATE WIDOW’S CHILD FUND – PUNJAB
MEMBER SENATE : GURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY, AMRITSAR
VICE PRESIDENT : BABA FARID MEMORIAL SOCIETY
TRUSTEE : BISHAN SINGH BEDI CRICKET COACHING TRUST
MEMBER GOVERNING BODY : INSTITUTE OF HOME ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI

 A  CHARISMATIC  SKETCH

NAME : VIKRAMJIT S. SAHNEY
DATE OF BIRTH : 20TH FEBRUARY 1962
ADDRESS : 7TH FLOOR, LE MERIDIEN COMMERCIAL TOWER
RAISINA ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 001, INDIA
TEL – (O) +91-11-4271 7171 (30 lines)
FAX – (O) +91-11-4271 7172
TEL – (R) 5166 7101 /02 / 03
MOBILE – 98100-61111
EMAIL – sunintl@sungroupindia.com
QUALIFICATIONS : M.A. (ECONOMICS), MBA

 PROFESSIONAL  LEADERSHIPS

CHAIRMAN – SUN FOUNDATION
SUN FOUNDATION IS AN NGO WHICH IS DEVOTED SELFLESSLY FOR THE UP-LIFTMENT AND WELFARE OF THE UNDER PRIVILEGED SECTIONS OF THE SOCIETY, IN SUN FOUNDATION WE PREACH AND PRACTICE THE RIGHT TO LIVE WITH PRIDE AND POWER. SUN FOUNDATION IS AN EPITOME OF SELFLESS DEDICATION AND PERSISTENT ENDEAVOURS.

SOCIAL NETWORKING

 

INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT – “WORLD PUNJABI ORGANISATION” (WPO).

HONY. SECY. GENERAL “MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH TRUST” & HONY. SECRETARY GENERAL – MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH BICENTENNIAL NATIONAL CELEBRATIONS COMMITTEE.

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