10th Annual Sikh Awards, to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the FIRST time!
In a first, Dubai is going to host ‘The 10th Annual Sikh Awards’ which recognise the achievements of individuals and organizations on a global level.
‘The Sikh Awards’ were created in response to public demand in 2010. This was a world’s first, to celebrate and highlight the achievements of individuals and organisations on global scale. The event has been held in London, Delhi, Toronto and Nairobi.
Recognition is given to the special contribution Sikhs have made in the fields of business, sport, charity, media, entertainment, education, selfless voluntary service, lifetime achievement and the special recognition award, which is given to someone from another faith promoting multiculturalism. The Sikh Awards have continued to grow from strength to strength each year, honouring excellence throughout the world.
The event would be organized by UK-based global organization ‘The Sikh Group’ in partnership with UAE based ‘Plan b Group’ at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel on February 21, 2020.The ceremony will be honoring Sikhs from around the world, traversing in business, education, media, entertainment, sports and charity.
Navdeep Singh, founder of ‘The Sikh Group’, which consists of ‘The Sikh Directory,’ ‘The Sikh 100,’ ‘The Sikh Charity,’ and ‘The Sikh Awards,’ said ‘The Sikh Awards’ have continued to grow, honoring excellence since its inception in 2010. The winners are selected from across the globe, by an independent judging panel.
“This multi-cultural global event aims to honor and celebrate the enormous achievements of the Sikh community, who continue to contribute immensely to the social, cultural and economic fabric of today’s global village. We are celebrating two major anniversaries, Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 500th birth anniversary and our 10th anniversary” he said.
Harmeek Singh, founder of ‘Plan b Group’, said the association with The Sikh Group for The Sikh Awards is an ideal platform under the year of tolerance and a true representation of UAE and humanity. We are delighted to join hands for the 10th edition of Sikh awards.
This event will see attendance of over 400 guests of all faiths, from elite international dignitaries to public figures, community heroes, sports stars, celebrities and elite businessmen from India, Canada, Kenya, UK and USA.
About the criteria of selection, he said a panel of esteemed experts from all faiths examines the contributions made by individuals and organizations which apply online.
Sikhism is a religion founded by Guru Nanak Dev Ji and has over 26 million followers worldwide. It is ranked as the world’s fifth largest religion.
With over 15 years sales and marketing experience within various fields, founder of ‘The Sikh Group’, Navdeep Singh, is dedicated to serving and connecting businesses and communities around the world. The group, consists of ‘The Sikh Directory,’ ‘The Sikh Awards,’ ‘The Sikh 100,’ and ‘The Sikh Charity,’
Sardar Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, has honoured him for his services to the global Sikh community. In 2015 he was selected to form a part of the delegation that attended The Vibrant Gujarat Summit, led by Lord Livingston, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, UK. Navdeep Singh’s collaborations with governments and influential dignitaries have seen him attract support from major brands across the world. His personal ethos centres on promoting the values of excellence, ethics, loyalty and spirituality, embodied by the Sikh faith and practised holistically through his various business and charitable ventures.
‘The Sikh Directory,’ is currently the world’s largest and most comprehensive directory of Sikh businesses and services. The first edition was published in 2006 and continues to be updated and published annually. As an established and trusted brand, ‘The Sikh Directory,’ stimulates community networking and connects buyers with sellers. It is regarded as a powerful voice and platform for the global Sikh community. 2019 will see the launch of the first international edition in print, online and via a mobile application.
‘The Sikh Awards’ were created in response to public demand, the 2010 inaugural annual awards ceremony took place at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. This was a world’s first, to celebrate and highlight the achievements of individuals and organisations on global scale. Since 2010, the event has been held in London, Delhi, Toronto and Nairobi. Recognition is given to the special contribution Sikhs have made in the fields of business, sport, charity, media, entertainment, education, selfless voluntary service, lifetime achievement and the special recognition award, which is given to someone from another faith promoting multiculturalism. The Sikh Awards have continued to grow from strength to strength each year, honouring excellence throughout the world.
‘The Sikh 100’, compiled and released in 2012, annually profiles 100 of the most powerful and influential contemporary individuals out of 26 million Sikhs worldwide, traversing all sectors, including business, education, politics, media, entertainment, sport and charity. One of the main aims of this venture is to share inspirational, real life success stories, to encourage individuals to aim high, be passionate, excel and to draw upon the strength of their faith and heritage, to do this. Esteemed experts, including a dedicated panel that examines the contributions made by these individuals and organizations, screen applicants extensively.
‘The Sikh Charity’, launched in 2019, is a global non-profit organisation with the primary objectives of practising philanthropy and serving public interest for the greater good. We are creating a unique platform that will help provide financial support and resources to the most vulnerable
members of society, due to poverty, illness or marginalisation. ‘The Sikh Charity,’ does not discriminate on any basis. It was founded to serve people of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, gender, sexual orientation, ages and physical and mental abilities. ‘The Sikh Charity,’ actively promotes equality, compassion and spirituality. We recognise we live in a multi faith society, and for the betterment of humanity we must all help one another to live a good and spiritually fulfilled life.
About Plan b Group
Plan b was founded by Harmeek Singh in 2004. Today, Plan b is regarded as one of the UAE’s finest integrated marketing and events companies with an award-winning reputation for successfully delivering bespoke campaigns ranging from government entities to global brands and is a Guinness World Record holder.
Established in 2004, Plan b has grown to become an integrated events agency, priding itself in providing solutions that challenge the conventional and spur innovation. Our operations have grown beyond the GCC to tap into markets in London, Russia, China and more recently Singapore.
Plan b is an experiential service provider, leveraging entertainment, technology, bespoke design and media solutions, creating truly immersive marketing solutions and experiences.
Plan b houses a full-fledged production and printing facility, in house design team, and team of expert event and marketing team, making them ideal for all kinds of activations and events.
Plan b specializes in creating turnkey solutions from a concept, high quality communications, experiential activations and state of the art events for some of the world’s leading brands and companies.
Currently the group stands tall with 8 companies, 300 plus employees and offices in India, UK, Russia, Singapore UAE. Over the last 15 years we have had a focused approach to our business growth, highly proactive and the strongest team we could dream of.