Amritsar, Punjab: The social and religious organisation, Akal Purakh Ki Fauj, organised a function, Sikh Sports’ Star Award, to honour sports personalities here today. The organisation honoured Sikh sportspersons who have excelled at school, college, national and international level.
The function was presided over by veteran athlete Fauja Singh. Former Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Kewal Singh, former Jathedar Gurbachan Singh, Commissioner of Police, Jatinder Singh Aulakh and Chief Khalsa Diwan president Charanjit Singh Chadha, were present on the occasion.
A cultural function was also organised wherein Davinderpal Singh of Indian Idol fame and Hargun Kaur of India’s Got Talent fame, mesmerised the audience.
Fauja Singh said he felt honoured to felicitate Sikh children who have excelled in their sports along with being Sabt Surat Sikhs. He congratulated Akal Purakh Ki Fauj for organising this function.
He said Sikh children must preserve their distinct identity and should stick to their roots.
“No one can achieve anything if he is easily swayed by popular beliefs. The Sikh children must preserve their identity,” he said.
Director of Akal Purakh Ki Fauj, advocate Jaswinder Singh, said the aim of the programme was to create awareness among children. He said the Sabat Surat Sikh sports personalities had set an example for others.
The director said following tenants of one’s religion could never be an obstacle in the way of excellence.
Source: The Tribune