Members of the newly constituted ‘Coalition of Sikh Entrepreneurs’ after their first meeting in Amritsar

APKF launches Sikh forum

Amritsar, Punjab: In a unique initiative, Akal Purakh Ki Fauj (APKF), a Sikh organisation, has decided to bring Sikh entrepreneurs from across the globe on a single platform by launching “Coalition of Sikh Entrepreneurs” (CSE).

Addressing the first meeting of the new outfit, US-based entrepreneur, Suneet Singh Tuli, known for launching the world’s cheapest Akash tablet, commended the endeavour of all those, who played a key role in constituting the CSE. APKF chief advocate Jaswinder Singh said the move aimed at facilitating free exchange of ideas among Sikh entrepreneurs as well as addressing the issue of rising unemployment among the Sikh youth. “In the prevailing scenario, unemployment is leading to apostasy and drug addiction among Sikh youth. Therefore, we intend to project these entrepreneurs as role models for today’s youth so as to encourage them to go for self-employment. The CSE will also extend a helping hand to youth, who will take a step forward in this direction,” he added.

Jaswinder said the venture would help small entrepreneurs to coordinate with big industrialists and explore new avenues for the growth of their business. He said even business disputes among them could be resolved on the platform instead of moving to courts. Entrepreneurs from Punjab, Malaysia and Canada, who participated in the event, lauded the efforts of the APKF. They said it would be immensely beneficial for them. They also suggested forming a website and a directory of the CSE so that they could easily connect with each other.

Meanwhile, the CSE also announced its nine-member international committee headed by Suneet Singh Tuli. Chief Khalsa Diwan president Charanjit Singh Chadha and Sahni Group chief Vikramjit Singh Sahni will be its patrons. Similarly, 11 members were nominated to the national committee. It was also announced that the CSE will have its national-level meeting in New Delhi in January. Sikh entrepreneurs from across the country will converge in the capital for attending the conference. APKF leaders Jaswinder Singh Jassi, Kuljit Singh, Bhupinder Singh and Harjeet Singh were also present on the occasion.

Source: The Tribune

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