Sikh Art & Film Foundation

SIKH HERITAGE AWARDS GALA 2007
September 22, 2007 | Cipriani | 55 Wall Street, New York, NY

The Gala was a formal Festive Event.

  • Awards were presented to recognize Courage, Vision and Leadership to the following friends of the New York Sikh community:
    • For Leadership - Jagdeep Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Infinera Corporation
    • For Vision - Thomas P. DiNapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York
    • For Courage - Shonali Bose, Writer, Director and Producer and Dr. Bedabrata Pain, Executive Producer and Co-Creator of the film "Amu."

  • Entertainment by the King of Bhangra, the "Music Man" himself - Sukshinder Shinda

  • Mistress of Ceremonies - Daljit Dhaliwal - Anchor for Wide Angle on PBS Channel 13

  • Attended by Dignitaries, Ambassadors & Corporate Leaders such as:
    • Joe Crowley, Congressman - US House of Representatives
    • Thomas DiNapoli, Comptroller - State of New York
    • Tarlochan Singh, M.P., India
    • Ronen Sen, Indian Ambassador to USA
    • Dr. Ruby Dhalla, M.P., Canada

  • Graced by Artists, Authors, Actors & Performers such as:
    • Dr. I. J. Singh
    • Mr. Bicky Singh
    • Singh Twins - Amrit & Rabindra
    • Roop Singh
    • Harpreet Kaur
    • Harvind Kaur
    • Kabir Bedi

  • Silent Auction of exquisite Sikh & Punjabi Art

  • Covered extensively by Mainstream & Ethnic Media
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Awards

Jagdeep For Leadership
Jagdeep Singh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Infinera Corporation, a leading provider of optical  telecommunications equipment to communications service providers.
DiNapoli For Vision
Honorable Thomas P. DiNapoli is the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York. He was first selected to the New York State Assembly in 1986.
Shonali For Courage
Shonali Bose, Writer, Director and Producer and Dr. Bedabrata Pain, Executive Producer and Co-Creator of the film "Amu."
 
Entertainment
 
Shonali Performer
The King of Bhangra, the "Music Man" himself - Sukshinder Shinda
 
Shonali Mistress of Ceremonies
Daljit Dhaliwal - Anchor for Wide Angle on PBS Channel 13