May, 2020

Inspiration

Star power-lifter Sumeet Sharma honoured by Vancouver’s Ross Street Gurdwara for inspiring youth

By Surbhi Gogia CHAMPION powerlifter Sumeet Sharma was recently honoured by Khalsa Diwan Society’s Ross Street Gurdwara in Vancouver for being an inspirational role model for youth in schools across the Lower Mainland. We have all heard inspiring weight loss stories due to simple lifestyle changes. But story of a lifestyle change that led to making of an international sports star, …

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Neelam Sahota: Connecting communities

Neelam Sahota, CEO of DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, is reminding communities an important message of humanity this holiday season By Surbhi Gogia Christmas is much more than a festival of gifts and parties; it is a time to celebrate the spirit of giving. This holiday season, Neelam Sahota, CEO, of DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, has an important message on sharing our …

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Jahan Geet Singh: The girl with the Dhol

Meet Jahan Geet Singh, India’s youngest female Dhol player. The 21 year old Chandigarh resident is currently pursuing law from Punjab University. Being a girl, she always wanted to do something unique and inspiring. When she was young she saw some men playing Dhol and was so fascinated by it, that she decided to play the instrument herself. She was …

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Sitar virtuoso Sharanjeet Mand: Putting Indian classical music on world stage

By Surbhi Gogia  We all rightly marvel at the skills of talented musicians, especially when they effortlessly play classical complex forms of music — wondering how does someone become so skilled? The questions we can’t help but ask: Are they born talented? Does it run in genes? Is it hard work and practice? Obviously, hours and hours of dedicated practice is …

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REFUSE ABUSE

Shirin Ariff is an inspirational speaker, author, and women’s empowerment coach committed to helping women find their strength. After braving immigration to Canada and surviving thyroid cancer, Shirin understands adversity. Despite the lemons that life handed her, she dug deep and found resilience. Today, she empowers other women to become their own North Stars. Read her message to bring a …

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IHIT’s Head Dave Chauhan: A Canadian success story

By Surbhi Gogia  Most of us have heard about the law of attraction that says, when you really desire something from the heart,  you get it. Famous author Paulo Coelho in his book The Alchemist says, “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” The life story of Superintendent Dave Chauhan, newly appointed officer-in-charge of …

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Installing treasure in trash

Hassan and Vivek have co-created Oscar — the robot who helps you sort out waste By Surbhi Gogia Recycling is much more complicated than we think. Do you know the majority of the waste that we think we recycle, does not end up in a recycling facility? Reason — we are not sorting it right. One coffee cup, for instance, …

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IHIT’s new Officer-in-Charge Superintendent Dave Chauhan

From a small village in India to leading Canada’s largest homicide investigation team AS a 15-year-old immigrant to Canada, Superintendent Dave Chauhan never imagined he’d be leading the largest homicide investigation team in the country. But that’s exactly where Chauhan finds himself as the new Officer-in-Charge of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). He officially took on his new role on June …

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Meet the future leaders: Inspiring South Asian Youth

The South Asian immigrant community has made a special place in the hearts of Canadians with all the hard work and commitment to help other community members. Now generation next is ready to take Canada to the next level of development. This young generation is committed and passionate to serve the society along with building unique business opportunities. Many inspirational …

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Planting the seed of hope

Jas Hans, a third year medical student at UBC, had just started a rotation at BC Women’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in April, working with doctors as they cared for BC’s most fragile infants. One particular family stood out to Jas: a mom who is new to Canada and caring for her baby all by herself, which resonated with his own family’s …

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