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Breaking Beauty stereotypes

Meet Beenu Bajwa , a biology student from UBC, who entered into pageantry to break the stereotypes associated with it and recently won the title of Miss Canada, first runner-up By Beenu Bajwa I am a full time student at the University of British Columbia majoring in Biology with a focus on neurology. Education has always been a top priority ... Read More »

Saving Punjab from addiction

By Kernjeet Kaur Sandhu My name is Kernjeet Kaur Sandhu. I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  My parents, Satnam Singh Sandhu and Iqbal Kaur Sandhu, are from the region of Punjab in northern India. My parents came to Canada in the early 70s. I could spend hours explaining how motivated and hard working my parents were and are. They ... Read More »

KidsPlay foundation: Changing lives, one game at a time

The non profit organization brought together kids across cultures and race at the Langley Events Centre on Family Day to meet and greet Vancouver Giants This year’s Family Day left a remarkable impact on many kids of Fraser Valley area. All thanks to KidsPlay foundation that brought kids and their families to Langley Events Centre to meet, greet and skate ... Read More »

Princess Rani: Kids book series on Indian heritage

By Surbhi Gogia Indian culture and Hindu festivals are more than just dressing up and dancing on Bollywood numbers. However, there are not many resources in Canada that will equip parents on how to talk to their kids about the importance of these festivals. But now there is a good news for those parents. Anita Badhwar, who grew up in ... Read More »

Partition Museum: Shedding light on history’s dark spot

By Surbhi Gogia  The Partition Museum in Amritsar is dedicated to millions impacted in the largest migration in human history and is a space of reconciliation August 1947 was the watershed year in the history of Indian sub-continent. If on one hand India as a nation celebrated its freedom from more than 200 years of British colonization, on the other ... Read More »

B.C. Sikh Heritage Month events

THE students of the University British Columbia and Simon Fraser University Sikh students’ associations have collaborated to organize a series of fun and engaging events throughout April to mark Sikh Heritage Month. In a joint statement, Manpreet Kaur and Danish Singh, presidents of UBC and SFU Sikh students’ associations, respectively, said, ‘We are delighted to be able to invite all to ... Read More »

Jagmeet Singh: A New Breakthrough in Canadian Politics

Harman S. Pandher, Trustee, Burnaby Board of Education, writes how Late Jack Layton’s parting message inspired a whole new generation to take action and connected him to the New NDP leader Jagmeet Singh On October 1, 2017, Jagmeet Singh was elected by New Democratic Party members across Canada to be the new leader of the NDP. In the process, Singh became the ... Read More »

Punjabi Pad: Very first talking interactive Punjabi Toy

There are numerous toys that impart English language skills. However, few that teach Punjabi language. A couple based in US have invented the very first talking interactive Punjabi Pad. LINGODODO teaches the Punjabi Alphabets, numbers, colors, fun beats and also quizzes you on what you’ve learned. “Basically Leapfrog just strictly in Punjabi,” says Milan Rana, co-founder of Lingododo. Milan and ... Read More »

For a noble cause

Surrey schools help kids in India get back to school Sikhi Awareness Foundation (SAF) Canada recently concluded its first School Supply Drive, collecting over 2165 pounds of supplies. Over the next six months, donated supplies will be shipped to India for underprivileged students to use. Many of these students, coming from poverty-ridden areas, do not have access to basic human ... Read More »