The Punjabi Society of The British Isles (PSBI) held its 90th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London in support of Combat Stress, an Armed Force’s charity looking after the mentally traumatised soldiers on 31st October 2018.
Ravi Gidar, Patron of the PSBI, and Managing Director of award nominated Gold Care Homes, was tasked with leading the charity auction. He showed great skill and fortitude to help raise the bidding from the guests to achieve the most for Combat Stress. In addition to the auction, Ravi also raised additional funds by seeking pledges from the guests. The target figure of £20,000 was raised to the delight of the PSBI and the Combat Stress Charity.
The highlight of the event was the announcing of the winners of the Pride of Punjab Awards. The Pride of Punjab Awards for 2018 were presented by Rt.Hon Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary to Superintendent Davinder Singh Kandohla, for his outstanding contribution to Community Policing and his popularity as a highly regarded senior officer by his peers.
The second recipient was Mr. Jasminder Singh OBE, his Pride of Punjab Award was given for his outstanding contribution to the hospitality industry and philanthropy. The third recipient of the 2018 Pride of Punjab Award was the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary. The Home Secretary was presented his Award by the Chairman of Combat Stress – Lieutenant General Andrew Graham. The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP mentioned how delighted he was to have received the award and how proud he was to be a Punjabi. He dedicated the Award to all Punjabis, the grandparents, parents and children, all of whom have played a significant role in contributing to Britain as Punjabis.
Ravi Gidar, Patron of the PSBI, and Managing Director of Gold Care Homes said: “I’m honoured to be part of such a well-respected cause. The team at PSBI have worked tirelessly hard to ensure another great event this year – I would like to congratulate all involved. The task is now to raise more than £20,000 next year!”