Ludhiana businessman included in the list of 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders in the World
The list on which Ludhiana’s Harjinder features also includes Prime Minister Modi at the 15th position. Two former US Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton also rank prominently on the list. Kukreja is a part of this list of influential people for effectively having soft power and being pro-active, particularly at being socially concerned. Harjinder has over 425000 followers on Twitter and combined followers of over one million across top social networking sites.
Talking about Harjinder Singh Kukreja’s contributions to the society, he has always stepped ahead to put his best foot forward by participating in unfortunate events like; Tsunamis, Earthquakes, and Floods. He helped many people affected in the 2014 flood of Jammu & Kashmir. He has supported the victims of Chennai floods and gave his services in form of money, clothes, items of daily needs, and food. In one of the efforts to bring equality and humanity together, he invited the Shahi Imam and welcomed people of other religions for a grand Sikh Langar, held at Jama Masjid.
Harjinder is also the first Sikh to Skydive with the Turban from 14000 feet in Melbourne. It was an effort taken to raise awareness about the Turban and its significance.
“The power of Social Media is immense. I am honoured that people get influenced by my initiatives. I will continue to contribute to the society and inspire others to do so,” says Harjinder.
Harjinder Singh Kukreja’s passion for history and exploration was also seen in Singapore when he rediscovered and highlighted statues of Sikh guards in Singapore’s Bukit Brown cemetery in March 2016.
In July 2016, he also installed the Sikh symbol of Khanda at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium and paid tribute to the unknown Sikh soldiers of World War 1.
Harjinder presented a painting showcasing Guru Nanak’s visit to Nepal to the Indian Ambassador last year in December. The painting is now installed prominently at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.
Harjinder also played an important role in the installation of the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in France on 17 September, 2016. He has also cycled across Paris to highlight Maharaja Dalip Singh’s connection with the city.
Last month Harjinder also hosted a French delegation and supported French historian, Douglas Gressiux launch his book on Indian soldiers who served in France in World War 1.
Harjinder Kukreja says, “Life should not only be about accumulating wealth, it should have a purpose and influence that makes the world a better place to live in”.
It is pertinent to mention, Harjinder Singh Kukreja was also awarded the Sikh Youth Icon Award 2016.