By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA |
A senior Malaysian judge and an enterprising physiotherapist were recognised by the Punjab government in conjunction with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
Court of Appeal judge Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal and Balwant Singh Bains received the ‘Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Achievers Award’ at the event in Kapurthala in Punjab, India, last month (10 Nov 2019).
“It was a big event held in a brand new auditorium named after Guru Nanak,” Harmindar told Asia Samachar in a text message.
“The atmosphere was lively. It was great to meet fellow Sikhs from the world over who are doing wonders in their own fields of expertise,” said Balwant.
The awards were presented by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. The list of recipients included distinguished officers from the Indian defence services, religious leaders and noted personalities from the field of art, culture, music and literature.
Harmindar began his judicial and legal career in 1985 at the Magistrates’ Court in Sungai Petani, Kedah. Along the way, he had served as a High Court senior assistant registrar, deputy public prosecutor at the Attorney General’s Chambers, Sessions Court Judge and a Judicial Commissioner.
In 2014, he served as a High Court judge and was elevated to the Putrajaya-based Court of Appeal in 2016.
Seremban-born Harminder holds a Bachelor of LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Malaya and a Bachelor of Law (LLM) from the University of New South Wales, Sdyney, Australia.
Balwant, a physiotherapist with 30 years in clinical practice and healthcare business, founded Bains Physio in 1985 and Aihmsa College in 2011 (Institute of Healthcare, Movement Science & Arts).
The past president of the Malaysian Physiotheraphy Association completed his bachelor’s at Nagpur University, India.
Balwant has also written occasional column piece for Asia Samachar.
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