Sarawak Sikh businesswoman gets Anugerah Kasih Wanita

Manjeet, founder of a non-governmental organisation Pertubuhan Pembangunan Insan Sarawak (PPIS), had served as a councilor for six years, advocating for the needs and voices of the community.

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Manjeet Kaur Sidhu at the International Women’s Day Celebration 2024 in Putrajaya on March 8, 2024, with PM Anwar Ibrahim present

By Asia Samachar | Malaysia |

Sarawak businesswoman and social activist Manjeet Kaur Sidhu, who was at the forefront of providing service during the Covid-19 pandemic, received the Anugerah Kasih Wanita at the International Women’s Day Celebration 2024.

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim presented the award at a ceremony in Putrajaya yesterday (March 8).

Manjeet, founder of a non-governmental organisation Pertubuhan Pembangunan Insan Sarawak (PPIS), had served as a councilor for six years, advocating for the needs and voices of the community.

“Amidst these professional roles, I faced the personal challenge of being a single parent to my four sons, enduring the devastating loss of one a decade ago. The pain of that loss, coupled with the responsibilities of single parenthood, never deterred my spirit,” she said in a text released for the award.

“While my professional paths may seem diverse, they all share a common goal: to uplift, educate, and empower. The values I adopted during my teaching days – hard work, determination, and a genuine love for learning – continue to be the foundation of all my endeavors.”

During the Covid pandemic, she led a team of 46 volunteers to help out at two Covid stations where they handed food everyday to doctors and nurses with different menus for Batu Kawa and Tapian Gelenggang area.

In another progamme, they joined Natinonal Registration Department officials to get Mykad done for Cheshire Home inmates who never had identification papers on them since in the home.

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