Nav Bhatia is best known as the Official Toronto Raptor's Superfan. Arriving in Canada in 1984 with very little to his name Bhatia worked his way to becoming the number one car salesman at Hyundai. Through his love of basketball Bhatia looks to change the perception of Sikhs and South Asians to the mainstream audience hoping for a more united community.
Watch renowned TV Personality Harpreet Singh, The Harpreet Singh Show , speak about the significance of positive role-modelling by recognizing extraordinary individuals in our community and the importance of events such as RBC DarpanAwards .
“We are excited that RBC is joining us this year in celebrating the achievements of the South Asian community, and helping us put the event together,” say DARPAN Magazine’s publisher Ramneek Dhillon.
The spectacular Awards gala will honour ten remarkable individuals within the South Asian community who embody the spirit of community and believe in giving back through their own avenues in an effort to build society.
Dr. Sakena Yacoobi founded AIL in 1995 to provide teacher training to Afghan women, to support education for boys and girls, and to provide health education to women and children. Under Dr. Yacoobi’s leadership, AIL has established itself as a groundbreaking, visionary organization which works at the grassroots level.
This spectacular red carpet event took place at Aria Convention Centre in Surrey on September 13. With over 700 guests in attendance, this black-tie affair commenced at 6 p.m. in the backdrop of glamour and grandeur.