Community service is a donated activity, time or service that someone does for the benefit of others and often with no reward for themselves. This is an apt description of Sukhdev Grewal, who has dedicated her life in the service of others. As an educator in the nursing department at Langara College, Grewal is actively involved in health promotion and prevention geared toward the South Asian community.
She provides community outreach programs, she had set up a health care clinic at the Ross Street Sikh Temple and she works on raising awareness about HIV/AIDS within the South Asian community. Grewal’s involvement doesn’t stop there. She continues to research on a number of topics including partner violence, and fostering equality and integration of ethnic communities as valued members of society.
Her work has made such a difference in so many lives and Grewal was recognized for her dedication with DARPAN Magazine’s Extraordinary Achievement Award as a Community Crusader for her contributions as an inspiring leader within the South Asian community. Grewal says she was honoured to receive this award because it confirms that her work has been making a difference in the community.
“I will value this award for the rest of my life,” says Grewal. “I applaud Darpan Magazine for taking the initiative to acknowledge the work done by many of the South Asian people in BC. It is particularly important for the youth…it will encourage them to be model citizens as well as enhance their confidence and desire to do better in life.”