Friday, March 22, 2019
ADVT 
Award Winners
Award Events

DARPAN Awards 2018: An Extraordinary Night Celebrating South Asian Community - SEE PICS

Darpan News Desk Darpan, 15 Sep, 2018
  • DARPAN Awards 2018: An Extraordinary Night Celebrating South Asian Community - SEE PICS

DARPAN Awards 2018 was a magical night. The Cadillac-sponsored red carpet was buzzing with prominent members of the South Asian community, political dignitaries and socialites; the beautiful cocktail lounge sponsored by Handy Appliances had guests mingling and enjoying the hospitality; the awards event added shine and glamour to the event. It was a night to remember and cherish.

 

DARPAN Magazine, hosted its 9th Annual Awards in the company of esteemed social, business and political elites. This spectacular red carpet event took place at Aria Convention Centre in Surrey on September 14.

 

With over 700 guests in attendance, this black-tie affair commenced at 6 p.m. in the backdrop of glamour and grandeur.

 

On the red carpet, a live media station interviewed our esteemed guests asking them their expectations for the evening, photographers were busy capturing beautiful moments; and dancing performances set the stage for the night ahead.

 
 

JAZZY B IS IN THE HOUSE #darpanawards

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Just Made A Grand Entry #darpanawards

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

#DarpanAwards : Welcome To The DARPAN's 9th Extraordinary Achievement Awards Preston Red Carpet

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

#DarpanAwards : Guests Arrive In Full Fervor And Regalia At Preston Red Carpet

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

#DarpanAwards : Handy Appliances Cocktail hour and networking Time

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

Ten amazing individuals from the South Asian community were recognized for their extraordinary achievements and for reflecting their heritage in a remarkable way.

 
 

These 10 South Asians, identified as leaders, who embody the spirit of community and give back to greater Canadian society, were honoured with the prestigious Darpan Extraordinary Achievement Award. These recipients were:

 

International Sensation – Afroz Shah

 

Young Wonder – Umang Khandelwal

 

Artistic Visionary – Jazzy B (Jaswinder Bains)

 

Industry Marvel – Shushma Datt

 

Advancing Philanthropy – Stephen Sander

 

Community Crusader – Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen

 

Corporate Engagement – Prem Gill

 

Breaking Barriers – Dr. Hakam Bhullar

 

Heritage Defender – Gurdip Bhullar

 

Spirit of Sport – Sukhpal Panesar

 
 

#DarpanAwards : Gates Are Now Open For The Big Event

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

Canadian actor and television personality Huse Madhavji was the Master of Ceremonies for the event. This multi-talented host, actor and producer is the former face of Star! Canada and has starred in HBO Canada/Direct-TV’s hit comedy Call Me Fitz starring Jason Priestly, where he received his first Gemini nomination and NBC/CTV hospital drama Saving Hope.

 

MC Madhavji kicked off the festivities, which included musical entertainment by well-known singers Komal Rizvi and Parichay; and the much-anticipated Awards ceremony.

 
 

#DarpanAwards : Opening performance by singer Komal Rizvi

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

Huse Madhavji Acknowledging Our Sponsors And Distinguished Dignitaries Present #DarpanAwards

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

What A Soulful Performance By Singer KOMAL RIZVI Rizvi, A Vocalist/Performer And TV Show Host, Is Popularly Known For...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

The Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker this year was Afroz Shah, a Mumbai-based environmentalist and lawyer who is leading the environmental movement in the city and tackling plastic pollution and other harmful concerns one step at a time.

 

Shah started the biggest beach cleanup project in Mumbai, Maharashtra, all by himself in 2015. Heartbroken after seeing the Versova beach near his house filled with garbage and all kinds of trash, Shah decided to take matters into his own hands – literally. He along with a senior neighbour started picking up garbage from the beach everyday.

 

His efforts received tremendous attention and worldwide support, along with an increase in volunteers by thousands comprising of youth, slum-dwellers, entrepreneurs, Bollywood celebrities, professionals, and seniors. A shocking amount of 15 million kilograms of decomposing trash and plastic was collected from the 2.5 kilometre stretch of beach over a period of 21 months. United Nations labelled the campaign the “world’s largest beach clean-up project.”

 
 

AFROZ SHAH, India-Based Environmentalist And Lawyer, Wins INTERNATIONAL SENSATION AWARD #DarpanAwards : Shah Is...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) honoured Shah with the Champion of the Earth award for his work in organizing community-led clean-up efforts.

 

Shah was also CNN-IBN’s Indian of the Year in Public Service in 2017 and has received various accolades for his efforts. The inspiring environmentalist’s good work is creating a ripple effect. Beside Mumbai, cleanup campaigns are taking place in various parts of India as well. He vows to continue his beach clean-up crusade until people and their governments around the world change their approach to producing, using and discarding plastic and other products that wash up onto beaches all over the world.

 

Also spotted at the event were prominent political guests like BC Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims; MLAs Stephanie Cadieux, Andrew Wilkinson, Harry Bains, and Marvin Hunt; and MPs Sukh Dhaliwal and Randeep Sarai, among many others.

 
 

Famous Indo-Canadian Singer PARICHAY Is In The House With His Amazing Musical Skills...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

#DarpanAwards : Parichay Is An Indo-Canadian Singer, Composer, And Music Producer, Who Is Well-Known In The Bollywood...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

Guests Having Fun At Awards The After Party #DarpanAwards

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

OTHER AWARD WINNERS:

 
 

STEPHEN SANDER Wins ADVANCING PHILANTHROPY AWARD #DarpanAwards : As A Survivor Of The Partition Of India And Pakistan...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

PREM GILL Wins CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT AWARD #DarpanAwards : Prem Gill Is Chief Executive Officer Of Creative BC. The...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

SUKHPAL PANESAR Wins SPIRIT OF SPORT AWARD #DarpanAwards : Sukhi Panesar Is A 24-Year-Old Field Hockey Player Who Has...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

DR. HAKAM SINGH BHULLAR Wins BREAKING BARRIERS AWARD #DarpanAwards : Veterinarian Dr. Bhullar Opened His Clinic, His...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

JAZZY B Wins ARTISTIC VISIONARY AWARD #DarpanAwards : Jaswinder Singh Bains, More Popularly Known As Jazzy B Or Jazzy...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

GURU NANAK’S KITCHEN Wins COMMUNITY CRUSADER AWARD #DarpanAwards : Guru Nanak’s Kitchen Is A Sikh-Faith Led Volunteer...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

GURDIP BHULLAR Wins HERITAGE DEFENDER AWARD #DarpanAwards : Gurdip Bhullar Is The Founder Of Gurdip Arts Academy, A...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

SHUSHMA DATT Wins INDUSTRY MARVEL AWARD #DarpanAwards : Recently Recognized As One Of The 150 Most Influential British...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

UMANG KHANDELWAL Wins YOUNG WONDER AWARD #DarpanAwards : As A Hansard Scholar, Khandelwal Worked For A Peer In The...

Posted by Darpan Magazine on Friday, 14 September 2018
 
 

Photo Credit: (c) DARPAN Files

Nominate Now

MORE ARTICLES

Celebrating the Extraordinaire!

Celebrating the Extraordinaire!

Widely recognized as the event-of-the-year in the South Asian community, the Extraordinary Achievement awards recognize and honour the extraordinary achievements of ten individuals in ten different award categories against a backdrop of glitz and glamour.

Celebrating the Extraordinaire!

2014 DARPAN Extraordinary Achievement Awards

2014 DARPAN Extraordinary Achievement Awards
DARPAN magazine will be hosting the spectacular 5th Annual Extraordianry Achievement Awards this September in a lavish setting at the Aria Banquet & Convention Centre. The extravagant community-based Awards will honour 10 remarkable individuals in the South Asian community for their extraordinary achievements in their respective fields and for reflecting their heritage in a remarkable way.

2014 DARPAN Extraordinary Achievement Awards

Darpan’s 4th annual Extraordinary Achievement Awards 2013 – Celebrating the Extraordinary!

Darpan’s 4th annual Extraordinary Achievement Awards 2013 – Celebrating the Extraordinary!

It was truly a celebration of all things extraordinary – the much-anticipated DARPAN Magazine’s 4th annual Extraordinary Achievement Awards took place on Friday, October 4 at Royal King Palace & Convention Centre.

Darpan’s 4th annual Extraordinary Achievement Awards 2013 – Celebrating the Extraordinary!

And the 2013 DARPAN Award Winners are...

And the 2013 DARPAN Award Winners are...

As the Keynote Speaker for the evening, Kapany went on to say, “Darpan Magazine’s Extraordinary Achievement Awards was a pleasant surprise for me. Firstly I was most impressed with the quality of 700 guests attending the function, which consisted of numerous MP’s, MLA's, professionals and high level business executives.

And the 2013 DARPAN Award Winners are...

DARPAN AWARDS 2012 - An Evening of Dreamers

DARPAN AWARDS 2012 - An Evening of Dreamers

 “From our inaugural event to now, our goal is to showcase the gems of the South Asian community and honour them with DARPAN Magazine’s Extraordinary Achievement Awards – we hope this simple act will trigger the ripple effect of inspiring more South Asians to do the extraordinary.”

DARPAN AWARDS 2012 - An Evening of Dreamers

2012 DARPAN Extraordinary Achievement Awards - Meet The Winners

2012 DARPAN Extraordinary Achievement Awards  - Meet The Winners

Darpan Magazine’s Extraordinary Achievement Award for International Sensation was awarded to Suneet Singh Tuli, the technology entrepreneur and visionary behind several successful companies who aims to help educate and digitally-enable billions around the world.

2012 DARPAN Extraordinary Achievement Awards - Meet The Winners