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Mr Author Sherry

Mr Author Sherry is a renowned International Public Speaking Coach, Professional Keynote Speaker and Mentor, in addition to being a TEDx Speakers Coach too. His mission is to create one million public speakers in India by 2030. He possesses a transformational coaching style which catalyses public speaking through which he has been able to train and provide speaking platform to more than 5000+ public speakers. Mr Sherry’s clients are working largely with more than 500 fortune companies, running successful businesses, or working as professionals in different fields. He has witnessed more than 7,000 public professional speakers live on stage with astute observations and understands pretty well what it takes to be the best in the business. Through ‘MS Talks India’, a national platform and another feather to the cap, Mr Sherry’s eco-system to promote presentation literacy and public speaking, he has provided public speaking platform to more than 15,000 professional public speakers, global speakers as well as aspiring public speakers.

Achievements

  • 8 times TEDx Speaker
  • 4 times JOSH Talks Speaker
  • 800+ talks in 18+ Countries
  • International Influencer of the Year 2020 at THE BRAG
  • Vice President at World Sikh Chamber of Commerce
  • Awarded as International Star 2020 by World Book of Records
  • Progressive Sikh of the Year Award by YPSF in association with PTC Punjabi

It is a pleasure to note that in the past 10 years of his successful career, Mr Author Sherry has featured on 500+ prestigious platforms of India for his keynote and professional speaking sessions in addition to having delivered more than 1000 workshops, offline and online training sessions, thus creating more than 35,000 professionals across the globe. To help people realize their true potential, Mr Author Sherry works in the area of personal growth and human development also which makes him popular on and off the podium, for his unique style of authenticity and sharing vulnerability.

April 18, 2022 / by / in
Dr. Manpreet Singh

Dr. Manpreet Singh is a traveller, explorer, preacher, wanderer, artist, heritage lover and researcher. He is the founder of Aad Sach, a non-profitable, non-governmental, humanitarian organization dedicated towards preaching of Sikhi and sewa by empowering those in need especially in the field of education and protect the lives of unprivileged. Aad Sach began in 2018 when Dr. Manpreet Singh built this to preach Sikhi through religious lectures and Gurbani courses.
Dr, Manpreet Singh ji – “My journey started when I was in class 12th. Since childhood myself and my sister used to do kirtan. My parents have a great hand in inspiring us to start our religious journey. Sardar Joginder Singh ji influenced my life a lot. I joined GHPS in class 11th. In the lunch break, I used to do Sahaj path for half an hour daily. For two years I had the same routine of doing Sahaj path in the lunch break and in the evening, I used to do kirtan in the Gurudwara sahib of our colony for which I got 400 rupees monthly as sewa.  After 12th I started my C.A. and B.Com. through correspondence from Delhi University. Then my parents sent me to Anandpur Sahib to learn Gurmat studies given by Ranjit Singh ji. They taught us all the Sikh-based literature. For 3 to 4 years I learnt katha and kirtan and then proceeded for M.A. from Punjabi University, Patiala. Next I completed my PHD, for which I got scholarship, from Guru Nanak Dev University starting in 2012 for 5 years. S. SSP Singh from Gurugram, Simar Singh from Chicago and myself started page named Universal Singh on YouTube. There 6 to 7 videos are uploaded in which a person who doesn’t know anything about Sikh can know everything about our religion easily. In Central University Srinagar, when I told about the martyrs, the students bursted into tears. Whenever we see Nishan Sahib, we are sure that we will get food for the stomach, shelter and also food for the soul. It is a fact that the unseen world exists.
Another fact is that God is like a mother only. One moment if you are rude to your mother and the very next moment, she will hug you. Same is the God, you have many complaints with the God, but HE will continue to love you always unconditionally.
Everyone has dreams, but I believe those dreams should be not in closed eyes but with open eyes. Even I have many dreams, dream to serve the community, dream to do something for humanity upliftment, dream to get even closer to Waheguru ji, also to attract the youth towards Sikhi.
Message in Guru Granth Sahib Ji is – A true human being, may be of any religion, is the one who serves its true self for others.”

February 25, 2022 / by / in
Simar Singh

Simar Singh is the World’s Youngest Sikh Researcher, Historian, writer and Youth Activist. He is 15 years old and studies in Bhupindra International Public School.


Simar Singh – “My journey started in 2016. I was non-sikh when I came to know about my great grandfather ‘Sant Syed Prithipal Singh Ji’.  I found 3 manuscripts in my great grandfather’s almirah which changed my life totally. What all was written in those manuscripts was not something usual. Even the Sikh Historians might not be aware of those things. I read the 1st manuscript and came to know about the 1st Sikh martyr and that inspired me to become an Amritdhari Sikh. I read about how a Qazi became a Sikh of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and he has done so much for humanity. Second was that where Bhai Mardana ji was, when he was living the last days of his life. My great grandfather was from a shahi Muslim family. I had many questions in my mind after reading those manuscripts.
I am the Vice President of Gyan Prakash Pattar, a committee which is formed for rediscovering the history which Giani Gyan Singh ji wrote. Like as per Giani Gyan Singh ji, Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited Pauri Garhwal. But, where in Pauri Garhwal was a very big question. Our biggest discovery is the Neki Sikhs. They do sewa of anyone wearing a dastar as they consider them as descendants of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Second biggest discovery was a sect in Jammu and Kashmir.
We face many challenges doing this rediscovery. The biggest challenge is the lack of resources. Whatever we rediscover, we cannot check its authenticity because we don’t have enough resources. Next challenge is that we have to travel a lot for which we need to do Time-management wisely.

Going forward my dream is to preserve all the books, memories and evidence related to all Guru Sahibans.
I am getting a lab constructed above my house so that we can preserve our rediscoveries here.
My latest book is coming about the gurudwaras in Pakistan. I am also working on Digitalization of rare books of sikh history.”

Just want to share that if we want to make children like the Sahibzada’s, we need to think like Mata Gujri ji. Instead of reciting fairy tales to our kids as bedtime stories, we should discover the Sakhis of all the Guru Sahibans. This will be the biggest inspiration for the children or youth to come forward and know about Sikhism. Covid being a pandemic has given me many opportunities. I got 8 world records. If we change the pandemic to opportunity, the world gets inspired.

February 25, 2022 / by / in
Giani Narinder Singh Ji

Giani Ji is a principal, preacher, philosopher and  Katha wachak and he also gives Gurbani santhya.

Giani Narinder Singh Ji – “ I started my journey at the age of 12, not because it was the time to get matured but because I got inspired by an incident. My grandfather left for heavenly abode and during the days of the sahaj path, Bhai sahib ji recited the sakhi of Bhai Dhanna ji where Bhai Dhanna ji was given a stone by a Brahmin and He could visualize God within that stone. Today may be I don’t believe in this sakhi but at that particular moment I got influenced. I could enter the religious world. I believe experience in old age, philosophy during youth and sakhi in childhood plays a vital role. Basically, I got inspired by my parents. They are the most important part of any life. Then next comes my teachers. But the first inspiration is Guru Granth Sahib ji Maharaaj who is always correct and I respect the most. A person is actually successful when he speaks without hesitation, has a neat  vision and has tastes only to the limit of digestion. My hunger to get successful will continue till I am breathing. By God’s grace, I have never faced any difficulty. Every single person I have ever come across has always showered love on me. I am grateful to Waheguru ji for I am always able to fulfil all my responsibilities wholeheartedly. Waheguru ji has created a very beautiful garden, but no rose is without thorns. Every person has its own point of view. One person can get sick by eating more of fruits but at the same time those fruits work as a medicine for some other. We should be able to see the difference between honey an poison.

ਸੂਖ ਦੂਖ ਇਸ ਮਨ ਕੀ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਤੁਝ ਹੀ ਆਗੈ ਸਾਰੈ ।

If you don’t have any facilities and still you are happy, it is the real treasure you have.
The message for the sangat is that be a mirror for your kids. Don’t tell them what to do, just do it and they will surely follow

ਜਿਨ ਮਨ ਹੋਰ ਮੁਖ ਹੋਰ ਸੀ ਕਾਂਢੇ ਕਚਿਆ ।

The sangat is influenced by the beauty of the soul and not by the beauty of the face

ਰਹਤ ਅਵਰ ਕਛੁ ਅਵਰ ਕਮਾਵਤ । ਮਨਿ ਨਹੀਂ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਮੁਖਹੁ ਗੰਢ ਲਾਵਤ ।

Maintain your inner beauty and you will be the most beautiful person.”

February 25, 2022 / by / in
Mr. Satpal Singh

Virokill Private Limited was started on 24 September 2021. It is classified as non-government company and is registered at the Registrar of Companies, Delhi. Its authorized share capital is Rs. 1,000,000 and its paid-up capital is Rs. 100,000. It is involved in Manufacture of domestic appliances. Virokill Private Limited launched a new unique device that protects from current and future pandemics in indoor spaces e-craft is bringing life and businesses back to normal.
SATPAL SINGH – “I was inspired by design capabilities of some electronics hobbist . I decided to become an Electronics designer, but I was only a TV technician at that time. I studied too many books, journals, PHD thesis on different topics. That is giving me fruits now. My designs are out of conventional practice and very much user friendly. Deep study into the subject, multiple aspects of work by others on same subject, analysis of our own requirements, goals vs other works. In my experience: No alternative for success, other than repeated study and consistent efforts. Many people who meet you in life have negative psychology. They impose fear of failure, drawbacks, not possible like thoughts. Silently work till achieving the goals is key to keep yourself motivated in continuation. Taking advice from the specialists in your field will help you to some extent, but you have to travel the rest of yourself alone. I used to try ‘trials and errors analysis’ for getting pole position.  Every failure in my life has given me inspiration to fight with even bigger dream. I believe that attitude is must for personality improvement. I was working for new technology-based energy saving ceiling fans. Customer demands for the technical performance was not achieved by anyone at that time, that too with cheaper price. The world is full of opportunities. Time management is the best thing we should do in our life. Time for family, time for social responsibilities, time for your own body, fitness, financial planning, business development and so on. It maintains peace of mind and progress. Never try to copy anyone, original is original and has higher value than copies.”

February 25, 2022 / by / in
Mr. Analjit Singh

Mr. Analjit Singh, born on 11 January, is the Founder and Chairman of The Max Group which is a leading Indian multi business enterprise. It works with interests in life insurance, i.e. Max Life, real estate, i.e. Max Estates and senior living, i.e. Antara. He is also the founder of Leeu collection which is a group of leisure boutique hotels. He has also been the Non-Executive Chairman of Vodafone India till 2018. Mr. Analjit Singh was awarded the Padma Bhushan, which is India’s second highest Civilian honor, in 2011 by then President of India, Honorable Smt. Pratibha Patil, for contribution to trade, commerce, industry and society. Mr. Analjit Singh has served on the Prime Minister’s Indo US CEO and Indo UK CEO Council and till recently served as the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of San Marino in India.

“Hard work is the most important key to success. Without being willing to work hard and put everything into a venture, business success is nearly impossible. No matter what industry you work in, hard work and team spirit is the recipe for a burgeoning and successful business. However, some days are significantly more productive than others.”

February 25, 2022 / by / in
Sandeep Singh

Almost unable to fulfil his early potential as a junior, Sandeep Singh was one of the best captains the Indian hockey team has ever had.

As a 17-year-old Indian hockey player, Sandeep Singh was on his way to becoming a star after he became the youngest player to compete at the Olympics in Athens 2004.

A few days before the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the Punjab youngster’s life changed dramatically.

Sandeep Singh was injured in an accident bullet fired by the Railway Protection Force jawan while travelling on the Kalka Shatabdi Express to Delhi on August 22. Sandeep Singh was struck in the abdomen. His world came tumbling down.

I was rushed to a bigger hospital in Chandigarh after I was unable to be treated at the local hospital in Ambala, which was slow because there was too much traffic for the ambulance to travel through,” Sandeep Singh said on an Instagram Live with former wrestler Sangram Singh.

As a result of the large cut made to remove the bullet, my chest was deep into my abdomen. My senses returned about 30 days after the procedure after complications disrupted my senses.”

Singh’s doctors told him that he would be paralyzed below the torso for the rest of his life and that The hockey stick would never be picked up again. The youngster was shocked.

When recovering quickly, doctors recommended reducing painkillers. I suffered unbearable pain at times, Singh revealed.

My self-doubt would often consume me, and I would only sleep for an hour a day.”

Returning to normalcy

Sandeep Singh’s only passion was hockey, so he would bring his hockey stick out to motivate himself.

A constant stream of prayers from his mother also made a significant difference in his recovery.

She helped him overcome the negativity within himself and was a great inspiration to him.

Having begun walking a year after the incident, he rejoined the team in 2008, and after the Indians weren’t able to qualify for the Beijing Olympics that year, he knew what his next target would be.

“At the 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournaments in New Delhi, I clocked 145 mph during my shot, scored five goals, and further surpassed Dhakriaj Pillay’s record for most goals by an Indian in a tournament”,- Sandeep Singh said.

Sandeep Singh achieved a career milestone after the bullet incident when he was named Man of the Tournament in the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament in 2009.

As a former captain of the Indian hockey team who retired in 2016, he is now the Haryana state’s sports minister, working to help the next generation of athletes.

A biopic of Singh’s life as a hockey player, Soorma, is also in development.

Image source:-https://thebridge.in/haryana/from-wheelchair-bound-hockey-player-sports-minister-sandeep-singh-journey/?infinitescroll=1

October 13, 2021 / by / in
Diljit Dosanjh

The Indian singer-songwriter, actor, and television presenter Diljit Dosanjh has worked in Punjabi and Hindi cinema. One of India’s most famous Punjabi singers, Diljit Dosanjh, has worked in many different genres of music. 

Diljit Dosanjh was born on 6 January 1984 in Phillaur tehsil in Jalandhar district, Punjab, India to a Sikh family. Balbir Singh, his father, is a former employee of Punjab Roadways, and Sukhwinder Kaur, his mother, is a homemaker. He spent his early childhood in Dosanjh Kalan before moving to Ludhiana, Punjab, where he graduated from Shri Guru Harkrishan ji Public School after spending time at the school. He began his singing career while still in school, singing Kirtan at local gurdwaras.

Diljit Dosanjh has been a part of various Punjabi movies, with many of them being commercially successful, including Jatt & Juliet, Jatt & Juliet 2, Punjab 1984, Sardaar Ji, Ambarsariya, Sardaar Ji 2, Super Singh, Sajjan Singh Rangroot and Shadaa – which are among the most successful Punjabi movies in history.

Filmfare awarded him Best Male Debut for his role in the crime thriller Udta Punjab. His film career was further depressed by films that failed to propel him forward in the Hindi film industry. His situation changed when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at Filmfare for his role in the comedy Good Newwz (2019). To date, he has won five P.T.C. Awards as best actor. 

In addition, he was a judge on three seasons of Rising Star. Meanwhile, his 11th album, G.O.A.T., debuted at number 30 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart in the spring of 2020. Also, the album entered the top 20 in Canadian Albums Chart.

Image source:-https://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/hindi/2020/dec/03/farmers-stir-twitterati-want-to-learn-punjabi-after-diljit-dosanjh-slams-kangana-for-her-comment-on-2231375.html

October 12, 2021 / by / in
Navjot singh sidhu

Former cricketer and Indian National Congress politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was born on October 20, 1963. Currently, Sidhu heads the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Before joining the local state government, he served as Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs in Punjab.

The Punjab player debuted for his first-class team against Services in November 1981. As he opened the game, he scored 51 before running out, leading to the victory of the Indian team. He was called up to the Indian Test team in November 1983 after scoring a century (122) for the North Zone against the touring West Indies team. As a replacement for Dilip Vengsarkar, he was called into the Test squad for the Third Test in Ahmedabad. During his 90 minutes on the ground, he scored 20 runs before being booed off. He was dropped from the team after another modest performance in the final Test in Madras. The Bangalore Test in November 1988 against New Zealand marked Sidhu’s return to the Test side after five years. He also scored a century, replacing Mohinder Amarnath. Batting for 295 minutes, he scored 116 runs in 195 balls, giving his team a 172-run victory. He had four sixes and 12 fours in his innings, playing mostly against the spinners. Sidhu played 51 Tests and 136 ODIs for his country, mostly as a top-order batter. As a result of his ability to six-hit, he earned the nickname “Sixer Sidhu”.

During his childhood, Sidhu lived in Patiala, Punjab, India. As a decent cricketer himself, Sardar Bhagwant Singh wanted his son Navjot to reach the top of the game. Sidhu attended Yadavindra Public School in Patiala. He attended HR College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. 

Sidhu is married to Navjot Kaur Sidhu, a physician and former member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. They have two children: daughter Rabia and son Karan.

In his post-retirement years, he became an expert in commentary and television commentary. He served as a permanent guest on Comedy Nights with Kapil (2013-2015) and later The Kapil Sharma Show (2016-2019). Bigg Boss (2012) and Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa were popular television shows where he was seen as a contestant.

In 2004, Sidhu became a member of the BJP and contested the general election from Amritsar. He won the election and held the seat until 2014, also winning the next election. After being elected to the Rajya Sabha from Punjab in 2016, he resigned and quit the party the following year. Having joined the Indian National Congress, he was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly from Amritsar East.

At the moment, Sidhu heads the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

Image source:-https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/punjab-crisis-will-stand-by-rahul-priyanka-gandhi-navjot-singh-sidhu-1859970-2021-10-02

October 12, 2021 / by / in
Harbhajan singh khalsa

The Indian-born American entrepreneur, yoga guru, and spiritual teacher known as
Harbhajan Singh Khalsa died at age of 82 on October 6, 2004. He was also widely known as
Yogi Bhajan and Siri Singh Sahib. In the United States, he introduced Kundalini Yoga. Over
300 centers in 35 countries were affiliated with the 3HO Foundation (Healthy, Happy, Holy
Organization) under his leadership.
A report titled The Olive Branch Report, conducted posthumously on Harbhajan Singh, found the
allegations most likely to be true. Four members of the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation Board
resigned over the use of An Olive Branch, an organization not licensed to conduct investigations.
One of them commissioned the Thompson Report, which found serious failings in both the
methods and the presentation of the Olive Branch Report
His parents were Sikhs from Kot Harkarn, Gujranwala district, in the province of Punjab (now in
Pakistan). He was born on August 26, 1929. He served as a medical doctor in the British Raj.
Harkrishan Kaur was the name of his Hindu mother. Harbhajan was educated by nuns at a
Catholic school, where his father grew up in a Sikh tradition. Sant Bhai Fateh Singh, Singh’s
paternal grandfather, taught him the fundamentals of Sikhism. They owned most of their village in
the foothills of the Himalayas, which was a well-to-do landlord family.
After fleeing to New Delhi with his family during the violent partition of India, Khalsa lost all
educational opportunities. Harbhajan Singh’s college experience would not have been complete
without the Sikh Student Federation in Delhi and Camp College. Four years later, he graduated
from an economics master’s program.
Harbhajan Singh was hired by the Indian government in 1953. While on duty in India, he worked
for the Revenue Department. Harbhajan Singh was promoted to customs inspector at Delhi
airport within a few years of joining. There were three children born to their union: Ranbir Singh
Bhai, Kulbir Singh and Kamaljit Kaur.
Halsa’s most influential teacher during his formative years was his paternal grandfather. The
government duties Harbhajan Singh received while working for Sant Hazara Singh allowed him
to travel to remote ashrams and hermitages searching for reclusive yogis and swamis. The
Ashram’s facilities, including those of Sant Ranjit Singh and Acharya Narinder Dev, could also be
used by him. Harbhajan Singh also studied under Baba Virsa Singh at Gobind Sadan Institute
during his final years in India. The teaching of Khalsa was heavily influenced by Guru Nanak Dev ji as a
greatly admired and revered Sikh.

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October 1, 2021 / by / in