Baisakhi, also called Sankranti, marks the beginning of the harvest season.
Primarily a Sikh festival, it is also celebrated by Hindus, especially in Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh.
Baisakhi is significant for Sikhs since it marks the beginning of the Sikh new year. They hold kirtans, visits Gurudwara and organise fair and many other events. The day also is the birth of the Khalsa order by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhism. This day is also observed as a celebration of spring harvest primarily in Northern India.
With the Country celebrating Baisakhi Festival 2022, the Harvest Festival on 14 April, Hello Mumbai News.com takes pride to highlight 5 outstanding inspiring stories of Successful Punjabi Women Entrepreneurs engaged in varied fields in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Dhule and Mumbai.
In celebration of Baisakhi Festival 2022 we are highlighting 5 outstanding inspiring stories of Punjabi Women Entrepreneurs of different fields from Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Dhule and Mumbai. We hope their inspiring stories will inspire to all. So guys read on :
Hello Mumbai News.com has also made an exclusive list of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Dhule and Mumbai based Punjabi Women Entrepreneurs whose stories will definitely inspire all. Don’t miss reading. Read all.
Harleen Kaur :
Famous As : Media Entrepreneur
Based : Ludhiana
Meet Harleen Kaur, Managing Director, Fastway and Netplus. A Pioneer in Digital Fastway group and entertainment services and Netplus dominant ISP market leader in Northern India.
She Controls finance and other business operations. After Graduating in Commerce (Hons) from Shri Ram College of Commerce Delhi and completed MBA in Finance and Marketing from Delhi.
At present, she is Secretary of Inner Wheel Club of Ludhiana and also running her own NGO Act Humane, which focuses on society’s human rights awareness and environmental issues. Harleen has been suffering from cerebral palsy since birth and thus was unable to undertake many basic life functions.
Notably, her Father whom she thanks, has always been her inspiration and who has always made her to think ahead in life and never let her disability be am obstacle in her way. She feels stronger than normal females.
Her message on Baisakhi :
Baisakhi, the Harvest Festival is one of the most popular festival of Northern India, especially in Punjab. She generally visits Gurudwara to spend much time with family and friends and cook Punjabi delicacies like Chole Poori and Kheer. She usually celebrates Baisakhi with Nirdosh School Students, an institution for mentally challenged students.
Her Message :
As per Harleen Kaur Entrepreneur & Humanitarian,
“Living positively every moment in life is the way to living in happiness.”
Guninder Kaur :
Famous As : Social Entrepreneur
Based : Jalandhar
Meet Jalandhar, Punjab based Guninder Kaur alias Winnie. Born and brought up in the beautiful city of Karnal and completed her graduation in HomeScience. Her passion for music prompted her to do a course in Instrumental Music from D.A.V College for Women in Karnal. She is also armed with a degree in Bachelor of Education with English and Music from Kurukshetra University and she stood in the 2nd Position in the University .
Later, she got married to an Industrialist Rtn. Er. Joginder Singh and is happily blessed with two sons and has settled down and enjoying a contended married life. She feels enchanted to be enjoying as grandmother of four kids.
On the professional front, she is running a boutique of hand painted and block printed women’s dresses and dress material, thus fulfilling her passion for painting.
Notably, in 2000-01 she set her foot into the Women’s Largest Service Organisation – Inner Wheel in 2000-01. She fell in love with this beautiful organisation that works on the horizons of Friendship and Service . Proudly she served the organisation in all posts and in the District level.
Currently she is associated with Inner Wheel Club District 307 as District Chairman.
The organization is into volunteer service towards the under privileged sections of society. According to Guninder Kaur, associated with Inner Wheel, she loves Inner Wheel, Lives through Inner Wheel and Enjoys her association with Inner Wheel.
In her youth she encountered challenges of not getting chance to receive education in the small city which is due to conservative thoughts of parents. Infact, she got married at an early age of 21. Amid joint family’s responsibilities she couldn’t take up any profession. However as there is a saying ‘better late than never’, after 22 years of marriage, she got an opportunity to work. Thus her Boutique saw the light of day. She fulfills her duties towards family whenever required and follows her passion too. She is blessed with her husband’s great support.
Her Message on Baisakhi :
On the ensuing Baisakhi Festival which is Birth Day too she inclines to convey a message to each and everyone that Sikhism is about equality for all . Being women there should not be any discrimination in any field. Women should get equal rights and opportunities everywhere and without any barriers. If Women are Strong The World will be Stronger.
Daljeet Kaur :
Famous As : Actress / Social Entrepreneur
Based : Mumbai
Dr Daljeet Kaur is the proud recipient of the
HONOURARY DOCTRATE FROM AUGP ACCREDITED WITH UNITED NATION*
for her performance in uplifting social & economic causes for women.
Hailing from a small city Guwahati, she travelled all the distance to the city of dreams —Mumbai to fulfil her dreams in Bollywood .
She is known in the film industry as Seema Bedi. A trained Cosmetologist from Chester England, this highly ambitious Multi-Tasker set dreams to be an actor. She worked in the TV Industry for 10 long fruitful years of learning and mastering the art of fine acting. She is highly acclaimed for her performances in TV – serials like Balika Vadhu, Saas Bhi Kabhie Bahu Thi, Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doo, Love Dosti Dua, Tum Bin Jiya Jaaye Na, CID
Her short cameo roles in Fan with Shahruk Khan, and Tere Sang with Satish Kaushik is still remembered by her fans.
However, destiny had something in hold for her in Mumbai . This lady with the heart of gold, could not let go of the pathetic condition of freshers and senior artists unseen and unattended. She started an NGO – Innovative Artist Welfare Association IAWA. She tried her best to extend her unconditional help to Satish Kaul in reviving back to good health, when he was lying sick in Rajpura Hospital.
Dr Daljeet Kaur being a very empathetic person at heart, loves visiting homes for the old and destitute. She saw that proper support and care was extended to a yesteryear actor -Geeta Kapoor in a old age home.
She has set her mind to work on pension plans and economic support from the government for the artist fraternity who find it difficult to survive in their old age without any family and financial support. The life of artists to sustain in Mumbai during their old age is not only a challenge but sometimes fatal too. The supporting artists are never paid on time and livelihood cannot survive after 90 days of delayed payment. Her endeavour to come up with action oriented plans for this cause is on full swing.
After winning the title of Mrs Universe Popular in 2016 she started her own Beauty Pageants to empower women who want to fulfil their dreams. She provides platform to such hidden talents through out India. She is now the Vice Chairman of National Human Rights Council for social justice and Secretary to National Akali Dal India.
Her forthcoming film Mr Paanwala with Yashpal Sharma, Mir Sarvar and Mita Vashist is awaiting eager release. She has extended timely help and support to technicians, actors, by granting them financial aids in the crucial period of COVID-19. IAWA is also creating waves internationally. IAWA is also associated with The American University of Global Peace to spread peace in our society. We wish her the best always.
Her Message on Baisakhi :
May Waheguru bless you with growth, health, and peace on this festival of harvest
Gurdeep Kaur Bhamra :
Famous As : Social Entrepreneur
Based : Mumbai
Rtn Gurdeep kaur Bhamra, Is known for her social service She is also lovingly called Babli. Many people in community know her as a tireless & selfless worker who is passionate about “Seva”. This is something ,that she learnt as a small girl from her father, .
She is a member of UNICEF Yuva team and United International Sikh Sabha foundation. She joined Rotary club five years back. She is a positive force in every project and, never allows impediments and challenges to stop her. She as a dollops of experience of community service having worked as Medical director Treasurer Secretary and now president. In district she worked as co chair in prevention in disease, Chair in citation and awards and zonal avenue chair for givers gain We all know, women have a unique ability to handle several things/matters at the same time. She is no exception. With her husband, who is topper from VJTI , working overseas, she handles domestic matters and yet finds time for community Service.
Blessed with a son Prince Who has completed his mechanical engineering from DJ Sanghvi and is proceeding to Columbia University USA for higher studies and daughter Saloni Who has done chemical engineering from DJ Sanghvi and is pursuing MBA at York university in Canada, She will obviously b working in different time zones. Ladies and gentlemen , with experience of handling projects, Financial matters, and relationships, We can assure you on that a club will rise under her guidance and leadership.
Disha Arora :
Famous As : Social Entrepreneur
Based : Dhule
Disha Arora, a very ambitious and hardworking women who always worked on all the opportunities she got in life. She is born and brought in Dhule. She believes that experience in life is the most important thing and never believed in education. Being a housewife, she always wanted do to something on her own that was her.
In 2019, she joined International Inner Wheel as her interest and in 2020 she became ISO, 2021 she became the Secretary, Vice-President in 2022. She is the backbone of Dance Center Stage Academy. She has many upcoming projects that will be coming soon.
She loves dancing and has won many prizes also for her interest. She also has a lot of interest in cooking and always makes something tasty and very beautiful.