Jasvir honored for making it to Beijing
DIXON: On July 26th the Punjabi American Community of California organized an event to honor Jasvir Singh and wish him good luck for his participation in the upcoming Beijing Olympics. He is highly expected to win a medal.Jasvir Singh hales from a poor family from a small village in Punjab, India. The Khalsa Diwan Society New Westminster, BC Canada in conjunction with other organizations sponsored him from India back in 2002 and since then, the 5 foot 3 Weightlifting Champion has won many Gold medals in Canada and throughout North America.
He is the first weightlifter from BC to go to the Olympics in over 20 years.Some of Singh's recent achievements include the Canadian Gold Medal in 2006, 2007 & 2008, 2007 World Weightlifting Champion and 2008 Pan Am championship in Peru. He will compete in the 137 pound category in Beijing.At the event he was presented a plaque and twenty one thousand US dollars on behalf of the Punjabi Community of USA.
The event was organized by Jassie Banga of Jeeway Punjab Entertainment. Funding was provided by Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha of Sacramento, Pitsburg, Fresno, Bay Area, Fremont, Yuba City, New York, Punjabi American Heritage Society of Yuba City, Gadar Memorial Foundation Sacramento, Paramjit Lakha, Suntar Grewal, Manjit Sibia, Janak Sidhar, Triple Seven Corp/Bob Virk, Paramjit Singh Butta, Satti Chumbar, Kewal Bolina, Sucha Bharta, Vinod Chumber, Shangara Ralh, Balwinder Ralh, Kashhmir Heera, Hans Raj Kazla, Des Raj Bangar, Karman Banger, Balwinder Bhura, Gora Chakwala, Roop Lal Dhir and many other well wishers. The event was ably MCed by Asokh Bhura.Jasvir thanked all his well wishers and promised to do his best to win a medal at Olympics.