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2010 - Latest edition
01.July.10 - Shergill's Indians Abroad and Punjab Impact-2010
07.March.09 - International Directory of Punjabi NRIs released
31.Jan.08 - Indians Abroad 2008 released at TVU, UK.
10.Dec.07 - Shergill - An Ambassador of overseas Punjabis.
06.Feb.07 - Nirpal Shergill's useful work on Indian diaspora
24.Jan.07 - Shergill's 'Indians Abroad and Punjab Impact' released
24.Jan.07 - Review by Dr.Jatinderpal Singh Jolly of Guru Nanak Dev
University, Amritsar - 2007 edition
2006 - Review by S.Niranjan Singh Sathi - 2006 edition
17.Feb.05 - Indians Abroad and Punjab Impact focuses
on Sikhs abroad
10.Jan.05 - Opinion from Europe by Basant Singh Ramoowalia, Germany
Review by Dr.Sharanjit Kaur - 2005 edition
22.May.04 - Latest book on Sikh centenaries
27.Feb.04 - Book on Sikh organisations released
18.May.03 - Shergill's Indians Abroad and
India, the largest democracy in the world is in a process of rising up to become one of the major players on the world stage. Despite being a colourful mosaic of cultures and faiths, she remains one of the poorest yet most peaceful of the newcomers on the world stage. From the sublime backdrop of the geological roof of the world the mile high block of Himalayan mountain range flow five of her most sacred rivers onto the plains named after this unique phenomenon - namely The Punjab, land of the five rivers.
Punjab culture is based by and large in the religion of Sikhism, the youngest and most open of world's major faiths and religions. Historically, The Punjab was connected to Europe to the West and China to the East via Southern track of The Silk Road. Trade and entrepreneurial skills were thus ingrained within the people of the plains. Brave, courageous and fearlessly sincere, the men of turbans and beards have not only held off Moghul and Mongol invasions but have emigrated to virtually every corner of the known world.
From their historical origins, the Sikh Diaspora renowned for their particular skills of leadership and diligence hold both the country of India and represent the anchors by which all Indians abroad are able to establish and sustain themselves.
In order to connect, maintain and enhance the links between Sikhs in the U.K, Canada, U.S.A, Africa and India one man Nirpal Singh Shergill has devoted over a decade of his life to compiling an as yet fledgling compendium of not only Sikhs but Punjabi people and Indians spread across the globe into one complete labor of love directory (“Indians Abroad" – and Punjab Impact) through which they are able to both communicate and maintain themselves.
The 2010 edition of this annually updated directory represents the 12th conjoining of Sikh peoples coming with the construction and launch of a sister website. The work is comprehensive, in that it brings together essential yellow pages of the business, religious, academic and cultural institutions and organizations that has grown organically ever since the conscientious compilation of the first edition twelve years ago.
So thorough is the work that it belongs on the shelves and desktops of anyone interested in the progression of the Punjabi peoples and communities across the globe. Full of accurate details, easily accessible and still growing year by year, it truly deserves it's place as the number one "International Directory of Punjabi non-resident Indians" and those foreign businesses and organizations interested in both working with and doing projects that shall be based upon India's new platform as the world's most influential upcoming giant democracy.
Mr. Shergill welcomes all new contacts, comments and feedback via his e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Special Gurgaddi Shatabdi of Sri Guru Granth Sahib edition of Shergill's "Indians Abroad" was released on 31st January at Thames Valley University, UK by Dr Christopher Batchelor, Head of London College of Music TVU, in the presence of the author, Mr Nirpal Singh Shergill and Professor Surinder Singh, Head of Sikh/Indian Music at TVU, the Worlds largest faculty of Sikh Music.
London based author, Shergill's International publication contains A-Z of the Sikh world including profiles of prominent Punjabi's settled abroad. It also highlights the Indo-British business partnershipin education, culture, science and technology. This 10th edition of the book also includes numerous articles about Sri Guru Granth Sahib by eminent Sikh scholars.
The function was organised on the opening ceremony of the Sikh Music performance platform the 'Rotunda' at TVU Slough, in partnership with Raj Academy headed by Prof. Surinder Singh. Dignitaries present included, Dr Christopher Batchelor, Head of London College of Music, Sue Roberts, Head of Film, Jasvir Kaur, Lecturer Faculty of the Arts, Andrew Ward, Head of Marketing and Maureen Skinner Registrar at Thames Valley University London;
With dedication and zeal, Mr Nirpal Singh Shergill has been working in a most difficult area. He has been collecting data with regard to the Indians abroad. To accomplish the task, he has visited several countries. Though settled in London, Mr Shergill is a frequent visitor to India. He belongs to Patiala district.
He started his career in London by publishing a monthly magazine in English, "The Politics". Political issues concerning India were given prominence in that magazine. However, later, he started writing in Punjabi and became a freelance writer. He has written about 1,000 articles on various issues concerning the NRIs in the UK, Canada, the USA and other countries.
And the work done by him with regard to the collection of data about Indians abroad is worth appreciating. He first published a directory of information regarding all important Indians, especially Punjabis, settled in various parts of the world. In that directory, he also provided information regarding various Sikh and other religious places of Indian communities abroad.
That directory has now turned into a big book. Mr Shergill has published the ninth edition of the directory under the title, 'Indians Abroad and the Punjab Impact'. "I have included A to Z of the Sikh world that is a complete list of Sikh organisations from Afghanistan to Zambia and Australia to the USA. It is an international publication", he says. "Through the book, I have also tried to highlight the new developments in the Indo-European relations and India-UK business partnership", he adds.
He has provided international codes of all countries and their important cities, addresses of all embassies and high commissions in New Delhi, Indian diplomatic missions abroad and other information regarding India and the European Union.
There is also detailed information of telephone numbers of Indian organisations, newspapers, law offices, immigration services, insurance consultants, manufacturers, travel and tour consultants, hotels, restaurants, caterers and banquet halls outside India.
Most part of the publication is in English, but it has also information in Punjabi. It has some information articles contributed by persons such as Mr Bhupinder Singh, who is based in Holland and has done a lot of research work on Indian regiments that were engaged in the western front ( France and Belgium) during the World War I. He has collected the names of India soldiers, many of whom were Sikhs, who lost their lives in that war on the western front. The number of Indian soldiers who lost their lives in World Wars I and II in France and Belgium is said to be close to 9,000.
"I will continue to make further new additions in the next editions of the publication", he says. "The purpose is help people come closer", he adds.
Indians Abroad and Punjab Impact focuses
on Sikhs abroad
Latest book on Sikh centenaries
'Indians Abroad and Punjab Impact' authored by noted Sikh scholar and journalist,
Narpal Singh Shergill, which depicts the contemporary history of the Sikhs
was released by Sardara Singh Johal, Vice Chairman, Punjab State Planning
Commission and S.P.Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, at the
conference hall, here today.
Shergill's Indians Abroad and Punjab Impact
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