DIVERSEcity CEO Neelam Sahota was honoured at the sixth annual Drishti Awards virtual gala on November 1, 2020. With more than 600 people viewing the livestream, Neelam was featured as the winner in the Excellence in the Community Engagement Award.
The Drishti Awards acknowledges successful members of the South Asian community: business leaders, philanthropists, community activists, artists, health care innovators, young professionals, athletes, and organizations for bringing their extensive expertise in building a strong community.
The full winners list is as follows:
Lifetime Achievement Award: ARRAN & RATANA STEPHENS, Nature’s Path Foods presented by BCIT
Innovation in Science & Technology Award: RISHI GUPTA presented by Perminder Chohan, Desjardins Insurance
Health Achievement Award: Dr. Bakul Dalal presented by Dharinee Bhatt, Vice President, Natu’Oil Services Inc.
Business Person of the Year Award: HEMA BHATT presented by Robin Dhir, FASKEN Law Firm
Excellence in the Community Engagement Award: NEELAM SAHOTA presented by Mandeep Bains and Braham Teja, Teja Foods
Innovation in the Arts Award: BALJIT SANGRA presented by Rita Chohan, CEO, An Elegant Touch Home Staging & Design
Young Professional of the Year: HURRIYA BURNEY presented by Sunny Hundal and Ike Sekhon, Terra West Group
The Power of Youth Leadership Award: Shannon Permal presented by Kelly Khakh, Prospera Credit Union
Outstanding Athlete Award: Sumeet Sharma presented by Shawn Goyal, President, Goyal Group
Learn more about the awards here.