S.AMARJIT SINGH GREWAL, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sikh Cultural Society, New York, is a committed, Amritdhari and dedicated GurSikh. His spirit of sacrifice for the Sikh cause, has earned him a place of distinction and respect in the Sikh community.

This shy, unassuming and devoted gentleman appears to have developed the spirit of helping others. From the early days of his life when he laid the foundation for the uplift and the glory of his family, he provided every type of help to the members of his family. to get respectable jobs and to enter into the lucrative business of gasoline to make fortunes and fame for them.

Mr. Grewal earned more respect, when he staked everything to register his protest against Indian army’s invasion of Golden Temple, Amritsar in June, 1984, and human right violations against Sikhs in India. He stood like a rock on every testing occasion with his other colleagues in extending Gill, Sandhu and Dr. Birk’s legal cases.

  1. Amarjit Singh was born to Mrs. and Mr. Harchand Singh Grewal at village Bihla, Distr. Ludhiana on April 5, 1942. After schooling, Grewal got a diploma in Electrical Engineering from Guru Nanak Engineering College, Ludhiana, in 1962. Soon he got a job in Heavy Electrical Bhopal and served there up to 1970.

In 1971, Mr. Grewal migrated to U.S.A. to find new horizons in life. Before entering into a race for making money, he got a degree in design engineering from Fairleigh Dickenson Teaneck, N.J. in 1973. Soon after he joined a consulting firm “Burns & Roc” and served up to 1982. This was the occasion when he established gasoline business which later earned the name as his family business.

Sardar Grewal became the trustee of the Sikh Cultural Society in 1976 and he has been serving as its Chairman for the last three years.

Amarjit Singh married Darshan Kaurin 1970 and now they are the proud parents of a son, Gurvir, who is now studying in 9th class.

  1. Amarjit Singh is the Director of the World Sikh News Corporation and is always trying his best to strengthen the United Voice of the Sikh community.

Article extracted from this publication >> April 22, 1988