Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Homegrown Leaders: Malerkotla’s Influence on the World Stage

by Manjari Singh

Malerkotla, a district known for its rich cultural heritage and close-knit communities, is making waves on an international scale through the remarkable achievements of its scions in the political arena of Canada and America. Despite being the youngest and smallest district in the state, Malerkotla boasts of several villages that have produced individuals who have held prestigious positions of authority in various states across North America.

Among these notable figures is Ruby Sahota, hailing from the Jandali Kalan village family, who has recently ascended to the role of chief government whip in the House of Commons in Brampton, Canada. With a background deeply rooted in the values of service and leadership, Ruby Sahota, daughter of Harbans Singh Jandali and Surinder Kaur, has not only served as a Member of Parliament but has also actively contributed to parliamentary committees, earning accolades for her dedication and commitment to public service.

Similarly, the journey of Amarjeet Singh Sohi from his humble beginnings in Banbhaura village to his current position as mayor of Edmonton exemplifies the spirit of perseverance and determination. Rising from being a driver to a Member of Parliament, Sohi has held key ministerial positions in the Canadian government, focusing on infrastructure, communities, and natural resources. His accomplishments stand as a testament to the power of hard work and the pursuit of excellence.

Meanwhile, Khanpur village has garnered international attention with the remarkable achievements of Bobby Piyush Jindal, son of engineer Amar Jindal. Jindal’s tenure as Governor of Louisiana in the United States marked a significant milestone not only for his village but also for the entire region. His foray into the presidential race in 2016 further underscored his prominence on the political stage, drawing global recognition to his roots in Malerkotla.

These extraordinary successes serve as an inspiration to the youth of Malerkotla, demonstrating that with dedication, perseverance, and a strong sense of purpose, they too can make significant contributions to society on a global scale. As these scions continue to carve their paths in the political landscape of North America, they carry with them the hopes and aspirations of their hometowns, embodying the rich legacy of Malerkotla’s illustrious heritage.

Manjari Singh

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