Mahendra Kwatra – Community Ambassador Award 2016

Mahendra was born in 1937. After partition, he migrated to India and settled in New Delhi. He graduated from Punjab University in 1955. He joined the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in July 1960. Besides working at Headquarters of the Ministry, he also worked in Indian Missions in Pakistan, South Vietnam, United Kingdom, Zambia and Canada (Vancouver). After voluntary retirement in 1993, he returned to Vancouver as a landed immigrant, and worked as office manager in a private organization.

He is an active community worker. He was President of the India Club, Director/Assistant Treasurer of Universal Cultural Society and Director of Overseas Congress. Presently he is Director of Hindu Temple, Burnaby and Convener of India Canada Association of Abbotsford.

Mr. Kwatra has inspired generations of Indo-Canadians as a dedicated volunteer to numerous social and religious projects. He is a visionary with a clear, distinctive, and specific vision of the future to make Vancouver a better place to live for all of us. His spirit of assisting others is based on his faith in oneness of God, love for his native land and his desire to uplift humanity.

He has made a significant contribution to Canadian society – through his selfless service, inspiring personality and natural leadership.

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