Champion Arjan Singb Bhullar Makes Indo-Canadian Community Proud By Becoming First Indian To Win MMA World Championship


Dear Editor:

Arjan Singh Bhullar has once again made Richmond and Canada proud of him. He is the first Punjabi Sikh to win the Mixed Martial Arts One Fighting Championship in Singapore. Arjan has made history again. In 2010, he was the only gold medal winner in wrestling for Canada. In 2012 Arjan was proud to represent Canada at the Olympics in London, England. These accomplishments have made this outstanding young athlete a pride of Canada. In Singapore, Arjan beat several time champion Brandon Vera on Saturday, May 15. He and his family deserve our hearty congratulations. India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas joins the rest of our community in congratulating Arjan and his family for his achievement. It will be hosting and honouring him at the Gurdwara(8600 #5 Road,Richmond) on Saturday, May 22 from 1 to 4 PM.

In view of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Gurdwara Management has decided to make it a drive through event. Arjan’s well-wishers are invited to congratulate him from their cars and then move on.  The public is invited to enter the Gurdwara through its south gate (from the Steveston Highway side). Arjan will be displaying his belt and waving to his well- wishers from a location just outside the main entrance to the Gurdwara. The driver (s) can congratulate him from their cars . As soon as Arjan has acknowledged/thanked them they should move on and exit on to the # 5 Road northbound towards Blundell. Just before exiting , each car driver will receive Arjan’s  souvenir gift from one of the volunteers.

It must be emphasized that  no gatherings will be allowed in and outside the Gurdwara premises. The Gurdwara Management requests everybody to obey the health regulations and be respectful of their own and others safety and well-being. For further information please feel free to contact the Gurdwara at 604-274-7479 or me (BalwantSanghera ) at 604-836-8976. Thanks


General Secretary, India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas