The Honorary Consul of India in Auckland, Bhav Dhillon has been honoured by Punjab government on the occasion of Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.

The Punjab Govt has released a list of prominent Punjabi industrialists, business people, legal luminaries, philanthropists, artists, writers and politicians figure from all around the world to acknowledge their achievements.

Mr Dhillon was included in this elite list that includes the likes of the former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh, five-times Chief Minister of Punjab Prakash Singh Badal, Congress leader Kapil Sibal, economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia, economist and journalist Arun Shourie, and Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

National Party List MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi was the other inclusion from New Zealand in this elite list.

“It is a great honour to be included in this list released by the state government of Punjab at this momentous occasion,” Mr Dhillon says.

“The fact that this list has been released to mark the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji gives us more inspiration to work continuously for the betterment of everyone in whatever capacities we can,” Mr Dhillon says.

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had felicitated all the luminaries, many of which many travelled from all around the world on Sunday, November 10, at Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, as part of the ongoing celebrations to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.