Business leader Sameer Handa and Sergeant Gurpreet Singh Arora of NZ Police are the two prominent Kiwi-Indians to have been honoured in Queen’s Birthday Honour list 2021 released early this morning.

Sergeant Gurpreet Singh Arora has been honoured as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to the New Zealand Police and ethnic communities.

Sameer Handa, an influential business leader and the chair of India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) has been honoured as the Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to business and New Zealand-India relations.

Members of the community have already started congratulating the two prominent Kiwi-Indians for being included in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. 

Earlier in November last year, St Gurpreet Arora was honoured with a Police Medal for completion of 14 long and illustrious years in NZ Police.

the medal was presented to him by Police Commissioner Andrew Coster at the Tamaki Makaurau Awards Ceremony under the Long Service and Good Conducts category hosted by New Zealand Police. 

Sameer Handa, a prominent business leader has been playing an influential role in advancing NZ-India bilateral trade and overall relations. 

As the Chair of INZBC - a leading body in promoting NZ-India bilateral trade, Handa has been a great advocate of shifting the obsession from signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries and instead strengthening already growing trade relations between the two countries.