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Ludhiana Personality :: Narinder Singh Nanda
FAMILY: Hailing from Dhan-Pothohar of Pre-Partition Punjab, (now in Pakistan) India, cherishing richness of heritage and pride of history, love of arts and culture I was born on January 10, 1935. Happily married to Sardarni Balbir Kaur, daughter of S. Avtar Singh Mehta, a reputed businessman of Tarn Taran. Blessed with two sons – Inderbir Singh Nanda and Devinderbir Singh Nanda, who are happily married in well-established Dhan-Pothohar families of businessmen Late S. Raghbir Singh Dhir of New Delhi and M.B.S. Lamba of Yamuna Nagar.
Academic Qualifications : Graduate
- Nanda Hotels Pvt. Ltd., Ludhiana
- Nanda Bar and Restaurant, Ludhiana
- Nanda Marketing Network, Ludhiana
- Nanda Travels, Ludhiana
Hotel Nanda, Bhadaur House, Ludhiana – 141008
Phones: 0161-2742618, 2743618 Fax: 2744618
Association with cultural, social, literary and business organizations:
- Punjabi Sahit Academy, Ludhiana (Literary)
- Mohd. Rafi Memorial Foundation, Punjab (Cultural)
- Prof Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation, Ludhiana (Cultural)
- Lions Club International, District 321-F
- Hari Singh Nanda Memorial Trust, Ludhiana
- Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab (Professional)
- Dhan-Pothohar Brotherhood, Punjab (Heritage / Culture)
- Punjab Sangeet Kala Manch (Fine Arts)
- Citizens Club, Ludhiana (Social)
- Bhadaur House Market Association, Ludhiana (Business/Commerce)
- Asian Club International, Ludhiana
- Indian Red Cross Society, Punjab
- World Punjabi Organization, New Delhi
- Hotel and restaurant Association of Northern India, New Delhi
- Model Town Welfare Council, Ludhiana
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh war Museum, Ludhiana
- Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition, Gurdaspur
- World Punjabiat Foundation, Chandigarh
- Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal
- South Asian Fraternity, New Delhi
- Pakistan – India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy, India
- Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam
- Chamber of Industrial and commercial Undertaking, Ludhiana
- 103, Infantry Battalion Sikh LI (Officers Mess)
- Ranjit Garh Golf Club, Phillaur
- Sutlej Club, Ludhiana
- Lodhi Club, Ludhiana
- Ludhiana Club
President: Lions Club International, District 321 – F
Deputy District Governor: Lions Club International, District 321 – F
Gen. Secretary (8 Years) President (9 Years): Model Town Club, Ludhiana
General Secretary (6 Years): Citizens Welfare Council, Ludhiana
Mess Secretary, Vice President: Sutlej Club, Ludhiana
- Northern Railway Advisory Committee, Ferozepur Cantt
- Sales Tax Advisory Committee, Ludhiana
- Telephone Advisory Committee, Ludhiana
- District Peace Committee, Ludhiana
- Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital, Ludhiana
- P and T Advisory Committee, Ludhiana
Awards and Achievements:
Life Time Achievement Award bestowed upon by:
- Hon’ble Sh. Inder Kumar Gujral, Former Prime Minister of India
- Hon’ble Sh. A.R. Kohli, Governor Mizoram
- Hon’ble S. Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker Lok Sabha
Highest Appreciation Award bestowed upon by:
- Hon’ble Captain Amrinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab
- Hon’ble S. Parkash Singh Badal, Former Chief Minister of Punjab
- Hon’ble S. Beant Singh, Former Chief Minister of Punjab
- Hon’ble Giani Zail Singh, Former Chief Minister of Punjab
Award of Honour bestowed upon by:
- Sh. Jagmohan, Former Union Tourism Minister
- Sh. Ashwani Sekhri, Former Tourism Minister Punjab
- Captain Kanwaljit Singh, Former Finance Minister Punjab
- Sh. S.S. Brar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner-cum-President Sutlej Club, Ludhiana
- Sh. K.R. Lakhanpal, IAS, Deputy Commissioner-cum-President Sutlej Club, Ludhiana
- Sh. Arun Goyal, IAS, Deputy Commissioner-cum-President Sutlej Club, Ludhiana
- Sh. S.S. Channi, IAS, Deputy Commissioner-cum-President Sutlej Club, Ludhiana
- Adeeb International, Ludhiana
- Punjabi Kala Manch, Ludhiana
- Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation, Ludhiana
- Outstanding Cultural Promotion Award by: Punjab Cultural and welfare Society
- Award of Excellence of the Decade Conferred by: (1) ITFT Chandigarh (2) International Punjabi Chamber for Service Industry, Chandigarh
- Award of the Year bestowed upon by: American Biographical Institute, USA
- Award of Excellence presented by: Lal Chand Yamla Jatt Memorial Trust, Punjab
- Best Citizen of the Year Award presented by: Citizens Club, Ludhiana
- Pothohar Gaurav Award conferred by: Pothohar Fraternity Association, Mumbai
- Pride of Pothohar Award by: Dhan-Pothohar Association, UK
- Ambassdor of Goodwill Award Across the Borders presented by International Punjabi Cultural Society, London, UK
- Custodian of Punjabi Culture Award presented by Punjabi Listeners Club, Leicester, UK
- Appreciation Award presented by Leicester Asian Business Association, Leicester, UK
- Great Punjabi Award presented by Punjabi Sahit Academy, UK
- Award of Honour presented by Adabi Cultural Sangat, London,UK
- Award of Honour presented by Guru Dashmesh Educational and Cheritable Trust,UK
- Personality Award presented by Sikh Community and Youth Service, UK
- Best Social Harmony Award presented by: Brothers Club, Ludhiana
- Best Hospitality and Tourism Promotion Award bestowed upon by: (1) Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab by Sh. Vinod Duggal, IAS, Former Director General Tourism, Govt. of India.
- Punjab Rattan Award Conferred by: Dhan-Pothohar Brotherhood Punjab by Justice Kuldeep Singh (Retd.).
- Certificate of Recognition as a Best Social Worker, issued by: Saravshri H.D. Johar – Education Minister, Punjab; Sat Paul Mittal – Former M.P.; Joginder Pal Pandey – Former Minister, Punjab; Lala Lajpat Rai – Former M.P.; Satpal Gosain – Former Deputy Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha; Rakesh Pandey – State Minister for Science and Technology; Om Parkash Gupta – Former MLA; Kartar Singh Duggal – Former M.P. (Rajya Sabha); Amrik Singh Aliwal – Former M.P.; Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, M.P.
- Awards for Contribution to Cultural Activities: Won three Gold Medals at India level in playing Mandolin and Violin. Also won so many prestigious awards in theatre and mono acting, awarded by so many cultural organizations for the promotion of Cultural Activities.
- Awards in Social Activities: Awarded by Indian Red Cross Society. Declared outstanding President and District Chairman of Lions Club International. Declared Best Lion of the year thrice.
- Medal of Achievement: Lion Melvin Jone Fellow Award, USA
- Pitamah of Hospitality Industry presented by: Marriage Palaces Welfare Association, Punjab.
- Highest Meritorious Services Award conferred by Panj-Aab Punjabi Cultural Society, Lahore, Pakistan
- Instrumental Music: Amateur Artist, plays Mandolin and Violin, often awarded and appreciated (won 3 Gold Medals at India level). Veteran Swimmer – won so many awards in swimming. Famous for giving talks and interviews on Doordarshan Jalandhar on different subjects. Fond of quoting suitable literary couplets at compeering cultural at social functions.
- Visited USA, UK, France, West Germany, Canada, Singapore, Bangkok, Thailand, Pakistan
- Cultural Delegate: (1) Attended World Punjabi Conference thrice at Lahore, Pakistan. Also attended three World Punjabi Conferences in India at Chandigarh, Patiala and Kurukshetra. (2) Attended International Annual Convention of Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy at Lahore. (3) Attended International Annual Convention of Lions Club International, held at Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- Hoteleering: Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi, ‘Padam Bhushan Awardee’.
- Arts: Mr. Balraj Sahni – Famous Bollywood Actor, Producer.
- Culture: Hon’ble Sh. I.K. Gujral (Former Prime Minister of India).
- Poetry: Prof. Mohan Singh Mahir.
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