INTRODUCTIONIn the year 1953 at the officers of THE MILAP, theANDHRA PRADESH PUNJABI SABHA wasformed. A few Punjabi families most of them refugeesfrom Pakistan settled in the twin cities and a few moremigrated in search of good business opportunitiesrecognized the need of coming together to cement thecultural & values of Punjabi were brought into playfrom day one, “Work hard and have a good life style”was the motto. The founder President and the backboneof the Sabha. He nurtured the Sabha for a number ofyears initially as the President and later as the Patron.The other founder members were Late.Dr.B.L.Vigg, Late.Sardar Kesar Singh Saluja, Late Sardar Mohan Singh Saluja, LateShri K.R.Talwarjee, Late Shri Baldevjee and Late S.Raghubir SinghOberai.
The first Baisakhi Mela was arranged by the sabhain the year 1953 and it was very well attended andenjoyed. This Mela which is a typical gathering ofall Punjabis is celebrated every year since then.Chief Guest : T. Subbarami Reddy Minister of Steel & Mines Govt of India.Life Time Achievement Award: Suresh Oberoi ActorArtist : Hans Raj Hans
Baisakhi Mela- 2008Chief Guest : Smt.Renuka Chowdhury Ministry of Women and Child DevelopmentArtist : Jasbir Jassi
Dance Drama & MimicryChief Guest Miss. World Punjaban
Baisakhi Mela- 2010 Chief Guest : Shri.Pallam Raju Minister of State for Defence Govt of India.Life Time Achievement Award : Shri.Montek Singh Ahluwalia Artist : 1.Ashok Masti 2.Nikita Nigam 3.Bharti Singh
Lohri-2012 In year 2012 A.P Punjabi Sabha celebrated atChiranfort Club. The festival was marked by arange of traditional and exciting activities such aslighting the ritualistic bonfire, dancing on the beatsof dhol.The event was to launch the Sabha’s Young LadiesWing- PHULKARI. Its under the leadership of MsMini Sarna.Chief Guest : Dr. J.Geeta ReddyMinister for Major Industries, Sugar,commerce and Export promotion, Govt. of AP
Phulkari Young Ladies Wing - Womens Day-2012 With the promise to showcase programmes of great quality, the Phulkari Young Ladies Wing, of our Sabha celebrated women hood on the 7th of March @ Yellowchillies. Celebrations started by honoring some of the achiever & prestigious Ladies from different fields who have risen above social and culture boundaries overcoming barriers toMs.Amrita Ahluwalia achieve breakthrough success in their field of work. The programmes had a fun antakshri played amongst the ladies presents who sang and danced on different tunes. Focus was on the Ladies to make them feel speacial.It,was truly an event to understand that being a WOMAN is worthStar Achiever’s celebrating all times. Dr.Ms.Ravinder Kaur Mrs Shammi Sahani
Dressing According to Your Body ShapePhulkari Organized a workshop on“Dressing According to Your Body Shape”being conducted by First ImpressionConsulting (P) Ltd., 28-April-2012, 4PM to6PM at Hotel Grand Solitaire, Park lane,Secunderabad. First Impression Consulting(P) Ltd is a Bombay based, pioneeringventure in image management.
Lifetime Achievement Award We every year proudly honour outstanding Punjabis. In recent past, we have honoured Shri. Suresh Oberoi, a leading Shri. Suresh Oberoi film personality originally from Hyderabad & Shri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia,deputy chairman of the planning commission - Government of India and a leading world economist.Shri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia
A.P.Punjabi AchieversTejdeep Kaur Menon (I.P.S) Tavinder Singh Kohli Educationist Sarwar Ahuja Narender Pal SinghGagan Narang’s - Father Kanwal Jeet Singh - Cricketer National Hockey Coach Kesar Singh Saluja Dr.N.S.Bhalla Aarti Veer Founder Member
EXPANSION• Punjabi Sabha is striving ahead to build its own PUNJABI BHAVAN on a 1500 sq. yds plot at one of the most promising location in the twin city. To keep the communications open between the Sabha and its members, a regular news letter has also been launched.