February 14, 2012 admin

KCGC’s Rector Dr. Dharambir Singh Jolly turns 100, to be honoured for social work and contributions to education field

Amritsar, February 14, 2012 : Punjab’s one of the noted businessmen who set up transport business in state before partition, a philanthropist and long-serving Khalsa College Governing Council’s (KCGC) Rector, Dr. Dharambir Singh Jolly was accorded warm wishes on turning to 100th year of his life today. He celebrated his 100th birthday at the hill-town of Kasauli in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh in the company of his extended family members and top office bearers of the KCGC.
The KCGC will be honouring Dr. Jolly for his contribution to the field of education, social work and for serving the historic institution, running Khalsa College and its allied educational institutions, in various capacities, said KCGC honourary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina. He said an Akhand Path will also be organized for seeking almighty’s blessings for his long and healthy life.
Jolly himself said he was happy to turn 100th and attributed his active life to the simple food, devotion to God and good wishes of his near and dear ones. A soft spoken, Jolly had been living an active life despite age factor. He has served KCGC as Vice President during the tenures of top Presidents including Sardar Gurmukh Singh Chawla, S. Surjit Singh Majithia, S. Parkash Singh Majithia and now S. Satyajit Singh Majithia.
He is serving as Rector with Council since 2001 and has been instrumental in helping the Council to take drastic decisions for furthering the education. He is so serious about the work that he conducts the meetings, runs house’s proceedings with utmost diligence and perfection even today. He is Ph.D. and lives in Chandigarh and Kasauli and has four children, all well-settled. Jolly’s elder son Rana Iqbal Singh Jolly said that the whole family from US, Canada and India got together today to celebrate his 100th birthday and they pray to God for Dr.Jolly’s long life.
Dr. Jolly was born on February 14, 1913 at village Jabbarpur in Chakwal district (now in Pakistan). He, after the basic education got into the family’s transport business and set up Suraj Transport Company and ran a high-speed bus service between Lahore and Sialkot, setting then a new trend in the transport area. But during the partition, the business was uprooted and he came to Amritsar with only two buses and later he diversified his business into various arena.

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