Lumber Mogul Asa Johal Celebrates 97th Birthday With Release Of Biography

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It was a very special day for prominent businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, 8600 #5 Road, Richmond, Asa Singh Johal. Along with his family, friends and well-wishers he celebrated his 97th birthday at Gurdwara Nanak Niwas on Saturday, August 17. Mr. Johal is a great role models for others. Despite his advancing years Mr. Johal keeps himself very active and busy. All of us at India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas are very proud of Mr. Johal’s generosity and wish him a long, productive and healthy life. …

Invited guests included Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. Mayor Brodie was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule and join the congregation in wishing Mr. Johal a happy birthday. He thanked Johal for his generosity and very valuable contribution to BC and Canada. Canada’s Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vancouver South , Mr. Harjit Singh Sajjan, was expected to attend but due to problems and delays in his flight from Ottawa to Vancouver, he was unable to make it on time. However, he sent his best wishes for Mr. Johal. …

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