Mr. Davinder Singh Rahal commenced his journey in New Zealand in November 1988 and after a period of resettlement he started business in 1993. His experience of 23 years in the hospitality industry allowed him to interact with the community and better understand social welfare. After his success in the hospitality industry he moved to property investment. Even though he has a busy schedule he still takes the time out to contribute to the community. He played a vital role in establishing the Sikh Gurudwara in New Zealand.
He has been conferred with various prestigious awards and titles for his contributions towards welfare of the society including:
The Queen’s Service Medal, 2012 awarded by the Government of New Zealand. QSM is established by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. QSM is a part of the New Zealand Royal Honours system and beyond what is expected to serve the people of New Zealand.
Justice of the Peace for New Zealand, 2008.
Founder & Chairperson of Life Vision Society Incorporated, 2015.
Founder member of The Auckland Sikh Society Incorporated.
Former President of GOPIO Auckland South New Zealand Inc. Organization of People of Indian Origin.
During this long lockdown he started another project called “Feed The Need”. Through this project he has arranged free essential food parcels which is delivered to those in need. The parcels were distributed around the South Auckland region and the donations were sufficient to make 7,460 meals.
He did the same project in 2011 where he gave food parcels to people in need. When they delivered the food parcels to these people one could see tears in their eyes because they are so appreciative and thankful. These interactions are ones which motivate and inspire him to continue helping those in need.
He donated a car to Life Vision Society in 2017 for a free transport service for those who find it difficult to get to medical appointments. This could be due to reasons such as the inability to drive, immobility, financial restrictions or being unable to access transport.
His upcoming project called Food Rescue is focused on volunteers picking up and distributing surplus, harvested and cosmetically imperfect food. This project is focused on improving and creating a better understanding of food waste and its environmental impacts. Food waste creates a big carbon footprint and has negative effects on society.
Mr. Rahal is a happily married person with 3 children. In his opinion education plays a major role in life, it makes you self-reliant, gives you confidence and self-respect.
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