- Lord Diljit Rana of UK elected president of GOPIO Mr. Rana is a British politician and member of the House of Lords.In 1966, he was awarded MBE for his contribution to the economic regeneration of the city of Belfast through the development of hotels, restaurants, .
businessman Lord Daljit Rana to setup a University at Punjab-
Lord Diljit Rana, House of Lords
(upper house of Parliament UK) and Vice President of Global
Organization of People of Indian origin today met the Chief
Secretary Punjab Mr. S.C. Agarwal and offered to setup a
University at Sanghol in district Fatehgarh Sahib supported.................Read
- In 1963, he immigrated to England from Punjab
- He is a successful property developer, hotelier
- He is president of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce
- He is director of Andras House, is a leading figure in
the Indian community in Northern Ireland.
- He is India's honorary consul in Belfast.
- In 1966, he was awarded MBE for his contribution to the
economic regeneration of the city of Belfast through the
development of hotels, restaurants, fashion shops and modern
- He has set up a charitable trust of Rs.50 million for
a school and a college named Taxila, in his native village
Sanghol, near Chandigarh, India.
- The University conferred an honorary doctorate on Mr.
Rana who led a delegation of academics from the university
to India to explore educational partnerships and help develop
university links between India and Northern Ireland.
- He received an Honorary Doctorate from Bengal Engineering
and Science University in West Bengal in November, 2008.
Diljit Singh Rana, Baron Rana was borne i 1938. He is a British
politician and member of the House of Lords.