One of the UK largest labour suppliers company Fortel Owner comes as messiah for poor villagers.
One of the UK largest labour suppliers company Fortel Owner, Surinder Nijjer and his team has financed more than 700 pucca houses in over 24 villages.
For more than two dozen poor villages of Punjab and some 1984 riot victims in Maharashtra, Surinder Nijjer and his team Satbir Singh , Tajinder Singh , Malkit Singh, Satnam Singh , Narrinder Singh, Gurdeep Singh Ahluwalia is a messiah. He has done for them what the government has failed to do, and that too without expecting anything in return, except the satisfaction of helping the needy. The result – they look upon him as God and believe in him as much.
Owner of United Kingdom based construction company fortel owner, Surinder Nijjer a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) hailing from Birmingham in England with his team Satbir Singh , Tajinder Singh , Malkit Singh, Satnam Singh , Narrinder Singh, Gurdeep Singh Ahluwalia has helped thousands of families including those of Dalits, backward classes and the Scheduled Castes in the remotest villages, to get pucca houses. Nijjar has financed more than 700 houses for the poor, and is continuing with his remarkable contribution.
“It all started in 2005, when there were floods in some parts of Punjab. Fortel Owner Mr Nijjar read about them on the Internet. He contacted his relatives in the state, and came to India to survey the situation,” says Lal Singh, the sarpanch of Mardanpur village.
Lal Singh highlights that Nijjar and his team gave money to the displaced villagers and promised them cemented houses, which he got constructed at his own cost. Since then, Fortel Owner Mr. Nijjar has financed scores of such houses for poor villagers.
“Mera kutcha makan taan sara dub gaya si, par Nijjar ji ne mainu pakka ghar de ditta, te mere bete nu mistri da kamm vi dila ditta (my kutcha house had been washed away by the flood, but Nijjar gave me a new cemented one, and also got my son employed as a mason,” says Mahinder Kaur, a Dalit woman in her 70s, residing at Kamikalan village.
Each house that the fortel owner , Surinder Nijjar has got constructed bears a small board, ‘Fortel Aid UK 2007’. “Fortel is the name of his firm in England. Perhaps this is the only praise that he is claiming for his philanthropist deeds,” smiles Kulwinder Singh, a landlord of Ghanaur, who has been helping Nijjar voluntarily for about three years.