Joginder Singh Receives UAE Golden Visa For Humanitarian Efforts

Dubai-based Indian social worker Joginder Singh Salaria received the UAE’s golden visa on September 20. Joginder, who heads a heavy equipment transport business in Dubai, got the coveted visa stamped on his passport for his humanitarian efforts, Khaleej Times reported.  

After receiving the golden visa, Salaria said he owed ‘everything’ to the leadership and his role model, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  

Through a video, Salaria expressed his gratitude. He said, “I have immense gratitude for the Dubai Police as well. They have been instrumental in supporting my humanitarian efforts.”  

On World Humanitarian Day celebrated on August 18, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum took to Twitter to announce that charity and humanitarian aid workers are eligible for the Golden Visa.

Aiming at helping the needy, Salaria started Pehal Charitable Trust (PCT) Humanity in 2012, setting up the first office in New Delhi. PCT has branches in Punjab, and Salaria made his international debut in 2018 with an opening office in International Humanitarian City (IHC) in 2018.  

The non-profit organisation has been recognised for its charitable efforts several times. It bagged the Guinness World Record in 2019 for organising the ‘longest line of hunger relief packages’ in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan.  

PCT Humanity has been conducting several awareness programmes, flood relief drives and blood donation camps. The organisation has also been providing support to orphanages, widows and senior citizens while meeting the educational requirements of children in need.  

PCT Humanity organises several camps in Dubai in collaboration with the police. It also helps children in Uganda by distributing books, stationery, school uniforms, footwear, etc.  

Salaria set up over 60 hand pumps at a poverty-hit village in Pakistan in 2019. He paid for the air tickets of released prisoners across seven countries to ensure that they reached home.   

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