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Harvin Dhillon

Harvin Dhillon, president of the Victorian Sikh Association (VSA), was born in Malaysia, and migrated to Australia in 1985.

An active member of the Victorian Indian Community since arriving in Australia, he joined the VSA in 1988. In 2007, Harvin was presented with a Community Award from the Victorian Sikh Welfare Council.

In March 2010, VSA, with Harvin as president, held the inaugural Australian Friendship Games by using sport to bring the community together. The same year, Harvin was also chosen to run the Queen’s Baton Relay in Melbourne.

In December 2010, Harvin selflessly donated his kidney to his wife Sharon. Since then he has been raising awareness for organ donation in the Indian community.

Harvin has worked with many local, state and federal ministers to raise money and awareness, not only for the Sikh community, but also the Indian community in Melbourne.

In April 2013, VSA lead the collaboration of three other local leading Sikh community sports associations to jointly host the 26th Australian Sikh Games in Melbourne. The event saw 35,000 people from tens of cities and regions across Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and England come together to celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship, friendship and the Punjabi culture in Melbourne.

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