Who is Harjinder?
Harjinder is a restaurateur, chocolatier, traveller, foodie, social media influencer, social activist. I have 2 sons. One is 6 and the younger one is 2. Absolutely in love with my wife and kids.
You are a successful businessman and social worker could you tell us a bit about that?
I follow my passions – food and philanthropy. I love my work. I believe that One should be effective and impactful and that’s what I try to be.
You are very much known for your bakeries Belfrance and Hot Breads which is a big favourite with your fans how did this begin?
The family was in the hospitality industry even before I was born. After joining the business, with the global exposure that I had and guidance of the elders, we have innovated and expanded.
You also run the franchise The Yellow Chilli launched by Sanjeev Kapoor how did this happen?
In the year 2000, we started The Yellow Chilli. It is the maiden restaurant of Chef Sanjeev Kapoor in India. It was my father and uncle who convinced the MasterChef to partner with us and open a restaurant.
You have always stepped up when it came to helping the unfortunate and you have helped in events such as Tsunamis, Floods and Earthquakes. You gave clothes, money and items that they needed. Would you class yourself as a Humanitarian?
Yes, I am a humanitarian who believes that the teachings of Sikhism are soaked in humanitarian values. In fact, I will go a step further and say, Sikhism is Humanitarianism.
Have you always been charitable?
I’ve always been someone who likes to contribute and make a difference
I read that you are a religious man and takes our faith seriously. As I follow you on Social Media(huge fan) But you also respect all religions. You were very upset when France wouldn’t let our Sikh’s where their Turbans. You then did a sky jump with your Turban on from Melbourne to raise your voice in favour of our Sikh Religion. What made you decide to do this?
Thank you for your kind words. France 🇫🇷 is beautiful and the French have deep regards for the Sikhs. The Turban ban in Government schools and workplaces in France are indeed unfortunate. I wanted to voice my concern in a positive way so I skydived with the Turban from 14000 feet in St. Kilda, Melbourne.
You are so well respected and have a large Social Media Following, Why do you think this is?
I believe for multiple reasons. For being passionate about social causes to actually spending time and resources to grow my reach on Social Media.
Also do you ever get any negativity in regards to your Social Media? As you are not afraid to talk and raise key topics that some people may think is controversial.
Yes, I do at times but I am mostly non-controversial and positive. Don’t get much hate because I don’t seek it. I focus on the good in the world and aim to expand it through my social media communications
You also update Social Media with any events or issues that are happening all around the world how did you get into doing this?
I only do that to those that I am passionate about.
You also greeted our MP Tan Dhesi for his visit to India, how was that?
What an honour to have hosted the 1st Turbaned Sikh MP in the UK. He makes us so proud. I believe that we have connected to spread goodness around the world and take up humanitarian causes and issues affecting mankind.
You have met a lot of famous people who would you say is your favourite?
Fauja Singh Ji
You are an incredible role model and you continue to inspire people every day, what’s your message?
Focus on the good in others. Love everyone around you.
Any other advice you would like to add?
Stay true to yourself. Discover your passion and live life full out.
Harjinder is such an incredible role model and he his works speaks for itself! Harjinder is a social media influencer I go to his pages to find out what’s going on in the world He is very well respected in our community.
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