Mohinder Singh Chana was an active Ramgarhia and was well
established in Nairobi as a plumbing contractor. In 1960 his family
and he moved back to his home village in India (Chachrarhi, Dist
Jalandhar) where he started the manufacturing of tractor parts. In
1975 he migrated to England, UK with his family and finally settled
at Vancouver, Canada
S. Balbir Singh Chana is man familiar with changes. He got his
primary education from Ramgarhia School, Phagwara. He then moved to
England with his family and successfully completed his diploma in
Technology, and took courses in Telecommunications. In 1977 he
joined the British Telecom company as a maintenance technician. He
later moved to Canada and joined his fathers construction business.
Today Balbir and his family live in
BC. Canada. As an established property developer Balbir, along
with his brothers, Tejinder Singh Chana and Taranjit Singh Chana,
develops industrial and commercial properties, under the Chana Group
Enterprises Ltd. title. Projects developed by Chana Group are
recognized as Chana Place, Chana Plaza, Chana Complex, Chana
Business Center, Chana Industrial Park, etc. Chana Group also
constructed a Hindu Mandir and many other prominent buildings.
Chana Group is also a member of the Indo-Canadian Business
Association and over the pass 5 years has presented scholarships to
a number of students.
1990 Balbir became a lifetime member of the Canadian Ramgarhia
Society of BC. In 2000 he was elected vice president of the
society. Till date he serves the society as vice president and
is popular among the people as a sober, simple and gentle person.
is not interested to get a designation by his name. He always wanted
to serve as a true soldier of Ramgarhiakom. The new Gurudwara is
also the hard work of his farsightedness. He regularly contributes
his time and money for the upliftment of Ramgarhias. Currently he is
working to construct a beautiful building (area 21000 sq. ft) of the
newest Ramgarhia Gurudwara, in Surrey BC.