Sun Foundation

Chairman of the Sun Foundation and its Initiatives

Vikramjit Singh Sahney (born 20 February 1962) also known as VS Sahney, is an Indian entrepreneur, educationist, philanthropist and social activist. He is a passionate Sufi singer for social causes. Vikramjit Sahney is the founder and chairman of Sun International - a leading conglomerate with varied business interests across the globe. Shri Sahney has been conferred with one of the highest civic honour of Padma Shri by the Hon'ble President of India Smt Pratibha Patil for his extraordinary contribution towards the welfare of society at large. He has also been conferred with International Peace Award by the former President of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth in New Delhi.

A true visionary, Vikramjit Sahney is a multifaceted personality, playing many roles with panache. He is a force to reckon with, not just because he is a self made person and having achieved success rising from grass root level by sheer hard work but also because of his charismatic personality that is a motivation for many.

Vikramjit Sahney is the Chairman of the Sun Group with Sun International Pvt. Ltd. (SIPL) as its flagship company and its overseas wholly owned subsidiaries and offices in UAE & South Africa.

In December 1998, Sahney founded Sun Foundation with an objective of empowering underprivileged sections of the society. Since then, the Foundation has been actively involved in fighting various social menaces such as female foeticide, drug abuse, illiteracy, etc. Sun Foundation is a charitable institution established in December 1998 in New Delhi at the initiative of Padma Shri Vikramjit S. Sahney, with the objective of helping and empowering the under privileged sections of society. Since its inception, the Foundation has been engaged in a number of social welfare activities. Primary focus has been to reach out to poor girls/women and disabled youth and empower them through skill development programmes to lead a life of dignity. All training and skill development programmes are extended to the beneficiaries absolutely free of cost.

Sun Foundation’s mission is to empower the under privileged section of our society and to bring about a change in our perception towards ‘giving back’ to our society. With holistic approach, the foundation has created a substantial and lasting change in the lives of women by enabling girls and women through skill development at vocational training centre to create a better future for themselves.

The major initiatives launched by the Foundation are as follows:

  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign
  • Project Surya Kiran
  • Project Taare Zameen Par
  • Project Angels of Sun
  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
  • Baba Baghel Singh Sikh Heritage Multimedia Museum
  • De-addiction and Rehab centres & Campaign Against Drug Abuse
  • Adoption of Farmer-widows’ Cause
  • Baba Baghel Singh Sikh Heritage Multimedia Museum
  • The foundation has also adopted economically weak students of rural areas of Punjab for integrated engineering courses at Punjabi University.