A Slough entrepreneur has been recognised for his business achievements and charitable work supporting community events at a ceremony on 5 February.

Tejinder Sekhon is a self-made entrepreneur, primarily working as a property developer alongside philanthropic work both in the local community. He has previously pledged his support to several projects locally, including local libraries, Slough Sports Club, first step football, Heartfulness and the Gatka the Sikh martial art tournaments.

In India, Tej helps to organise medical camps in rural parts of Punjab where people don't have access to modern medical facilities. Last year, he organised approximately 500 cataract operations in his home State of Punjab.

He has also done a lot of work for the education and health of people from Kalahandi, an extremely depraved area in Odisha, an eastern State in India. Recently he helped to rehabilitate prisoners in Kalahandi by paying their fines subsequently giving them a chance to reform.

Tej also heads the Indian Chamber of Entrepreneurs. As the President of this organisation he has done several projects to mentor young people from Indian diaspora. He believes in being economically self-sufficient and financially independent and thus wants the youngsters to become job givers than job seekers.

Mr Sekhon said: “I was touched with this recognition by the Lord Mayor of Slough Mr Harmohinder Pal Singh Sohal. It was one of the proud moments of my life to be recognized by the first member of the Slough Borough Council where my journey began in the UK.

“My upbringing made me realize the importance of helping people who need it without mentioning it because action speaks ten thousand words.”