Bill Text: VA SR152 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Commending Sunil Singh.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2019-02-23 - Bill text as passed Senate (SR152ER) [SR152 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-SR152-Enrolled.html

Commending Sunil Singh.


Agreed to by the Senate, February 23, 2019


WHEREAS, Sunil Singh has made many contributions to the Commonwealth as a hardworking business leader; and

WHEREAS, Sunil Singh was born in Odra, India, where he later earned a degree in agricultural engineering and pursued a successful career in New Delhi; and

WHEREAS, Sunil Singh immigrated to the United States in 1994 with $200 in his pocket and a dream to have a better life for his wife and children; in his early years in this country, he held three to four jobs at a time, often working over 16 hours a day in order to provide a better life and future for his family; and

WHEREAS, through Sunil Singh's diligence, perseverance, and commitment, he was able to acquire a struggling Papa John's franchise in 2002; by 2017, he had expanded the franchise to 56 stores; along the way he also invested in other businesses such as residential properties, a day care, and a Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise; and

WHEREAS, Sunil Singh is also committed to community service as a highly involved member of the Rajput Association of North America, National Council of Asian Indian Associations, and the India Community Center; during the visit of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States, he was a key coordinator for events with Indian leaders; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate of Virginia, That Sunil Singh hereby be commended for the many contributions he has made to the Commonwealth as a hardworking business leader; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Sunil Singh as an expression of the Senate of Virginia's admiration for his personal and professional achievements.