Awards given to Parvasi
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Best Punjabi Weekly Newspaper award given to Parvasi Media Group
In year 2015, Parvasi was awarded Best Punjabi Weekly Newspaper Award on the basis of survey done by 35 Senior Clubs.
Peel Regional Police’s Best Ethnic Media Award was given to Parvasi consecutively for two years in 2006 and 2007.
In year 2007 Parvasi was again awarded Best Ethnic Media Award for a story ‘ Punjabi Underworld’. The story highlights the problem of rising gang war and violence in second generation of Punjabi youth in GTA region. This story was done by a team of reporters and social analysts comprising of Tarvinder Ubhi, Raj Jhajj, Balkar Singh Bajwa, Dr Jaswinder Sandhu and Gurbax Singh Bhandal.
Award in 2006 was given on a Parvasi Report that highlights the problem of Poppy Husk. Poppy Husk is not enlisted in banned drug items as per the Canadian Anti-Drug laws. But in Punjabi community Poppy ( Dode) is among the highly used drug items. Opium is derived from poppy plants. After the Parvasi story highlighted this loophole in Canadian laws, Canadian agencies took note of this to deal the issue in their anti-drug comaigns. This story was done by a young and talented journalist Tarvinder Ubhi. The story was chosen as the Best Ethnic Media news story of year 2006 by Peel Region Police.