Papneja, whose family migrated from Bhatti Chak near Gujranwala in Pakistan to India during the Partition, is known as one of the most successful dentists in Canada. He is equally well-known for promoting education among India’s underprivileged rural children through the concept of student hostels.
Papneja who came to Toronto in 1981 said, “We carry out the mission of educating poor rural students in India through our non-profit AIM for Seva, Canada. Seva has chapters in many western countries. We started the Toronto chapter in 2002 and every year we organize fundraisers for our mission in India,” says Papneja who runs his Axis Dental Group in the Indian-dominated city of Brampton on the outskirts of Toronto.
Over the years, Papneja’s non-profit body has raised over $6.6 million for building student hostels for poor rural students in India.
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