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Congrats, D.M.P.N for Dato Markend Joshi

posted 24 Oct 2010, 18:50 by GujaratiSamajPenang   [ updated 24 Dec 2010, 00:19 ]
Our Samaj is highly honoured to have among its past presidents, Dato Markend Joshi, DMPN,DSPN, PKT, JP, who recently was conferred the
  • Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri (D.M.P.N) 

which is the upper class of Datos in the State of Penang. 

Dato Markend Dalpatram Joshi is actively involved in business as well as in social and welfare organizations.  He is concurrently the President of the Council of Dato’ Dato’ Penang as well as the President of the Council of Justices of the Peace (JP), Penang. 

 He has held positions in various bodies, namely:- 

  1. President of the Malaysian Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Penang for a record 3 terms (1993-1999),
  2. President of Gujarati Seva Samaj, Penang (1997-1998),
  3. Chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association of the Convent Primary School (1991-1996),
  4. Co-Chairman of the “Save the Convent Light Street Building Fund” (1994-1996),
  5. Vice President of the Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (1989-1999),
  6. Honorary Secretary of the Sri Kunj Bihari Temple, Penang (1992-1997),
  7. Vice President of the National Chamber of Commerce & Industry Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (1989-1999),
  8. Exco Member of the National Council of Justices of the Peace, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (since 2003),
  9. Trustee of the Malaysian Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Penang.

Dato’ Markend Joshi has been appointed to the Board of Visiting Justices to the Penang Prisons since 1989 and as a Commissioner of the Hindu Endowments Board, Penang since 2009. 

He is also a Life Member of the Ramakrishna Ashram, Penang, Brahmin Association of Malaysia, Wadda Sikh Gurdwara, Penang and the Sanathan Dharam Sabha (Shiv Temple), Taiping. 

For his various contributions and excellent services the Penang State Government appointed him  a Justice of the Peace (JP) for the State of Penang in 1989, awarded the Pingkat Kelakuan Terpuji (PKT) in 1995 and the “Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri” (DSPN) which carries the title of Dato’ in 1998.  

In July this year (2010) he was conferred the Upper Class award of “Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri” (DMPN) which also carries the title of Dato’. 

Dato’ Markend  Joshi born in Georgetown, Penang is the Chairman & Managing Director of Diamex Holdings Sdn Bhd, Diamex Sdn Bhd, and Parekh & Co.