|Dr. Satish Sikha|
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|Born||August 12, 1971|
Dr. Satish Sikha (born 12 August 1971) is an Indian-born Canadian fashion designer, particularly noted for his Haute Couture designs  In the year 2007, he left fashion designing and started a campaign against Global Warming. On 8 April 2014, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Eco Asia University, Mongolia for his Environmental Services for mankind. His Couture Designs were selected by Canada's high-end department stores Holt Renfrew, often compared to Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue in the United States. He is the founder of Our Foundation and Healthy Kids Happy Kids Foundation, a nonprofit NGO based in Hyderabad, India.
Eco-friendly Silk Cloth
Dr. Sikha started his campaign against global warming in 2007. He started collecting messages of support for the environment on an eco-friendly silk cloth (one yard for each message) from several dignitaries and celebrities. The silk cloth finally became 1.2 kilometers long with messages from approximately 1,263 people which included politicians, film personalities, professors, artists, scientists, musicians, and media personnel. The celebrities who supported his cause include Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan, Indian film actress Kangana Ranaut, Indian cricket player Kapil Dev, former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, Indian politician N. Chandrababu Naidu, Indian businessman Ramoji Rao, Indian ad maker Alyque Padamsee and many others. First Showcase of the eco hand woven green silk fabric was on Arctic Ocean North Pole. File:Green Silk Ribbon.jpg
Our Foundation is a not-for-profit NGO Founded by Dr. Sikha to support underprivileged children across India. Foundation provides every day free food, free clothing, free education and free medical treatment to children in need. On its inception, Miss World Canada Denise Garrido, Miss Universe Bolivia Claudia Arce, Miss Universe Sweden Renate Cerljen, Miss Mongolia Gantogoo Bayarkhuu and Miss Iceland Fanney Ingvarsdóttir along with Femina Miss India Parvathy Omanakuttan, came to a village named Samasthan Narayanpur where they distributed wheelchairs and walkers to fluorine infected physically handicapped people in the village.
- http://www.hr.com/en/communities/leadership/business-tycoon-packs-it-all-in-to-save-the-planet_gd7h06ek.html 17 August 2010.
- http://www.indianexpress.com/news/indian-origin-designers-go-green/746562/4 6 February 2011
- http://www.hindu.com/2011/04/15/stories/2011041555790900.htm 15 April 2011.
- http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2010-11-03/global-warming/28243026_1_bachchans-green-message-global-warming 3 November 2010.
- http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/oct/14/slide-show-1-specials-interview-with-designer-satish-sikha.htm 14 October 2010.