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Sarbjit Mann, Philanthropist, entrepreneur and Secretary of Kartar Pur Sahib Marg, California


NRI Sarbjit Mann's trip to India became worthwhile when Mukherjee announced access to Kartar Pur Sahib


Los Angeles, July 18, 2008
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For the Sikhs, the birth place of Guru Nanak, The Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahib is of utter importance as Mecca for Mohammad Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib as the final resting place for the spiritual journey of The Great Guru “Guru Nanak”, is incredibly so much revered as Medina for the Mohammad Sahib. For the past six month, Sarbjit Mann was working with KartarPur Sahib Marg organization in California to get open access to Kartar Pur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.... (Click here for information)

Four weeks back, he went to India and issued statements about KartarPur Sahib Marg organization and its activities.
Ajit, Spokesman, Hindustan Times, Punjabi tribune covered our story about 20 million signature campaign launched by KartarPur Sahib Marg organization through Internet and by mailing petitions to about 480 Gurdwara's throughout the world....Click for Adv. sample in Ajit

On June 28, 2008, Shri Parnab Mukerji, foreign Minister of India announced that Government of India is fully aware and alive to the sanctity and significance of the issue and the Government of India has already taken up the matter in full detail with its Pakistani counterpart for link between the holy city of Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan and Dera Baba Nanak in India

Mr. Mann spoke to Mr. Kuldip Singh Wadala (the president of the Kartarpur Langha Committee) and was very impressed with their signature campaign and even remarked that efforts by NRI Sikhs will be more fruitful and both India and Pakistan Governments will pay attention to NRI's efforts. Mann also thanked Mr. Wadala for his leading efforts for the past 8 years towards achievement of corridor to KartarPur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan. Kuldeep Singh Wadala, said: It would be a dream come true. We have been struggling for many years to get this corridor and wish that the visit of External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee will bring fruit.

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Sarbjit Mann visited Dera Baba Nanak and was impressed with the viewing stand built by BSF and local sanagt. He was informed by BSF personnel that about 500-600 visitors come daily to view KartarPur Sahib Gurdwara with Telescopes provided by BSF. He took pictures of Viewing stand and Kartar Marg built on Indian side.

A gate is under construction at the entry of Kartar Pur Marg in Dera Baba Nanak. Construction work is at stand still due to lack of funds. Kartar Pur Sahib Marg organization planning to launch a campaign to collect funds for the completion of this entrance gate to KartarPur Marg.

Sarbjit Mann said Kartar Pur Sahib Marg organization in California is very thankful to Shri Parnab Mukerji, foreign Minister of India for forming feasibility study committee to achieve completion of Kartar Marg. Mukerji also discussed this matter with Mr. Queerish, Pakistan foreign Minister on his visit to New Delhi in June 2008.





Sarbjit Mann, Philanthropist , entrepreneur and
Secretary of
Kartar Pur Sahib Marg, California is working to get open access to Kartar Pur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.

  • He migrated to USA in 1980. Since then he is managing his own business mostly in field of health and medical services. Currently he own group home facilities for medically disabled people.
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    He met president Bush in 1991 in Los Angeles in his meeting with Asian community representatives. He was very pleased to meet a Sikh. I am sure this was first time a local Sikh ever had a meeting with sitting US president.
  • He was founding president of Sikh Gurdwara of Los Angeles. He was elected President of Gurdwara three times.
  • He had attended GOP convention in Houston in 1992 and being a first Sikh to attend that convention, He I was treated respectfully by various party officials like governors, congress men, senators etc. I got tremendous coverage by CNN and other media outlets.