NRI Sikhs delegation met Mr. Ravi, Union Minister at Seattle, for
Kartar Pur Sahib Marg issue
Los Angeles, California, November 27, 2008
US NRI Sikh delegation, led by Sarbjit Singh Mann,
met Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Shri Vayalar Ravi
at Seattle during his recent trip to USA. He was apprised of the
sentiments of Sikh Coomunity living in India and abroad about Kartar
Pur Sahib Marg. [free access] to Gurdwara Kartar Pur Sahib in Pakistan
which is only 3 KM from international border.
Union Minister says Kartar Pur Sahib Marg is genuine
demand of Sikhs. He will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
and Foreign Minister Parnab Mukherjee to convey sentiments of Overseas
(NRIs) Sikhs worldwide
Shri Vayalar Ravi, Minister promised to take up matter
of Kartar Pur Sahib Marg with Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
immediately and he felt it should not be a problem for India Government
to accept this genuine demand of Sikh community. Sikh delegation
also thanked Minister for building airport at Naded [ Hazoor Sahib]
and spending 300 crore rupees for development of the city.
Minister was informred about ‘’ 20 Million Signature
Campaign ‘’launched by Overseas Sikh Community.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji passed on Guru Gaddi to Bhai Lehna who became
Guru Angad Dev Ji. Guru Nanak dev ji left for heavenly abode after
spending 17 years of his life at Kartar Pur Sahib. Muslims , Hindu
and Sikhs all go to worship at this place.
Community representatives were thankful to S. Inder Singh of Los
Angeles for facilitating this meeting.