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Inaugural Sikh Professionals Convention Coming To Toronto

The 2018 Sikh Professionals Convention will be held from July 12-15, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Canada.  Over 200 out-of-town and 150 local Sikh professionals are expected to be in attendance.

The event will feature high-profile speakers including:

  • Gurbir Singh Grewal, Attorney General, State of New Jersey

  • Mohanbir Singh Sawhney, McCormick Foundation Professor of Technology, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Ravinder Singh Bhalla, Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey

  • Paramjit Kaur Matharu, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase

  • Ruby Sahota, MP for Brampton North

  • Gurratan Singh, MPP for Brampton East

  • Prabmeet Sarkaria, MPP for Brampton South

  • Inni Kaur, CEO of Sikh Research Institute

“The mission of the Convention is to amplify the ability of Sikh professionals Continue reading “Inaugural Sikh Professionals Convention Coming To Toronto”

ANNUAL SIKH REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY HONOURS CANADIAN SOLDIERS

Minister of National Defence, Harjit Singh Sajjan delivers keynote address

KITCHENER, ON – The annual Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony was held on, Sunday, November 5 at the military grave of Canadian World War I hero, Private Buckam Singh in Kitchener Ontario. This year, chief guests included Canada’s Minister of National Defence, The Hon. Harjit Singh Sajjan and Major-General Simon Hetherington, Commander Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre Headquarters.

Almost 300 people including Canadian Forces soldiers, cadets, police officers, Royal Canadian legionnaires, veterans and elected officials from all levels of government gathered for the ceremony, weathering the rain at the only military grave in Canada of a Sikh soldier from the world wars.

Defence Minister Sajjan observed that it was 1914 when the ship Komagata Maru and its 300 South Asian passengers were turned away from Canada by force, yet one year later Buckam Singh enlisted in 1915. “It just goes to show the dedication he had for Canada, for doing the right thing and for a sense of service.”

“We owe our gratitude and our prosperity to the giants who give their lives for this country. Pvt. Buckam Singh is representative of all those who have served not only in the past but of those who are serving today. Pvt. Buckam Singh and all those who gave everything for us gave us a gift – a gift of freedom, a gift of prosperity,” remarked Minister Sajjan. Continue reading “ANNUAL SIKH REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY HONOURS CANADIAN SOLDIERS”