NEW YORK—To tackle serious issues emerged in front of the Sikh community, an announcement to constitute an international Sikh body named World Sikh Parliament was made in Birmingham last year. As per the direction of Akal Takht Jathedar Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara, invitations to renowned Sikh personalities, Sikh organizations and management committees of worldwide Gurdwaras were sent so that constructive steps could be taken as per consensus of worldwide Sikhs.
A two days convention was organized by the 15 member coordination committee of World Sikh Parliament in New York on March 3 & 4, which witnessed a flood of Sikh activists from all the world. Sikh leaders from Australia, New Zealand, Punjab, India, Germany, Netherland, Italy, Canada and USA shared their valuable views in this convention. Serious discussions continued for near about six hours on March 3 as well as on March 4.
An announcement to constitute 15 member committee of World Sikh Parliament in Punjab on Vaisakhi was made in this convention.
Advocate Amar Singh Chahal, who was specially invited in this convention, read the message of Akal Takht Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara in support of the World Sikh Convention. Jathedar Hawara extended wishes from the core of his heart for the success of this convention and hoped for constitution of World Sikh Parliament at the earliest.
USA based S. Swaranjit Singh, S. Daljit Singh, Dr. Pritpal Singh (Stockton), Dr. Amarjit Singh, S. Kuldeep Singh, S. Karnail Singh (Richmond Hill), Dr. Shamsher Singh, Dr. Hardam Singh Azad, S. Hardial Singh (United Sikhs), S. Gurdev Singh Mann, Bibi Sarabjit Kaur, Bibi Gurmeet Kaur, S. Beant Singh, S. Baljinder Singh Seattle, S. Narinder Singh Virginia, S. Jasjit Singh Khalsa, S. Sampuran Singh Houston, S. Jaswant Singh Hothi etc. also attended this convention.
Advocate Amar Singh Chahal, Bhai Surinder Singh, Dr. Gurdarshan Singh, S. Jasbir Singh (President, Italy Sikh Council), Bhai Sukhwinder Singh Nagoke, Prof. Harpal Singh, Bhai Sukhrajwinder Singh Australia, Bhai Kuldeep Singh, Bhai Sham Singh, S. Maninder Singh, S. Daljinder Singh, S. Kuldeep Singh Canada, S. Bhagat Singh Bhandal, S. Kulvir Singh, S. Dupinderjit Singh UK, S. Jagjit Singh, S. Jagbir Singh, S. Jaswinder Singh Holland, S. Gurcharan Singh Goraya (Germany), S. Narinder Singh etc. laid stress on the of need of a sovereign Sikh state. They said that the right wing Hindu bodies were oppressing the minorities in India and the constitution of World Sikh Parliament in this situation will act as a source of light.
Bhai Dupinderjit Singh UK and Bhai Jaswinder Singh Holland announced the names of 13 members of UK and names of 14 members of Europe respectively.
Bhai Himmat Singh USA informed the convention attendees on this occasion that the total count of members of World Sikh Parliament has now reached to 94.
Giani Ram Singh Ji Damdami Taksal, Former Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Bhai Satnam Singh Khanda, Bhai Joga Singh, Bhai Manpreet Singh (Satkar Committee Vancouver), Bhai Ranjit Singh Sarai, Bhai Amrik Singh Sahota (Council of Khalistan, U.K), Bhai Atinderpal Singh, Advocate Navkiran Singh, J.S. Ahluwalia, S. Baljit Singh Khalsa, S. Jasdev Singh (Member, Supreme Council Fremont) and several other renowned Sikh activists sent their warm wishes in written for the success of this convention.Sikh24 Editors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org