OTAWA, Ontario, Can: The Sikhs of Ottawa celebrated Vaisakhi Day on April 24, 1988, at Gurdwara Sahib (Ottawa Sikh Society) 25 Gurdwara Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In the early morning hours, eighteen people took “Amrit”. Their names are as follows:
- Ajit Singh; Bibi Surinder Kaur; S. Ram Saroop Singh; Bibi Shanta Kaur; S. Kuldip Singh; Bibi Jaswinder Kaur; S. Harchand Singh; Bibi Mohinder Kaur; S. Jhalman Singh; Bibi Charanjit Kaur; S.Jagjit Bibi Malkiat Kaur; S. ‘Bhagat Singh; Bibi Kulwinder Kaur; Bibi Satwant Kaur; S. Babu Singh; Bibi Satwant Kaur Montreal; and S. Amardeep Singh Montreal.
In addition nine children took Amrit Chulas.
The Amrit Sanchar Jatha was represented by: Bhai Pashora Singh, Bhai Ujjal Singh, Bhai Jaidev Singh, Bhai Jassa Singh, Bhai Balbir Singh, Bhai Chobdar Singh, Bhai Harjinder Singh and Bhai Kirpal Singh Ji.
This Amrit Sanchar has happened due to “Apar Kirpa” of the Akal Purakh and Shaheeds of Saka Akal Takht Sahib (1984).
This is the first time in history that Amrit Sanchar in Ottawa was performed although there were about 25 Amritdhari Sikhs in Ottawa before this day. Ottawa Sikh Society’s secretary, Ramsaroop Singh and Vice-President Kuldeep Singh were responsible for organizing this occasion. The Khalsa brotherhood in Ottawa will have a beneficial effect upon this area’s Sikhs who are generally under the influence of the Government of India and would do anything to please the anti-Sikh politicians and others just for a handshake with a local politician or some Indian agent.
(REPORT BY BALBIR SINGH)
Article extracted from this publication >> May 13, 1988