Chicago — The Governing Council of World Sikh Organization met here Sunday. The meeting was presided by S. Didar Singh Bains and was attended by Gen. J.S. Bhullar, Secretary General, and delegates from America, Canada and England. America was represented by S. Karamjit Singh Rai, Jasbir Singh Sethi and S. Sulakhan Singh Dhillon; England was represented by S. Satwant Singh Suman and S. Santokh Singh Dhillon, and Canada was represented by S. Virinder Singh Lamba, S. Raghbir Singh Samag, S. Gian Singh Sandhu and S. Daljit Singh Sandhu.

The council deliberated over urgent organization matters and the delegates approached issues in a constructive and objective manner. S. Didar Singh’s comment after the meeting that “‘it was the most successful and meaningful meeting after the New York convention,’ summed up the role of each member. Gen. Bhullar presented tentative budget proposals for the next year.

The proposals will be formally presented to the elected General Body of the Organization. The election schedules for the National councils of America and Canada were approved. Elections to the National Council of Canada will be held on May 25 and 26 and to the National Council of America on June 22 and 23.

The council decided to hold peaceful demonstrations during Rajiv Gandhi’s forth coming visit to America beginning June 11, 1985. Dr. Gurmit Singh Aulakh will plan and coordinate the program S. Baldev Singh and Dr. Gurcharan Singh would be the conveners of the East Coast and S. Karnail Singh Kahlon and Bibi Gurbax Kahlon would be the conveners of W. Coast.

Two resolutions were formally adopted by the Council. Through a resolution the recent changes in Sikh leadership in Punjab were welcomed and in the second resolution efforts of S. Gian Singh Sandhu in promoting WSO were appreciated and placed on record.

Article extracted from this publication >> May 10, 1985