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Gateway to Sikhism


22nd July


1685 Foundation stone of Paonta Fort laid by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
1923 Subedar Amar Singh of Dhaliwal, a military pensioner and a member of the SGPC was arrested.
1984 Santa Singh, Jathaedar Budha Dal, expelled from Khalsa Panth.
1984 Regional Conference in Toronto.

Regional conference was held at Toronto. The attack on the Golden Temple by the Indian army struck teh Sikh world like a thunderbolt. All shades of Canadian Sikhs came together at the desecration of teh supreme emblem of their faith. Because of the shoartge of time, the Sikh institution's executives decided to take the Canadian Sikhs into immediate confidence on the kind of action required. This was done by holding regional conferences at Kamloops and Toronto. The Kamloops conference was attended by representatives of all Sikh Societies from Western. While the Toronto Conference was attended by the socities of the eastern region. The Calgary Sikh Society, which was not on good terms with the federation, provided unqualified support for any action the Federation recommended.

Nelson A. Riss, the Members of parliament from Kamloops, addressed the conference and it was here that general J.S. Bhullar from India made the first appearence on the Canadian scene.

The Conference recommended: that the Federation will work to establish a Sikh homeland; that the damaged Akal Takhat should be left unrepaired to remind Sikhs of the desecration by Government of India, and the decision to carry repairs should be left to the Panth; that Canadian Sikhs boycott all functions of the Indian diplomatic missions; that media, especially ethnic media which published anti-Sikh material, should be warned suitably to desist from harming the Sikh community; and that a trust-fund be established to provide pensions to the next of kin of the martyrs. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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