Celebration of Life Ceremony – S. Budh Singh Dhahan – Sunday June 3rd at Khalsa Diwan Society in Vancouver

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the Celebration of Life Ceremony of Sardar Budh Singh Dhahan (December 5, 1925 – April 20, 2018) scheduled to take place in Vancouver this Sunday.

Sunday June 3rd
10:00 am- 12:00 noon
Khalsa Diwan Society
The Sikh Temple
8000 Ross Street, Vancouver
(Northwest corner of South East Marine Drive and Ross Street)

Budh Singh Dhahan passed away peacefully on April 20, 2018 in Nawanshahar, Punjab, India but his vision lives on in Canada and India. A visionary bridge builder among diverse cultural and religious groups, he demonstrated his skills as an international collaborator in education and healthcare, and a prosperity and peace maker. He turned his idealism and vision into reality by mobilizing groups and communities to cooperate on initiatives that brought about lasting change.’

Uddari stands by his wife Kashmir Kaur Dhahan, and children: Harinder Kaur, Raghbir Kaur (Bachittar Singh Jawanda), Manjit Kaur (Ajit Singh Thandi), Barjinder (Barj) Singh (Rita Janet Dhahan), and Kuljinder Kaur (Gurtek Singh Shoker); his fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

View Obituary
Sign the Guest Book
More information
View in Punjabi PDF
Budh Singh Dhahan – Obituary – Indo-Canadian Times
Contact the Family
Barj S. Dhahan: bdhahan@sandhurstgroup.ca

May 23: Komagatamaru Arrived in Vancouver

Gurdit Singh and others on Komagata Maru, Vancouver July 1914

Ninety four years back, on May 23, 1914, Komagatamaru arrived in Vancouver from India carrying 376 passengers. They had come from one British colony to another, and they were made to suffer atrocities by the colonizers at both ends.

Komagatamaru Plaque Vancouver, 14 May 1990Komagatamaru Plaque Vancouver, 14 May 1990

Today is to remember the sacrifices made by Baba Gurdit Singh and other passengers; the support given to the passengers by the Sikh community of British Columbia, and by Vancouver’s Khalsa Diwan Society.

Komagatamaru Play. Leaflet. London,1983. Amarjit Chandan CollectionLeaflet of a play on Komagatamaru, London1983. (Amarjit Chandan Collection)

It also is a harsh reminder of the violent and racist methods and policies of British Canadian government in Vancouver and British Indian government in Calcutta that caused lifelong hardship, disease and death to innocent people.

From our history, it is one of the more painful lessons in courage and perseverance.

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