SGPC TAKES UP ISSUE OF AWARENESS.....
SGPC TAKES UP ISSUE OF AWARENESS ABOUT SIKH SYMBOLS WITH UK MP
Amritsar July 31:
SGPC member Kiranjot Kaur took up the issue of greater awareness campaign in United Kingdom on Sikh religious symbols, to prevent discriminations with members of Sikh community there with visiting UK MP for communities and local bodies Hazel Blears.
Blears was here on Wednesday heading a 4-member British delegation including Neil O' Connor, Deputy Director Preventing Extremism Division, Azhar Ali, Senior Communities Advisor, Mark Tethick, Manager, Preventing Extremism Division and Iona Thomas, Private Secretary.The UK MP arrived here after a two-day tour of Pakistan via the Attari Wagah joint check post in the morning.
Talking to mediapersons Blears said, "This is my first visit to India and I have met, listened and responded to a wide range of people from varied communities on this Asia tour. UK ties with India are strong and interaction with Indian counterparts will further cement the bonds between our countries." Adding that similar to India, Britain too has a diverse society.
Appreciating the heterogeneous social fibre in India, she said Britain had a long history of benefiting from the talents and contributions of people from different backgrounds. "Different communities have been fundamental to our success. We are working to ensure that British communities from all walks of life get along harmoniously, towards this end, first hand interaction with varied communities in their own settings can give better insight into their ethos. "She commented.
After paying obeisance at the golden temple where Blears was honoured by Rajinder Mehta, Kiranjot Kaur and Harbeant Singh, executive member, member and general secretary respectively, the British MP also visited the Jallianwala Bagh. The delegation left for New Delhi and have a two-day tour of Bangladesh .The delegation would meet Indian Union Ministers and community representatives in Delhi.