Toronto Ont. Canada. Punjab Govt, stresses the need to strengthen emotional bonds with( NRP”s) Non Resident Punjabis, during the Punjab NRI Conference to be held in Bath Castle Jullundur and Khalsa Heritage Complex, in Anandpur Sahib. Sukhbir Badal reviewed the arrangements himself for the 2 day Punjab NRI Divas, slated for January 10, 11, 2014. The Punjab Government has sent invitations to over 1000 Groups, NGO’s Non Resident Media, including from Press, Punjabi Radios, TV Chnnels and NRI Websites.
Special helpdesks of Punjab Police, Revenue and other concerned departments have been instructed to hold communication to readdress the grievances of NRI’s. NRI Privilege card online website is the highlight of this annual conference, requesting feedback and Punjab Government’s desire to publish a comprehensive Punjab NRI directory of NRI’s residing in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Malayasia, Singapore, Italy, Norway, Argentina, Brazil, Iran, Pakistan, Nepal, Tanzania, Kenya, Afghanistan and other countries of the world.
Indian Overseas Congress, held its first meeting to discuss participation in India’s Parvasi Divas in New Delhi , Punjab NRI Sammelan in Jullundur and Punjab Chapter of Indian Overseas Congress, Chairman Jaswinder Singh Baath, brought to the attention of IOC Executive, Punjab Govt., has erroneously sent Invitations to Agents of Khalistan, ISI, who belong to Punjab, are NRI’s, with USA, Canada, UK, Pakistan and Australia passports. “Punjab Govt., has invited Anti-India NRI’s, without involving the Ministry of External Affairs, or the Home Minister of India”, which needs to be investigated immediately, due to the outfall of Jagmeet Singh Dhaliwal MPP ,(NDP) Toronto, denial of Visa by India Government and House arrest of Gurmej Singh Gill of Khalistan in Vancouver B.C.”, said Baath.
Punjab Canada Foundation President Inder Singh, has written a letter to India Home Minister Sushil Shinde, to request Punjab Home Minister Sukhbir Badal and DGP Punjab, to review the Invitations extended to NRP’s, to evade further embarassement to the Govt. of Punjab and India.
IOC President Vikram Bajwa, endorsed a resolution to Boycott the Punjab NRI Conference in Jullundur, if Sukhbir Badal does not review the Invitations, sent by Punjab Govt., saying ” we do not wish to sit with Anti-India forces, in Punjab, where they are responsible for Mumbai Attacks 26/11 and separation of Punjab and India”. “None of the Invitations extended by Punjab Govt., were reviewed by Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid or the Home Minister ,DGP of Punjab”, said Journalist Ramesh Seth of Washington Times.