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American Sikhs in Baltimore Gurdwara felicitated BJP leaders Jolly & Rathode
New Delhi (2nd Sep 2014): The American Sikh community in Maryland, USA accorded a grand reception to visiting BJP leaders from India Shri Vijay Jolly Convenor Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) and Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore Indian Member of Parliament at Baltimore Gurdwara . During the 12 days tour , BJP leaders visited 10 major US cities of Los Angles, Dallas Texas, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Cherry Hills, Maryland & Washington DC. They addressed large gatherings of Indian American who loudly cheered the new BJP Govt. of India led by Prime Minister Hon'ble Narendra Modi. It was a whirlwind tour for NAMO 28th Sep New York program in USA. The Indian leaders after their hectic US tour returned back home today morning.
OFBJP Convenor Shri Vijay Jolly conveyed the warm good-wishes of All India BJP President Hon'ble Amit Shah and Indian Prime Minister Hon'ble Narendra Modi to the large assembled gathering of Sikhs at the Baltimore Gurdwara.
The American Sikh leaders promised to attend the New York program at Madison Garden on Sunday 28th Sep 2014 and hear the address by Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. This program is being organised by Indian American Community Foundation.
BJP leaders Mr Jolly & Col. Rathore were honoured with Saropa's and momentos at the Baltimore Gurdwara. A memorandum addressed to Indian PM demanded action against the culprits who participated in the 1984 Sikh genocide in India. Concerns were loudly expressed over the fact that despite 30 years having passed and the culprits still roaming freely has deeply hurt the sentiments of Sikhs throughout the World. There was a loud chorus “Bole So Nihal- Sat Sriya Kaal”. BJP leaders Vijay Jolly & Col Rajyavardhan Rathore addressed the Sikh sangat and assured speedy redressal of their genuine demands including visa & passport renewal of asylees in USA.
This welcome of BJP leaders at a US Sikh Community Gurdwara, is a first of its kind and assumes special significance since in the past several Congress leaders were denied this honor. This reflects the renewed confidence & faith of Sikh community in the leadership of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi claimed OFBJP leader Shri Jolly.
The Baltimore Sikh Community program was organised by Sardar Jasdip (Jesse) Singh-Chairman South Asian Democratic Caucus of Maryland, Sardar Baljinder Singh-Chairman Sikh Association of Baltimore, Sardar Hari Singh-President Baltimore Singh Sabha Gurdwara and Sardar Gurcharan Singh-President World United Guru Nanak Foundation. Sardar Satpal Singh Brar President Shiromani Akali Dal, USA also spoke on the occasion. Specially present on the occasion were Shri Atma Singh- OFBJP US Convenor Punjabi Affairs along with OFBJP US Past President Shri Adapa Prasad and US Punjabi Women leader Dr Anju Preet Malhotra etc.
Earlier at another Community Over Reach program leading US Senator Mr Mark R. Brunner, Co Chair of Senate India Caucus and Mrs Aruna Miller, Maryland Delegate & MLA termed " PM Modi -A- Rock Star " in the august presence of BJP leaders Mr Jolly & Col. Rathore, DCM in Indian Embassy Mr Taranjit Singh Sandhu, prominent US businessmen, media journalists, social and community leaders at a Luncheon organised at Diva restaurant in Maryland by renowned Dr Sudhir Sekhsaria of Punjabi origin.