This takes the cake. I've heard everything now. Surrey North Member of Parliament, Jasbir Sandhu and the NDP are pushing to get designation of the month of April as Punjabi Heritage Month.
Punjabi's need a stage to showcase their arts, culture and heritage. The Punjabi Community here in Surrey, British Columbia is 125 years old, they argue.
The Punjabi people have contributed greatly to the growth and development of Canada, saying Punjabi pioneers faced extreme hardships in their adopted country. They faced racism, discrimination, abuse and ridicule during the first half of the twentieth century. 700,000 Punjabis now call Canada home.
The first Indo-Canadian elected as a mayor was Punjabi. The first Indo-Canadian elected to the Provincial Legislature was a Punjabi. Not only in politics but Punjabi's have excelled in business, media, technology, education and sports. Surrey, Abbotsford, Calgary, Edmonton, Mississauga and Brampton have become large centres for the Punjabi language and culture. Punjabi is the third most spoken language in Canada, with over 200 communities.
The month of April is already celebrated throughout the world as the month of Vaisakhi. It's one hundred years since the Ghadar Movement, in 1913. Most members are Punjabis, Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims.
A decision may take up to a year.
It will be a nice gesture on the part of the federal government to declare April as Punjabi Heritage Month for
our Freedom Fighters, the community states. The entire Punjabi community would greatly appreciate such a gesture.
What happen to assimilation.
Freedom Fighters isn't that a terrorist organization?
[Islam] is a religion and is a belief system that mandates warfare against unbelievers for the purpose for establishing a societal model that is absolutely incompatible with Western society because media and general government unwillingness to face the sources of Islamic terrorism these things remain largely unknown.
What about the Canadian Indian
As if they haven't had to struggle and as if they haven't fought off racism, discrimination, abuse and ridicule.
Canada give yourself a shake.
I declare the months of Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, and Dec as OLD AGE MONTHS
There must be more than 700,000 old people in Canada. See how far I get.