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BREAKING: Sikh Youth Slate Wins Surrey Gurdwara Election!

Monday 24th of November 2008 Panthic Weekly News Bureau Surrey, BC - In a historic decision by the Sikh Community of British Columbia, the Sikh Youth slate has been elected to the management committee of Gurdwara Sahib Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Surrey, BC.

The Sikh Youth slate of Amardeep Singh with 18 Amritdhari GurSikh members, many of them university students who were born and raised in Canada, won by a resounding margin.

In an official statement on thier web site, the Sikh Youth slate stated:

"The members of Guru Nanak Sikh Temple, Surrey, BC have loudly declared their support for ushering in an era of groundbreaking change and reunion in the Sikh Community of British Columbia by electing the Sikh Youth slate to the management committee of one of North America's largest historic Gurdwaras.

The entire Sikh Youth campaign wishes to express our heartfelt congratulations to the global Sikh community on this historic achievement which will close divides in our community and create new paths for peace and prosperity for our youth. We could not have accomplished this victory without the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers, campaign staff, and the community who supported us throughout.

With the blessings of God and the Guru, we pledge to serve the entire community with honesty, integrity, universal love and a commitment to the truth."

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This is major acheivement, this gurdwara is main gurdwara and old gurdwara in surrey. Sangat before was divided into two factions created by media, politics - moderates, fundamentalist. Sangat of surrey, BC have clearly choose Sikh Youth Slate as their voice, it was peaceful election with no hera pheri. Now hopefully with sikh youth comitee things will change, they anticipate to bring both factions under - One Guru Panth Nishan Sahib.

here some of coverage from media:

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/C...ishColumbiaHome

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/C...81124/20081124/

And from blogs:

http://mapleleafsikh.blogspot.com/2008/11/...-at-surrey.html

ps note: Now Sri Guru Nanak Sikh Temple Surrey joins the first gurdwara - Sukh Sagar, New WestMinister, BC which are also run by sikh youths.

We hope to see more and more gurdwaras run and managed by sikh youth gursikhs. Time for Change.

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