Dr. Senorita Issac Founder Chairperson Human Achievers Foundation and Former General V.K Singh and other dignitories
New Delhi (India), February 15: An evening dinner was hosted by Shaheed Nanak Singh Foundation to celebrate the Memorial lecture. The event was held at India International Center in the Presence of the Minister of State for Civil aviation and Road, Transport and Highways Gen VK Singh, Ravindra Sheoran, Chairman Shaheed Nanak Singh Foundation, Dr. Senorita Issac, Founder Chairperson Human Achievers Foundation, Lord Rami Rangar, Sandeep Marwah and Former Member of Legislative Assembly Vijay Jolly apart from other dignitaries.
Present on this occasion also was Lady Renu Ranger, Padamshrre Bob Blackman MP, Richard Barlaw head of political and bilateral affairs, British High Commission, Sardar Tarlochan Singh, former chairman minority commission, Vineet Nanda, Motivational speaker Shiv Kheda, Advocate Manoj Chauhan, Sandeep Marwah, and many other dignitaries.
“Nanak Singh was a dedicated and spirited citizen who made a phenomenal sacrifice to promote religious tolerance and human freedom. He was jukked in the pre-partition carnage when he was trying to save some students who had organized a peace march against the Partition of the country “said Minister of State for Civil aviation and Road, Transport and Highways Gen VK Singh. He was delivering the Shaheed Nanak Singh Memorial Lecture “Religious tolerance is a prerequisite for a civil society”.
He further said that the freedom struggle was not only a struggle for independence and it was an exercise in building a nation. He added that India was blessed that a set of people of incredible talent and wisdom graced the period marking our struggle. They possessed moral integrity of the highest order; the tallest among them was Mahatma Gandhi. On this occasion, Shaheed Nanak Singh Foundation also conferred Gen VK Singh with the “Soul of India” award
Lord Rami Ranger CBE said that Shaheed Nanak Singh was assassinated by the anti-national forces but he fought for the unity and peace of this nation.
He said Shaheed Nanak Singh stood for India’s unity in 1947 and paid the ultimate price, his life, for opposing the division of India on the basis of religion. He advocated that we must always consider ourselves to be first and foremost Indians and then choose to follow a religion for our peace of mind.
He further said that Shaheed Nanak Singh was driven by a passionate intensity that went beyond the ordinary and many such contributors to the cause of our freedom remain unheralded and obscure.
Also, the chief information officer YK Sinha applauded the role of Shaheed Nanak Singh in India’s unity.
The Chairman of Shaheed Nanak Singh Foundation Ravindra Singh Sheoran said that “Shaheed Nanak Singh stood for India’s unity in 1947 and paid the ultimate price, his life, for opposing the division of India on the basis of religion. He advocated that we must always consider ourselves to be first and foremost Indians and then choose to follow a religion for our peace of mind.”
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