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Canada United Sikh Youth Submit Slate in Khalsa Diwan Vancouver Election

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    Vancouver – United Sikh Youth submitted its slate on Friday, October 28, 2011 to contest the election for Khalsa Diwan Society (Vancouver). The United Sikh Youth slate pledges to restore the Khalsa Diwan Society (Vancouver) to its rightful place as a leading institution for Sikhs around the world.
    Joga Singh Sangha, a prominent community is the presidential candidate on the slate. Other notable community leaders on the slate include Gurpal Singh Birak, a longstanding member of the Khalsa Diwan Society (Vancouver) committee, Devinder Singh Maan, former principal & founder of Guru Nanak Elementary School, Rina Kaur Chawla, dedicated high school teacher.

    There’s also a number of notable youth leaders on the slate such as Paneet Singh Kainth, an active leader involved in organizing numerous camps, conferences and other youth programs.

    After consulting with the community, United Sikh Youth has released a five-point platform of change. The five points are: Unity, Sikhi, Family, Education and Seva. Each point has a number of specific proposals attached to it to ensure that United Sikh Youth lives up to its promise of bringing positive change to the Khalsa Diwan Society (Vancouver). www.unitedsikhyouth.com was launched today as the official website of the campaign with details of the five point plan.

    With all major court proceedings complete the stage is now set for the election of Khalsa Diwan Society Vancouver to take place on November 26th with advanced polling on November 15th. On November 3rd Justice Anthony Saunders ordered the election to be carried without any further delays on the original date of November 26th dismissing a petition from a slate requesting the election to be delayed.

    United Sikh Youth slate say they have popular support from community leaders from various organizations




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    Will The Fracturing Of Sikh Youth Groups In Ross Street Gurdwara Elections Mean Advantage For Incumbent Moderates

    Court Gives Go Ahead For November 26 Election!

    The Sikh Youth Vancouver and the newly named United Sikh Youth had nearly reached a compromise but individuals within one or both groups apparently caused it to split again into two groups as court gives go ahead to the November 26 elections. But will this split and running two separate Sikh Youth slates mean an advantage for the incumbent moderate slate which itself has been experiencing defections and other negative publicity from closing of the Khalsa school on its premises.

    By R. Paul Dhillon
    VANCOUVER – The Sikh Youth Vancouver and the newly named United Sikh Youth had nearly reached a compromise but individuals within one or both groups apparently caused it to split again into two groups as court gives go ahead to the November 26 elections.
    But will this split and running two separate Sikh Youth slates mean an advantage for the incumbent moderate slate which itself has been experiencing defections and other negative publicity from closing of the Khalsa school on its premises.

    The Sikh Youth Vancouver had taken the forged and fraud membership forms to court and despite the judge laughingly stating that “you did not need to see an expert for these” because they were so blatantly different, the matter was thrown out in a technicality as the Judge felt the elections need to go ahead so that the temple’s business could be run by a duly elected executive instead of a caretaker group under the current arrangement. Nonetheless, the judge found the “forgery disturbing” and fraud was proven in court, according to Sikh Youth Vancouver .

    SYV say that they have faced many hurdles from the very beginning.

    ” We not only faced the current executive but also groups wanting to monopolize their hold on all the Gurdwaras. We never lost hope or faith. After spending $200 000 dollars on the legal process to eradicate the wrongdoings we will leave final decision up to the Sangat,” the group said.

    “We want the Sangat to know that Sikh Youth Vancouver has been here for two years. We are a Vancouver based group. The foundation of our group is not even running for executive position. We did it to bring a change. The change is to bring our community together.”

    The SYV’s challengers – the United Sikh Youth – submitted its slate on to contest the election for Khalsa Diwan Society (Vancouver) by naming Joga Singh Sangha as their president candidate. Other notable community leaders on the slate include moderate slate defector Gurpal Singh Birak, Devinder Singh Maan, former principal and founder of Guru Nanak Elementary School, Rina Kaur Chawla.

    United Sikh Youth has released a five-point platform of change, which include Unity, Sikhi, Family, Education and Seva. Each point has a number of specific proposals attached to it to ensure that United Sikh Youth lives up to its promise of bringing positive change to the Khalsa Diwan Society.

    The Sikh Youth Vancouver slate is headed by Sikh broadcaster Kuldip Singh for President and journalist Lakhbir Khangura for Secretary. SYV charges that the United Sikh Youth have brought on questionable individuals, including a member of the tainted Balwant Gill moderate executive in Surrey, and that their slate for Ross Street elections is nothing like the slates they have run for Surrey and New West Gurdwaras.

    There will be a many such fireworks between all the groups vying for control of the Sikhs oldest society in North America in the weeks to come.\\http://thelinkpaper.ca/?p=11444
     

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