Tribune News Service
Bathinda, January 18
The United Kingdom-based non-government organisation Khalsa Aid has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for its humanitarian work.
Canadian MP Tim Uppal, Mayor of Brampton Patrick Brown and the MPP for Brampton South Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria have officially nominated Khalsa Aid for the Nobel Peace Prize.
In a letter written to Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair, The Norwegian Nobel Committee, Tim Uppal has stated that Khalsa Aid is an international NGO with an aim to provide humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones around the world.
It also stated that Khalsa Aid has become the first ever cross-border international humanitarian aid organisation based on the Sikh principle of recognising the whole human race as one.
For over 20 years @Khalsa_Aid has been helping people in desperate situations around the world. In my capacity as a federal Member of Parliament and with the support of @PrabSarkaria and @patrickbrownont, I am nominating Khalsa Aid for a Nobel Peace Prize. pic.twitter.com/J2yApsWfhd
— Tim S. Uppal (@TimUppal) January 17, 2021
Further, it states that it was founded by Ravinder (Ravi) Singh, who was stuck by the plight of the refugees in Kosovo in 1999, the charity has been providing support around the world to victims of natural and manmade disasters such as floods, earthquakes, famine and war for over 20 years.
Uppal also writes that Khalsa Aid, inspired by the Sikh ideology of “Sarbat Da Bhalla” meaning well-being for all, has been helping all those in need regardless of race, religion and borders.
It is also stated that Khalsa Aid represents exactly the kind of international cooperation and commitment the world is in dire need of today.
This year alone, they have assisted hundreds of thousands of people experiencing hardship. They have been providing protesters from across India shelter, clothing, food, first aid, hygiene products, water at the decampment site by the Delhi border in India.
Tim Uppal tweeted, “For over 20 years @Khalsa_Aid has been helping people in desperate situations around the world. In my capacity as a federal Member of Parliament and with the support of @PrabSarkaria and @patrickbrownont , I am nominating Khalsa Aid for a Nobel Peace Prize.”
Ravi Singh on social media said, “We are deeply humbled by this nomination. Everything we do is thanks to our amazing teams and volunteers all around the globe. We are grateful to the above for this historical nomination.”
— ravinder singh (@RaviSinghKA) January 18, 2021
It is worth mentioning that Khalsa Aid has been actively serving the farmers who have been protesting at Delhi borders for 53 days. It has set up a Kisan Mall at Tikri border.
On January 16, National Investigation Agency (NIA) had issued summons to Khalsa Aid’s India Director Amanpreet Singh and other Trustees and asked them to depose before the agency.