THE City of Mission this week proclaimed May 23, 2023, as Komagata Maru Remembrance Day.
“I would like to say thank you to the Respected Mayor Paul Horn and City Council of Mission for recognizing the Komagata Maru passengers and proclaimed May 23rd 2023 as a Komagata Maru Day in the City of Mission on my request.
Raj Singh Toor, Vice President and spokesperson, Descendants of the Komagata Maru Society, thanked Mission Mayor Paul Horn, Mission City Council, the Mission School Board and members of Mission’s Community Heritage Commission for recognizing the Komagata Maru passengers.
City Council and the Mission School Board approved a Komagata Maru display board to educate students in Mission’s schools.
“It’s a very good learning tool to connect the future generations to their past. It’s a great tribute to those passengers who suffered a lot during the tragedy,” said Toor.