Vancouver’s Ross Street Gurdwara will have unanimously selected executive for first time since 1985

IN a significant development, Vancouver’s Khalsa Diwan Society’s Ross Street Gurdwara will have a unanimously selected executive for the first time since 1985.

The independent election officer announces the unanimously selected executive. Seated are (L-R) former presidents Kashmir Singh Dhaliwal and Gurdeep Singh Gill, and current president Malkiat Singh Dhami. Photos submitted

The gurdwara’s General Secretary, Jarnail Singh Bhandal, said in a statement: “The Sangat (congregation) expressed their heartfelt congratulations to the global Sikh community on this historic achievement which will close divides in the community and create new paths for peace and prosperity.”

He added: “The entire credit goes to the hard work and dedication of the past executive under the leadership of Mr. Malkiat Singh Dhami and volunteers who supported the executive throughout.”

Dhami will remain the President of the new executive.

Kashmir Singh Dhaliwal

Former gurdwara president Kashmir Singh Dhaliwal told The VOICE that it was their hope that in the future also the congregation would remain united and have unanimously selected executives. He congratulated the entire Sangat for this unity.

The new executive:

President: Malkiat Singh Dhami

Senior Vice President: Mohan Singh Gill

Vice President: SukhPaul Singh Jhooty

General Secretary: Jarnail Singh Bhandal

Assistant General Secretary: Gurdeep Singh Hayer

Recording Secretary: Manjit Kaur Sunner

Assistant Recording Secretary: Gurdial Singh Gadey

Treasurer: Kuldip Singh Thandi

Senior Assistant Treasurer: Bhupinder Singh Nijjar

Assistant Treasurer: Jarmanjit Singh Hundal

Members at Large: Tarsem Singh Bal, Chuhar Singh Dhillon, Raghbir Singh Kular, InderMohan Singh Walia, Narinder Singh Gill