Saga of Sacrifice and Struggle
In May 1914, a group of 376 passengers - 340 Sikhs, 12 Hindus, and 24 Muslims, organized specifically to test Canada's “colour bar” of exclusionary immigration policies, sailed from the Orient for Vancouver on the freighter Komagata Maru.
The ship, chartered for the voyage, had been specially fitted out to accommodate passengers instead of her usual coal cargoes. Arriving in English Bay on May 23, 1914, Komagata Maru and her passengers were caught in a tug-of-war between the vessel's organizers and the Canadian government, who refused to let them land.
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May 23, 2018
15453 Fraser Hwy
Start Time : 6:00 PM
End : 8:00 PM
Little over a year ago The Right Honorable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in House of Commons for the Racial discrimination that took place 104 years ago when Komagata Maru was denied entry to Canada and on July 23rd 1914 was sent back to India. KHF would like to Thank every member of our community who took part and brought this historical incidents' awareness to International audience. We are inviting everyone to an Event at Punjab Bhavan @15453- Fraser Hwy Surrey on May 23rd and Pay Tribute to the 376 Passengers who were denied entry.
Please join us and share your thoughts with the Historians on this incident.
Harbhajan S Gill President of Komagata Maru Heritage Foundation Canada and Sohal Productions of Mumbai are making film based on Komagata Maru incident that took place in 1914.
The future film will be Produced by Harbhajan S Gill and Dalwinder Sohal,both of them started the Bollywood Journey with their First Production in Punjabi films as Producers of Jindri Yaar Di.They have Produced total of 8 future films in Hindi and Punjabi previously including Farz Ki Jung in 1987.
for the Film Pre-Production.....