GURU RAVI DASS COMMUNITY MEMBERS HAD A SPECIAL MEETING
WITH DAN LUNGREN (CONGRESSMAN OF REPUBLICAN PARTY)
IN ELK GROVE, CALIFORNIA
Sacramento: Community workers of Sacramento,
including Tavinder Kazla, Hans Raj Kajla, Rakesh Chander, Satnam
Basra, Kashmir Heera, Ajit Ram Bangar, Kewal Bolina, Jimmy Bolina,
Raj Sood, Sonu Ambedkar, Satish Ralh, Harbans Ralh, Gian Chand
Kajla, Kirpal Singh, Sunny Ujagar, Sunil Kazla, Sunjay Kajla,
Sandeep Badhan, Manjit Lal, Varinder Virk, Laddi Kajla, Paramjit
Bhutta, Gurmail Ujagar, Surinder Kajla, Surinder Chander, Surinder
Kazla, Krishna Ujagar, Prem Sagar, Kuldeep Mehmi, Shisho, Satnam
Mandali, O. P Balley, Dr. Harmesh Kumar, Mohan Gill, Dayal Chand
Narr and many other members of Shri Guru Ravidass community attended
Funds were raised to support Mr. Dan Lungren in his next community
election. The Ravidassia Community is committed to support Mr.
Chairman of the Shri Guru Ravidass Temple, Sacramento Mr. Tavinder
Kazla welcomed everyone to the meeting and educated the community
about the achievements of Mr. Dan Lungren. Our goal is to be active
in the American Political system and be an important part of the
American Government in the future. We need to encourage the new
generation to get a high-level education and participate in American
Mr. O.P. Balley, delivered a informational speech about the history
of the Ravidassia Community and it's achievements in America,
India, and in other countries. He also spoke about the life history
and 40 hymns of Shri Guru Ravidass Maharaj Ji. Shri Guru Ravidass
Ji's 40 hyms are included in the holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib.
We made Congressman Dan Lungren aware of the fact that the Guru
Granth Sahib belongs to everyone who believes in it and the teachings
of Gurus and Saints. Many Kings and Queens of the 15th century
were the followers of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji. He fought against
the caste system. Everyone has the freedom of religion and worship.
Dr. Harmesh Kumar delivered a speech about the Interfaith organization
and its role for peace, equality, respect, and universal brotherhood.
Mr. Mohan Gill delivered his speech on the achievements of Dr.
Ambedkar and his fight for justice for the scheduled caste and
schedule tribes. Additionally, he spoke about the discrimination
of the scheduled caste communities. He educated Mr. Dan Lungren
about the caste system in India. Mr. Dan Lungren was surprised
to hear about these topics and mentioned that he was unaware of
the discrimination. We let him know that some people still continue
this system in foreign countries.
Mr. Ajit Ram Bangar requested all members to raise funds for
Haiti victims. The Community began collecting funds to help them
via Red Cross. We encourage all of you to donate to help our friends
Members discussed various political issues such as immigration
and the health care bill with Mr. Dan Lungren. Congressman Mr.
Dan Lungren stated that he is committed to help our community.
He asked the members to show up to help him and be active in Politics.
Congressman Dan Lungren educated the community about opportunities
available in politics, internships, community service for students,
citizenship for immigrants, the healthcare bill, and his personal
experiences. He declared that he will shared the information he
gained at this meeting with other Congressmen and colleagues.
The community leaders presented Mr. Dan Lungren a letter humbly
requesting President Barrack Obama to give a congratulatory message
to the worldwide followers of Shri Guru Ravidass Maharaj Ji on
his 633rd Birthday Anniversary on March 14th as he did on Diwali.
Congressman Dan Lungren was pleased to accept our invitation
to the Shri Guru Ravidass Temple Sacramento's 10th Annual Nagar
Kirtan Parade which we celebrate yearly in the honor of Shri Guru
Ravidass Maharaj Ji's 633rd Birthday Anniversary.
Posted on January 02, 2010