Harjit Sajjan visits Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

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| Amman, Jordan | 30 Nov 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Harjit Singh Sajjan and fellow ministers visiting a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan
Harjit Singh Sajjan and fellow ministers visiting a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

Canadian national defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan joined two fellow ministers to visit a camp in Amman, Jordan, to experience first-hand the situation on the ground as Canada implements its commitment to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to its shores.

Harjit, who had an almost rock-star reception within the Sikh diaspora upon his appointed to the Canadian cabinet early this month, is seen in photographs visiitng the refugee camps on 29 Nov 2015.

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He accompanied Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum and Minister of Health and Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Refugees Jane Philpott.

To provide a sense of the daily lives of refugees, they visited the Za’atari refugee camp, located outside of Amman, Jordan, which is home to approximately 80,000 refugees, according to a statement by the government.

Ministers toured the camp and had the opportunity to speak with a number of Syrian refugees who have been displaced for many months and in some cases years, it added.

The also met King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and Prime Minister Dr. Abdullah Ensour.

Harjit Singh Sajjan and fellow ministers visiting a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan
Harjit Singh Sajjan and fellow ministers visiting a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

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  1. I Great full Thanks all Sikh leaders Canada and all over the World. I am requesting all Sikhs this is our critical situation in our Spiritual Native Land Punjab In India which our Ten Gurus and Others spiritual Authors who written “GURU IS WORDS, WORDS IS GURU” and written by Bhai Gurdass Sahib Ji in EVER LAST “GURU SRI GURU GRANTH SHIB JI”. Which some our Political Leaders and Jathedars of SGPC misunderstanding about what is the “SIKHISM” or they ignore the SIKHISM LAW OF ORDERS which in the our EVER LAST GURU SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIBN JI. They Listen and Recite, Meditate, Utter by the Preachers and they educated by the SGPC and other Spiritual Schools and Acedmies and other Institutes all over the world. But they not explain correct meaning of GURU’S WORDS and not educated by all spiritual Institutional authorities. We have to do some thing else. Now SIKHISM is the Fifth Region in the World. Otherwise others Religions peoples will misunderstand about SIKHISM. Desecrating of OUR EVER LAST GURU SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI this is happened in our own spiritual land PUNJAB not in other places of World. We feel we are safe in out of India and out of Punjab. We are scare now visit to our own spiritual homeland and relatives in Punjab India. We don’t want what happened in Israel. I have registered with IRS and all Code and conducted with Internal Revenue Code of United States as,”THE SIKHISM CHARITY OF AMERICA” in USA I do my self and I want your opinion to help save our own Spiritual Land As Punjab. I want all our the Worlds Sikhs opinions and comments to improve the situation in our Spiritual Land.

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