News Letter – August 2011
From: Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney (International President)
WPO organise a dinner reception in honour of Mr. Jehangir Bader, Senator & Secretary General, Pakistan Peoples Party, and Parlimentary Delegation from Pakistan on 19th August, 2011.
It was an evening of warmth and welcome at Hotel Le- Meridien, New Delhi where the visiting twenty five members parliamentary delegation from Pakistan led by Jehangir Bader was hosted by World Punjabi Organisation while they were on their second round of Pakistan-India Parliamentarians’ Dialogue.
The welcome dinner reception by WPO witnessed the strengthening of people-to-people contacts through unconcealed display of oodles of love and warmth, and bountiful of trust building. This was a welcome retreat from the crisp deliberations of acute concern from both the participating countries during the day time dialogue. It was indeed a showcasing of the unique relationship of the twin brothers- India and Pakistan. It was the mutual admiration and adoration of the guests from both the sides that truly reflected in their spirits through the positive interactions and initiatives. There was a unanimous voice that seemed to be chanting the verse “uninterrupted and uninterruptible dialogue” is the way forward for both the nations.
The galaxy of dignitaries from Pakistan included Deputy Chairmen of both Houses of Parliament in Pakistan, Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali (Senate) and Faisal Karim Kundi (National Assembly), Janab Jahangir Badar Senator & Secretary General, Pakistan People Party, well-known Taliban critic Afrasiab Khattak, former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, , Humayun Khan Mandokhel, Saeeda Iqbal, Mr. Zafar, Anusha Rehman, Ayatullah Durrani, Haider Abbas Rizvi, Laiq Muhammad Khan, Qamar Zaman Kaira and Lal Chand. Besides Shahid Malik, High Commissioner of Pakistan in India graced the occasion with other office bearers of the Mission. Tarlochan Singh from Indian side, Ms. Ruby Dhalla, Raj Babar, Mr. Anurag Thakur,MP, Harcharan Singh Balli, Naresh Gujral, Chetan Seth and who is who in Delhi circle.
Vikramjit Sahney, while addressing the august gathering, recited the couplet of famous poet Baba Bulleh Shah, “Makke gayan gal mukdi nahin, jadan tak aap na mukaiye, Ganga Gaye Gal Mukdi Naahi, Je lakh lakh gote lahiyen…….” WPO Chairman National Affairs Mr. B.S. Anand & WPO Chairman International Affairs, Mr. B.S. Kakar also welcomed the guests.
Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney, International President WPO felicitating Janab Jehangir Badar Senator & Secretary General Pakistan Peoples Party.
Sr. Bhupinder Singh Anand welcomes Janab Jehangir Badar
A delegation member being honoured by Sh. Naresh Gujral Member Parliament.
Sh. Raj Khanna Vice President WPO welcomes H.E. Janab Shahid MalikHigh Commissioner of Pakistan in India.
Sr. M.S. Sahni Patron WPO welcomes a delegate member
Dr. Ruby Dhalla Former MP Canada being felicitated by Mrs. Handa
Dignitaries on stage From (L TO R) Sr. B.S. Kakar, Sr. V.S. Sahney, Janab Jehangir Badar, Janab Shahid Malik & Sr. B.S. Anand.
Sh. Anurag Thakur MP addressing the august gathering.
Dr. Ruby Dhalla