Khalsa Aid, known for its humanitarian work across the globe,has now been officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Canadian MP named Tim Uppal. The organization shared this ‘deeply humbling’ piece of update on their social media and thanked their volunteers for the constant support.
Khalsa Aid, the United Kingdom-based international non-profit humanitarian organization run by Indian origins took to social media on Monday and announced that they have been officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Canadian MP Tim Uppal, Mayor of Brampton Patrick Brown, and the MPP for Brampton South, Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria.
— ravinder singh (@RaviSinghKA) January 18, 2021
In a letter written to Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair, The Norwegian Nobel Committee, Tim Uppal has stated that Khalsa Aid is an international NGO with an aim to provide humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones around the world.
It also stated that Khalsa Aid has become the first ever cross-border international humanitarian aid organisation based on the Sikh principle of recognising the whole human race as one.
For over 20 years @Khalsa_Aid has been helping people in desperate situations around the world. In my capacity as a federal Member of Parliament and with the support of @PrabSarkaria and @patrickbrownont, I am nominating Khalsa Aid for a Nobel Peace Prize. pic.twitter.com/J2yApsWfhd
— Tim S. Uppal (@TimUppal) January 17, 2021
Earlier,The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had last week examined a functionary of Khalsa Aid, an international NGO, in connection with a recent case registered against Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a foreign based group that advocates secessionist and pro-Khalistani activities in India. Ravinder Singh, KA’s founder, said this was the first time since 1999, the year they started work in India, after they provided aid during the ongoing farmers’ agitation that the group members had been called for questioning by any Indian agency.
Khalsa Aid has been actively serving the farmers who have been protesting at Delhi borders for 53 days. It has set up a Kisan Mall at Tikri border.
On January 16, National Investigation Agency (NIA) had issued summons to Khalsa Aid’s India Director Amanpreet Singh and other Trustees and asked them to depose before the agency.