“I would like to say thank you to the Honorable Premier, the Honourable Minister and the B.C. Government for recognizing the Komagata Maru passengers and proclaiming May 23rd as Komagata Maru Day in the Province of British Columbia and the Mayor and City Council of Port Coquitlam for recognizing the Komagata Maru passengers and proclaiming May 23rd as Komagata Maru Day in the City of Port Coquitlam on behalf a request from the Descendants of the Komagata Maru Society, which was written by me. I am glad to be a part of making this happen.”
“ The proclamation on May 23rd commemorating Komagata Maru Day in British Columbia will help educate the community and remind us of how unique British Columbia’s diverse makeup is. We are all richer when we remember how special it is to have so many different ethnic communities living together. I hope that it will help to connect British Columbians and Canadians with their past in order to build a more peaceful and tolerant tomorrow.”
It’s a great tribute to those Komagata Maru passengers who suffered a lot during the tragedy.