Punjabi NRIs to reach India to back farmers

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Punjabi NRIs to reach India to back farmers

Sunday, 27 December 2020 | PNS | Chandigarh

With the ongoing farmers’ agitation, against the Centre’s three farm laws, already attracting attention across the globe, thanks to large number of Punjabis settled abroad, a group of NRIs has decided to reach India on December 30 to lend the “moral and material” support to the protesters camping at the Singhu border on the outskirts of Delhi for a month now.

The NRIs would be returning to their roots as a part of an online campaign, launched by a group of Punjab residents, urging the Non-Resident Indians to come to India to lend “moral and material” support to farmers protesting against the Centre’s agriculture laws. Manik Goyal and Joban Randhawa, who are organizing the #NRIsChaloDelhi campaign, said that they want to increase awareness among NRIs and channelize their support for the farmers' cause. They said that some NRIs would reach India on December 30 to lend “moral and material” support to protesting farmers to further strengthen their agitation against the three farm laws.

“NRI’s led by Surinder Mavi (Toronto-Patiala) and his friends Raman Brar (Toronto-Faridkot), Vikramjit Saran (Vancouver-Mansa), are coming to India to contribute towards farmers’ cause so as to provide moral and material support towards the ongoing farmers’ agitation,” they said.

The organizers said that the ongoing farmers’ agitation has led to “worldwide interest and support”.

Mavi, speaking on behalf of the NRIs, said: “As children of farmers and Punjab, it is our moral duty to stand with the toiling sons and daughters of India who are braving harsh winter nights at Delhi for their rights.”

He said that the main purpose of #NRIsChaloDelhi campaign is to increase awareness among NRIs and to properly channelize and organize their support for farmers cause so that the agitation is further strengthened.

He also appealed to the NRIs, who have already reached India, to join #NRIsChaloDelhi campaign and reach Singhu border on December 30 at 12:30 pm in front of the main stage.

Fellow NRI Raman Brar also appealed to the NRI fraternity to get united and stand in solidarity with farmers “and play our part as sons or daughters of the soil in this ongoing famers’ protest”. Organizers Manik Goyal from Mansa and Joban Randhawa said: “We are extremely happy that our brothers from abroad are coming to join us. We appeal all those NRIs who are interested to be part of #NRIsChaloDelhi campaign to contact us to make the farmers’ protest a success.”

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