The Professor Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation is a non-political, non-profit organization formed to preserve the memory of South Asian Canadian pioneers, while promoting the continued growth of an open, tolerant, and 'just society'.
Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation of Canada is committed to a society where mutual respect and understanding are honoured, differences are respected, and traditions are cherished. The Komagata Maru tragedy is a dark chapter in our Canadian history. The Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation has been lobbying for a respectful and honourable apology in the Canadian Parliament for over 20 years.
In 2002, Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation presented a petition to the Canadian Parliament signed by thousands of Canadians demanding an official acknowledgement and apology for this unfortunate incident on Canadian soil. The Komagata Maru Tragedy remains an open grievance of the community. The healing process for the community can only begin with a respectful and honorable apology in the Canadian Parliament.
The foundation holds 'Mela Gadri Babiya Da' at Bear Creek Park in Surrey, BC, the first weekend of August each year. This is the largest event of its kind outside of India, and routinely host between 60000 and 80000 attendees. The festival attracts premiere Punjabi performers, local and national politicians, and many different food and other festival kiosks.