One learned English man told the Indians residing in Canada that one of their learned bother is at New York and asked them to invite him to fight their case of permanent residency for Canada. As this word spread, the Indians residing in Canada requested Saint Teja Singh to visit them as they were being […]
One learned English man told the Indians residing in Canada that one of their learned bother is at New York and asked them to invite him to fight their case of permanent residency for Canada. As this word spread, the Indians residing in Canada requested Saint Teja Singh to visit them as they were being pushed out of Canadian mainland to Honduras which was poor and uninhabited island at that time.
Sant Teja Singh first of all studied the legality of the Govt orders. Then he collected the data from the employers where Indians were working. He took in writing from the employers which stated that the Indians were working 50% more hard than the natives of Canada. Teja Singh got for the Sikh Sangat of Canada shares in gold mines. He also bought a big chunk of land at the Portland in the name of Indians and built up a Gurdwara there.
After going through all these exercises, he took the case with the Canadian Govt. He fought the case with these facts that Indians have good wealth, land and possessed working skills 50% harder than natives. For these facts, the Canadian Govt. bowed before the arguments of Saint Teja Singh and thus got convinced and granted the permanent residency rights for the Indians who lived in Canada.
But the British Govt. perceiving the seed of revolt by TejaSingh, wrote to all the Universities where he 0used to study, that MrTeja Singh should not be granted admission and degrees thereafter.
After getting residency rights for Indians in Canada, he again returned to US for completion of AM degree in Columbia University. But he was barred from studying there on the plea that he had participated in a movement against Canadian Govt.; and thatas such he had lost right to study there.
Then Teja Singh took admission in Harvard University for which he had applied while he was in India itself. No such report or complaint had been received by Harvard University against him; so the admission was granted.Teja Singh completed his A.M. degree in 1913. He also introduced Turban in Harvard University. Now the Sikh students of Harvard University are so much enthused that they want to establish a chair on the name of Saint Teja Singh, who introduced the turban for the first time in the history of Harvard University.