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City of Astoria Invites Community to Celebrate 105th Anniversary of Ghadar Party Founding

Fri, Mar 30, 2018

City of Astoria to recognize the 105th Anniversary of the Ghadar Party original meeting with plaque rededication

Senator Betsy Johnson, Astoria City Councilors, former Mayor Willis Van Dusen, and former Councilor Karen Mellin are hosting an event to celebrate the history of the Ghadar Party in Astoria and its members’ role in fighting for India’s independence from British colonial rule.


State Senator Betsy Johnson, Willis Van Dusen, former mayor and owner of Van Dusen Beverages, Inc., Lovekesh Kumar, owner of the Super Mart in Warrenton, and Bahadur Singh, brother of Kumar all donated personal funds to host a ceremonial rededication of the Ghadar Party plaque.


To honor the founding members of the Ghadar Party who were former residents of Astoria, and their commitment and sacrifice to the freedom of their country, this Saturday, April 7th the community is invited to join with members of Oregon's Sikh community in recognizing the kinship between Astorians and the legacy of the Indian independence movement with the rededication of the Ghadar Party plaque at noon at the Holiday Inn Express.


WHO: Senator Betsy Johnson, Astoria City Councilors, former Mayor Willis Van Dusen, former Councilor Karen Mellin, and members of the Sikh community

WHAT: Ghadar Party plaque rededication

WHEN: April 7, 2018, 12:00 PM

WHERE: Holiday Inn Express (204 W. Marine Drive)


To find out more about the significance of the Ghadar Party in Astoria, please visit https://oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/east_indians_of_oregon_and_the_ghadar_party/#.Wr6tcNPwai5


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