Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pritty Kaur (Female Sikh candidate) contesting Federal Election,2014(Belgium)

Pritty Kaur go for it!
The European Parliament Election of 2014 in Belgium scheduled to be held on 25 May 2014.

One of the candidates for the federal parliament in the province of Limburg is a Young Female Sikh candidate: Miss Pritty Kaur. She is a candidate for the Socialist Party (Sp.a ) and is of Sikh heritage. In the year 2000 she moved to Sint -Truiden  in Limburg ,Belgium  with her family at the age of eleven.

Pritty Kaur was also a candidate for the Socialist Party in Municipal Elections in Sint - Truiden held on October 14, 2012 and received 988 preference votes. During this legislative period (1st January 2013 - December 31, 2018),  Pritty has a seat in the municipal council of Sint-Truiden and will be the the first Sikh Counselor  in Belgium.With 39.726 inhabitants (on 1 January 2012),Sint-Truiden, in terms of the number of inhabitants, is the 4th largest city in the province of Limburg and in the terms of surface even the largest city.

Ludwig Vandenhoven who is currently a representative of the province of Limburg and is honorary representative-of-the-people and was mayor of Sint-Truiden for 18 years (from 1 January 1995 to 31 December 2012); says,"My faith in Pritty is enormous"
“She is the personification of someone who has integrated well in Belgium .Pritty has succeeded in maintaining her native culture and in embracing the culture of Belgium. She knows how to reconcile both cultures perfectly while maintaining a balance between her eastern and western values.. In short, she is an example to the current integration policy and it is entirely at her own merit".
"I motivated Pritty Kaur to come forward and contest in the local municipal elections of 2012 and now in the federal elections of May 25, 2014, because a list of candidates should reflect the population. Pritty is an ideal person to represent the migrant population in general and the Sikh community in particular in the Belgian Parliament (Chamber of Deputies). Pritty can convince voters because of her dynamic charismatic personality, input and her persistence”.

Pritty’s slogan which was used in the local elections, ‘No integration without communication’, will be even more relevant in the coming parliamentary elections.”

Those who want to help Pritty’s campaign can do so by word of mouth, by hanging posters, placing signs, distributing flyers and convincing family members,  friends, neighbours and acquaintances to vote for her and canvassing through their face book profile also. They can send an e-mail to her email address:
Help and support Pritty in her campaign to become a member of the Belgian Parliament!

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