With the help of RSS, South African national of Indian origin united with his lost relatives
10/07/2012 23:27:46 PTI - Sasaram (Bihar)
A South African national Parvesh Gangaram Hardin Parmeshwar Nepal Singh today visited his ancestor's Nimia village in Sasaram district.
A great grandson of a Girmitia labourer Parmeshwar Singh, the descendant interacted with his relatives during an emotional reunion a century after the Singh Sr. Had boarded South Africa-bound ship to work there as an indentured labourer on November 16, 1902.
"I am overwhelmed for getting the opportunity to meet my kin," he told reporters.
Singh, who is based in Durban and works there as teacher thanked the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for helping him find his roots and meet his relatives during his sixth visit to India.
"I had come earlier on five occasions and ran from pillar to post to find out my relatives, but to no avail," he said, adding "as a last hope I contacted the RSS which found my kin".
Singh, who is also associated with the RSS's branch back home, profusely thanked the apolitical organization for its efforts to unite the long lost kin of the Indian migrants in India.
Stating that his was a hazardous journey in search of his relatives, the South African teacher of Indian origin urged the Government of India to set up a mechanism which can find out the native place of the migrant people and identity their relatives to facilitate a reunion.