Indian Spokesman Correspondent
AUCKLAND: Around 150 people of Indian origin in New Zealand gathered at the Manukau square and lit candles to pay homage to a Punjabi youngster Manmeet Alisher, who was barbarically murdered in Brisbane city of Australia, recently.
The candle light vigil was jointly organised by Baljit Kaur, Lakhvir Kaleka, Kuldip Singh and Bikramjit Singh from Auckland. These organisers and others including Kharak Singh, Sunny, Sarb, Anu, Navtej, Narinder Singla and others, who spoke on the occasion, appealed for carrying forward the message of goodwill as propounded by an artist and bus driver Manmeet Alisher.
Speakers one after another called Manmeet a ‘hero of hearts’ for the support he gathered from the community after his tragic demise. Speakers also urged the Australian government to ensure stringent punishment for the killer of Manmeet.
Meanwhile, an appeal was made to the people to donate money to support the family of Manmeet.