Monuments are of great historical importance to any religion, culture and society as a whole. They are a remembrance of world history and various events that led the world to shape itself in what we see it today as. The grave of Princess Bamba Duleep Singh is an important historical monument related to the Sikh religion. Princess Bamba Sutherland was the last surviving member of the family that had ruled the Sikh Empire in Punjab. She was the daughter of the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire and the youngest son of the legendary Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Maharaja Duleep Singh and Maharani Bamba Müller. The gravestone holds an important value in Sikh history as it marks the end of an era, the last ruling family of the Sikh Empire. Princess was buried at Lahore, Pakistan in 1957, the place where, now, her gravestone resides.
Before the lockdown was put into force in 2020, a Canadian non-profit organization named International Punjabi Foundation Canada, desecrated the grave. The organization installed a new structure on the grave and embarked their own name on it. They also went on to add their business website address, www.jobsingta.com, which is actually an employment agency in Canada. The issue was brought in light by some local historians of Lahore who criticized the commercial advertising by the foundation on an important historical monument and tampering with it.
However, Jobs In GTA has finally come up with an apologetic reply. The agency said that they are “deeply sorry” for the events that happened. They stated that it was not brought into their attention that “Jobs In GTA” is engraved on the tombstone and IPF added it without their permission. Jobs in GTA funds IPF for their remarkable humanitarian efforts in India and Pakistan, and the foundation embarked their name on the grave as a Thanks to the agency. The agency further added that their senior leadership team had a talk with the IPF straightaway to have their name removed, as a mark of respect to the gravestone.