The exhibit based on the story of the Komagata Maru was held at the Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple and called Challenge and Denial-Komagata Maru 100 Years Later 1914-2014. The launch, held on January 26th, 2014, was very well attended with over 100 community members coming together to commemorate this episode. The speakers included Minister Mike De Jong, Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman, renowned local artist Jarnail Singh and a reading by author Tariq Malik from his book on the Komagata Maru titled: Chanting Denied Shores.
One of the highlights of the event included the keynote address from Nsibe Kaur, whose father Bhag Singh was on the shore committee that raised $60,000 in 1914 to assist the Komagata Maru passengers. Nsibe reflected on her experiences within the community in the early 20th century and the memories she had more specifically of the Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford.
The South Asian Studies Institute also took a moment to honour Nsibe Kaur along with SFU Community Liaison Librarian Moninder Bubber for their contributions to preserving South Asian pioneering history connected to the Komagata Maru.