Ms. Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton
North, wishes all Bramptonians and Canadians from coast to coast to coast a joyous Vaisakhi.
“Vaisakhi celebrates the founding in 1699 of the Khalsa – the community of baptized Sikhs – by
Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Today, family and friends will gather to pray in Gurdwaras and in the
coming weeks participate in Nagar Kirtans” said MP Sahota. “We are fortunate to live in a
country like Canada where we can celebrate our festivals and share our culture, traditions, and
language with all Canadians, while upholding and exemplifying the tenets of Sikhism – Naam
Japo, Kirat Karo, and Vand Chakko.”
Sikhism is rooted in the teachings of equality, unity, selfless service and social justice – values
that all Canadians hold dearly and strive to incorporate into daily life. Canada is home to one of
the largest Sikh populations in the world and today marks a day to celebrate their immense
contribution to the history of Canada.