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Published on April 14, 2015 with No Comments

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I am delighted to extend  arm greetings to everyone marking Vaisakhi, a festival of great significance to Sikh communities.
For Sikh Ontarians, this auspicious day commemorates the birth of the Khalsa. In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh Ji called on five brave volunteers to be inducted into Khalsa. The beauty of this act was that the five
individuals that indentified themselves had come from different regions, professions and castes. His ultimate goal was to create a society founded on equality, selfless service and compassion. Ontario is proud to be home to a flourishing Sikh community.

The celebration of Vaisakhi and the other traditions your community has brought to this province have enriched Ontario’s culture, strengthened our links with the global Indian community — and helped shape our multicultural success story.
Ontario’s strength lies in its cultural and spiritual diversity. We speak every language, respect all faiths and have ties to every part of the world. Our differences define us, but never divide us. Please accept my sincere best wishes for a meaningful and joyous Vaisakhi. May


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