Sikh Heritage Month Being Observed In Canada To Celebrate Rich History, Contributions Of Sikh Canadians

Sikh Heritage Month Being Noticed In Canada To Rejoice Wealthy Historical past, Contributions Of Sikh Canadians

The Vaisakhi Parade will happen on April 20.

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Sikh Canadians: April in Canada is noticed as Sikh Heritage Month to have fun the wealthy historical past and contributions of the Sikh group. Canada is dwelling to about eight lakh Sikhs.

“All through the month, we’ll function outstanding Sikh Canadians and occasions associated to the Sikh group that had a robust impression on Canadian historical past,” mentioned Historica Canada, a non-profit Canadian organisation devoted to enhancing consciousness of Canadian historical past.

Metropolis of Surrey’s official X posted: “It is a chance to recollect, have fun, and educate in regards to the very important position Sikhs have performed, and proceed to play, in our communities.”

The Vaisakhi Parade is scheduled to happen on April 20.

The official web page of Veterans Affairs Canada says, “Immediately, we keep in mind Buckam Singh, one of many first Sikhs in Canada to enlist in our army.”

Son of Badan and Chandi Kaur Singh and husband of Pritam Kaur of Jalandhar, Buckam Singh was in Canadian Infantry (Jap Ontario Regiment). His enlistment was on April 23, 1915.

Patrick Brown, the Mayor of Brampton, mentioned, “Brampton is proud to be dwelling to so many individuals of Sikh heritage making an incredible contribution to the success of our metropolis, Ontario and Canada.”

Progressive Intercultural Group Providers (PICS) Society President and CEO Satbir Singh Cheema mentioned that the month of April “is an acknowledgement that offers us the chance to have fun the contributions and efforts of the Sikh group prior to now and within the current to make Canada a extra inclusive place.”

PICS is a registered non-profit society that has been serving the local people in British Columbia since 1987, offering a broad spectrum of programmes and providers that help new immigrants, seniors, girls and youth.

(With IANS inputs)

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