Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Message on Vaisakhi
April 14, 2019
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
Happy Vaisakhi, everyone!
320 years ago today, Guru Gobind Singh Ji created the Khalsa Panth. It’s the most important date in the Sikh faith and Sikh communities in Canada and around the world are coming together to celebrate.
This year is also a special year for Sikhs, as it marks the 550th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Vaisakhi is a chance to gather with loved ones at gurdwaras and Nagar Kirtans and a time to reflect on Sikh values like justice, equality, and community service.
For over a century, Sikh Canadians have shown us the best of those values and put them into practice to build a better Canada and that’s as true today as ever.
On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish joy and peace to all those celebrating this occasion.
Vaisakhi diyan lakh lakh vadhaiyan. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.