Prime Minister Trudeau’s Message on Vaisakhi
April 14, 2017
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Kee Fateh. Sat Sri Akal.
Hello, everyone, and happy Vaisakhi.
Today marks the most important date in the Sikh faith, when Guru Gobind Singh Ji created the Khalsa panth 318 years ago. Friends and families in Canada and around the world will celebrate at parades and gurdwaras. Plus, in just a few days, we’ll also mark the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Just as the creation of Khalsa defines Sihkism, the Charter defines our country. And for Canadians of the Sikh faith, it ensures the five Ks are protected.
This year, as we mark the 150th anniversary of Canada, let us take the opportunity to honour the many traditions, cultures, and beliefs that make Canada such a wonderful place to live.
Sikh Canadians help make Canada the strong, rich, and inclusive country it is today.
Vasaikhi diyan lakh lakh vadhaiyan. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Kee Fateh.