Sikh Sangat Vaisakhi Celebration hosted in Cornwall

Jason Setnyk
Sikh Sangat Vaisakhi Celebration hosted in Cornwall
Joginder Singh, Ravinder Banga, and Harmandeep Singh are active volunteers and organizers for the local Sikh community. (Photo : Jason Setnyk)

Cornwall, Ontario – On April 13, a Sikh Sangat Vaisakhi Celebration was hosted at St. Lawrence High School. The event attracted hundreds of participants from the Sikh community. Ravinder Banga, a co-organizer and spokesperson, shared, “The celebration began with prayers and hymns, drawing a large gathering to partake in this significant day.”

Vaisakhi marks the foundation of the Khalsa Panth by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699, an event that established the Sikh identity through principles of equality, bravery, and spiritual dedication. Celebrated annually, this day commemorates the creation of a community committed to justice and the abolition of the caste system, promoting a life of courage and religious freedom.

In Canada, the Sikh community is now over half a million people. “Sikhs can be seen in every aspect of civil life in Canada. From volunteers to professionals, from sports fans to ministers, and even in the Senate,” Banga added.

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