Andrew Scheer´s Message on Vaisakhi

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
Today, Sikhs will join friends and family as they gather to celebrate Vaisakhi, a sacred day to the Sikh faith. The community will gather to participate in the vibrant and colourful processions known as Nagar Kirtans.
This day honours the creation of the Khalsa, the community of Sikhs, by Guru Gobind Singh-ji, and it celebrates the principles behind the Five K’s of Sikhism: Justice, equality, courage, honesty, peace and service to others.
Sikhs take pride in being compassionate and generous, and are strong advocates of Seva, selfless service and volunteering for the less fortunate. The community raised money for projects like the Guru Nanak ER wing at Brampton Civic Hospital and in building one of Canada’s largest foodbanks, Seva Food Bank, in Mississauga. Furthermore, when Fort McMurray was devastated by wildfires two years ago, Sikhs across Canada came together to donate a million dollars’ worth of food and supplies to the residents people of that town.
It is that compassion, that commitment, driven by the Sikh faith that earns the respect of all Canadians.
With values like these, it is easy to understand how the Sikh community in Canada has contributed to the rich diversity and history of our country for over 100 years. I encourage all Canadians to use this occasion as an opportunity to learn about the immense contributions that Sikhs have made to our great country.
On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the Sikh community in Canada and around the world as we celebrate Vaisakhi.
Vaisakhi di lakh lakh vadhai!

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