The Canadian Parliament on Tuesday gave a standing ovation for the Vaisakhi celebration of the Sikh religion. MP Tim Uppal gave a brief speech on Vaisakhi and the Canadian MPs belonging to Tim’s party stood up in honor of the Sikh historic event of creation of the Khalsa.
The leader of the opposition party in Ontario released the following statement:
“Vahiguru Ji Ka Khalsa! Vahiguru Ji Ki Fateh!
“On behalf of New Democrats, I would like to wish all Sikh Canadians a joyous Vaisakhi.
“Vaisakhi marks the anniversary of the foundation of the Khalsa Panth by Guru Gobind Singh Ji and the mother of the Khalsa Mata Sahib Kaur Ji.
“The goals of equality, justice and peace pursued by the Sikh community enrich Canada every day. We are proud to celebrate the important contributions and rich cultural heritage of this community.
“Once again, I wish you a very happy Vaisakhi.”