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November 21 2015 – Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Ji

I would like to extend my best wishes to members of the Sikh faith in Canada on the occasion of the Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Ji.

The Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Ji, founder of the Sikh religion, is the most important celebration of Sikh gurus and is celebrated by Sikh and Punjabi communities worldwide.

Born in 1469 CE (Common Era) in the province of Punjab, India, Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Ji sought to heal the divide between Hindus and Muslims. He proclaimed a message of love and harmony for all humanity and worked to promote equality between men and women.

Our city flourishes because of the diversity of people who have chosen to make Toronto their home. Toronto’s diverse communities share and celebrate their cultures and traditions with residents in every corner of our city.

Members of the many Diasporas in Toronto have made, and continue to make, significant contributions in a number of areas including business, the arts, medicine and public service. As a city proud of its multiculturalism, each and every community plays a part in enhancing Toronto’s social and cultural landscape.