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November 12, 2019 –Guru Nanak Gurpurab

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

 

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

 

Festivities in the Sikh religion revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus. These Gurus were responsible for shaping the beliefs of the Sikhs and Sindhi Hindus. Their birthdays, known as Gurpurab, are occasions for celebration and prayer among the Sikhs and Sindhi.

 

Toronto is a proud multicultural City that embraces a wide variety of cultures and faiths.  Our City flourishes because of the diversity of people who have chosen to make Toronto their home. It is important to recognize each and every community that plays a part in enhancing Toronto’s social and cultural landscape.

 

As the Newcomer’s Advocate with the City of Toronto I strongly believe that we must work to together to promote togetherness. We must Respect our newcomer communities. We must Accept our newcomer communities. We should Celebrate our diversity and Embrace our different cultures and traditions, because we are all part of the human RACE.