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Premier Ford Extends Vaisakhi Greetings and Celebrates Sikh Heritage Month

Premier Doug Ford took a moment today to extend warm greetings to the Sikh community on the occasion of Vaisakhi and to commemorate Sikh Heritage Month in Ontario.

Vaisakhi holds deep cultural and religious significance for Sikhs worldwide, marking the birth of the Khalsa and the onset of the harvest season. Premier Ford’s statement highlighted the importance of this festival as a time for prayer, community gatherings at Gurdwaras, shared meals, and Nagar Kirtan processions.

With nearly 300,000 Sikhs calling Ontario home, the Premier emphasized the integral role the Sikh community plays in the province’s social fabric. He underscored the significance of Sikh Heritage Month in April, recognizing and celebrating the traditions, culture, and contributions of Sikh Ontarians to the province’s diverse identity.

Premier Ford concluded his statement by extending his best wishes for a peaceful, prosperous, and joyous Vaisakhi to all those celebrating.

In response to the Premier’s message, members of the Sikh community expressed appreciation for the recognition of their heritage and culture by the government. Many welcomed the acknowledgment of Vaisakhi as a significant religious and cultural event and applauded the ongoing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in Ontario.


Premier Ford’s recognition of Vaisakhi and Sikh Heritage Month reflects a commitment to inclusivity and cultural appreciation in Ontario. By acknowledging the contributions of the Sikh community and celebrating their rich traditions, the government reinforces the importance of diversity in the province. Such gestures not only foster a sense of belonging among diverse communities but also promote understanding and unity among Ontarians.

Samantha Deschamps

Samantha Deschamps serves as the Queens Park Reporter, offering insightful coverage of provincial politics with depth and accuracy. With a keen understanding of legislative intricacies, Deschamps provides invaluable perspectives on matters affecting Ontario. For inquiries or feedback, contact Samantha at

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