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Prime Minister Trudeau Extends Warm Wishes on Vaisakhi Celebrations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has extended his heartfelt wishes to Sikhs across Canada and around the globe on the auspicious occasion of Vaisakhi.

Vaisakhi, a significant festival in the Sikh calendar, marks the creation of the Khalsa and also celebrates the spring harvest festival. In his statement issued today, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of reflection, gratitude, and renewal during this joyous time.

“Sikhs in Canada and around the world will come together to celebrate Vaisakhi, one of the holiest days of the Sikh calendar,” said Prime Minister Trudeau.

He highlighted the vibrant and colorful celebrations that take place during Vaisakhi, including gatherings at local Gurdwaras and Nagar Kirtans, or processions, which showcase the rich diversity and heritage of the Sikh community.

Furthermore, the Prime Minister acknowledged the ongoing contributions of Canadians of Sikh faith to the nation, particularly during the fifth annual celebration of Sikh Heritage Month in April.

“This is especially evident in their countless acts of selfless service – or seva – which exemplify the values of generosity and compassion at the heart of their faith and encourage us to be better,” stated Prime Minister Trudeau.

The Government of Canada, through the Prime Minister, extended warm wishes to all those celebrating Vaisakhi, expressing hope for a happy and blessed occasion.

As Vaisakhi celebrations unfold across Canada, communities are coming together to honor the traditions, values, and contributions of the Sikh faith.


Prime Minister Trudeau’s statement on Vaisakhi underscores the importance of recognizing and celebrating the diversity of Canada. In a country known for its multiculturalism, events like Vaisakhi serve as reminders of the rich tapestry of cultures that contribute to the nation’s identity. The Prime Minister’s acknowledgment of the Sikh community’s contributions, particularly during Sikh Heritage Month, demonstrates a commitment to inclusivity and appreciation for Canada’s pluralistic society. As Canadians join in the festivities of Vaisakhi, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the values of unity, compassion, and service that are at the core of the Sikh faith.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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