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Festivals PM EXTENDS VAISAKHI GREETINGS TO SIKH COMMUNITY (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)

Discussion in 'History of Sikhism' started by Sikh News Reporter, Apr 13, 2009.

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    KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today extended greetings to the Sikh community in conjunction with the Vaisakhi celebration.

    "In the day commemorating the founding of this religion, I would like to wish the Sikh community in Malaysia a wonderful and prosperous Vaisakhi and hope that the well-being of Malaysia and its people are in your prayers. Have a joyous Vaisakhi!" he said in his blog, Welcome to 1Malaysia!.

    He said the celebration reminded him of the tremendous value of the country's diversity.
    The Sikh community worldwide celebrates the holy festival of Vaisakhi (or Bhaisakhi) with prayers, singing and dancing, and it was no different in Malaysia, he said.
    Vaisakhi falls on the first day of the Vaisakh month in the Nanakshahi calendar, coinciding with April 13 or 14 in the Gregorian calendar. It is the most important festival in the Sikh calendar, and signifies the birth of the Khalsa.

    -- BERNAMA
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