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Pacific Singapore Minister Lauds Contribution Of Sikh Community


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
Singapore: Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo on Sunday hailed the contribution of the Sikh community in the development of the city state's multi-ethnic society.

"Singapore is not Singapore without its vibrant Sikh community and its Khalsa spirit," said Yeo while applauding the community which is celebrating annual Vesakhi Mela today.

"Together with other ethnic and religious groups, including P{censored}es and the Jews, the Sikh community has contributed to the well-being and richness of Singaporeans across all sectors and in all walks of life," he said in a message to the community.

Yeo was guest of honour at the Vesakhi Mela this year.


Golf, Hockey and Kabadi were among the sports played at the Mela while Indian dances including bhangra were included in the cultural events.

Singapore's 15,000-strong Sikh community hosts the Vesakhi Mela every year to promote Punjabi sports and culture within the multi-ethnic city stat

Chaan Pardesi

Oct 4, 2008
London & Kuala Lumpur
Any country Sikhs have been to and settled, they have contributed to it positively in all spheres.The intrinsic factor built into the Sikh mind , which is totallyy different than the rest of Indians is the message of sanjhi waalta, sarbat da bhalla and the desire to better than the rest of of the communities and give the best to their children and country they live in.

The three basic Sikh principles. Kirt Karna means an individual must do honest labor to earn a livelihood. Wand Chakna tells individuals to help others and be charitable. Nam Japna is mediation in the name of one God has always helped Sikhs positively.

The adventerous and rising to challaenges spirirt of the Sikhs is something we as Sikhs have not appreciated and used to work for our own good.

Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Fiji, Canada, Kenya the Sikhs have alsway built a nice and powerful niche for themselves among all the people they live in.

Somehow this spirit fails themselves in their own desire for UNITY within the community.