Washington DC, 15 April 2023 (TDI): On the occasion of Vaisakhi, the annual Sikh festival, the Vice President of the United States (US), Kamala Harris, has extended her warmest greetings and well wishes to Sikhs around the world.
In a statement released, the Vice President Harris expressed her admiration for the Sikh community and their commitment to equality and justice.
“On Vaisakhi, Sikhs celebrate the commitment to equality and justice for all people,” said Vice President Harris.
“I am honored to recognize this important festival and to extend my best wishes to the Sikh community around the world. Your contributions to our society and your dedication to principles of equality and justice are an inspiration to us all.”
For the information, Vaisakhi is an important festival for Sikhs, marking the establishment of the Khalsa, a community of devout Sikhs, by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.
Also, the festival is celebrated on April 14 every year and is a time of great joy and celebration. Sikhs gather in their gurdwaras, or places of worship, to offer prayers, sing hymns, and share food with one another.
So, the Vice President’s statement is a testament to the crucial role that the Sikh community plays in American society.
To mention, Sikhs have been an integral part of the American fabric for over a century, and their contributions to the country’s economy, culture, and social fabric are immeasurable.
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Doug Emhoff, the Second Gentleman of the US also joined in extending his greetings to the Sikh community. “On behalf of myself and my wife, Vice President Kamala Harris, I extend our warmest wishes to the Sikh community on this joyous occasion.”
“May this festival of Vaisakhi bring you and your loved ones peace, happiness, and prosperity.”
In a nutshell, the Vice President’s statement is a attestation to the enduring values of the Sikh community, which has long been known for its commitment to justice, equality, and peace.
As Vaisakhi is celebrated, let us all take inspiration from the Sikh community’s spirit of generosity, compassion, and service to others.