Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement marking Vaisakhi:
“More than 300 years after Guru Gobind Singh established the Khalsa, the central values of the Sikh faith - equality, justice, compassion, and service to community - continue to resonate.
“Those values, and the many contributions of Sikh British Columbians to our communities, have helped to make our province a better, richer place.
“For many, Vaisakhi marks the beginning of a new year. It’s a time for families, friends, and neighbours to celebrate together - and we can be proud that B.C. is home to some of the largest celebrations in North America.
“To all those celebrating Vaisakhi, may you enjoy it to the fullest with your loved ones.
“Lakh Lakh Vadai!”
Office of the Premier