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Sikh group in Shediac marks non secular vacation with celebratory parade

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Sikh group in Shediac marks non secular vacation with celebratory parade

The Sikh group in Shediac gathered Sunday to have fun the religious vacation of Vaisakhi.

Vaisakhi marks the creation of Sikhism in 1699 and the commencing of the harvest yr.

Prabhjot Singh participated in what he states is the very first generally held nagar kirtan in New Brunswick.

The customized will contain a procession of individuals singing hymns. On this state of affairs, they wandered to the location that can property their long run temple.  

“It’s actually a extremely religious pageant within the Sikh group.” he acknowledged as he served free handmade meals stuff on the group’s non permanent temple. 

Sikh group in Shediac marks non secular vacation with celebratory parade
Prabhjot Singh participated in a nagar kirtan in Shediac. It was held to mark the non secular trip of Vaisakhi. (Serge Clavet/Radio-Canada)

“Any individual from any religion, any caste or anyplace in Canada can seem right here, sit right here, absorb right here…. We’re serving to every particular person different just because we’re growing a group proper right here,” talked about Singh.

The precept follows that of seva — or selfless supplier — a thought that was embodied by Sikhism’s founding gurus.

The province’s Sikh group skilled been hoping to position on a nagar kirtan as a result of truth earlier yr, however COVID-19 constraints prevented it. 

The province’s Sikh group skilled been hoping to position on a nagar kirtan as a result of truth closing yr however couldn’t primarily due to COVID-19 limitations. (Serge Clavet/Radio-Canada)

That’s the reason it actually is been a discount for Navdeep Singh to position on the procession.

“I’m fairly grateful and excited as a result of everybody in our area people wished [to have a] Sikh temple right here by which we will worship,” acknowledged Singh.

He acknowledged it may be wonderful for members of the neighborhood to get alongside each other for a celebration like this given that they’ve the shared expertise of being immigrants lacking their homes. 

A procession of people and autos headed in direction of the location that can inevitably dwelling a Sikh temple. A chariot containing the holy information, Guru Granth Sahib, additionally was ingredient of the procession. (Serge Clavet/Radio-Canada)

“A lot of individuals are relocating…. The area people is rising and there may be actually a require of Sikh temple.”

Navneet Kaur moved listed right here from Toronto and defined this occasion is a method to bear in mind her way of life and produce a sense of group to the place. 

“Having the nagar kirtan held in [the Atlantic provinces] is definitely a cheerful minute for me, and I expertise like each individual will be part of and can regard our custom and can know much more about it.”

Quite a few hundred of us from all around the Maritimes attended the celebration.

Vaisakhi marks the creation of Sikhism in 1699 and the start of the harvest interval. (Serge Clavet/Radio-Canada)