| Singapore | 1 Jan 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Singapore senior minister Indranee Rajah visited the Naam Ras 2016, a four-day Sikh festival or kirtan, discourse, and exhibition, held at the Singapore Expo last week.
Indranee, the senior minister of state for law and finance, came in her capacity as the president of Sinda is the Singapore Indian Development Association (Sinda), a government established self-help group catering to the Indian community.
She had also joined for Guru Ka Langgar.
Along with the Naam Ras organising team, some leaders of local Sikh organisations also joined to greet the minister. They included Singapore Sikh Education Foundation (SSEF) chairman Gurdial Kaur, Sikh Advisory Board (SAB) chairman Jarmal Singh, Khalsa Dharmak Sabha president BG (Rtd) Sarbjit Singh, Young Sikh Association Singapore (YSA) president Malminderjit Singh and Sikh Welfare Council Singapore (SIWEC) chairman Gurdip Usma.
Also present was Sinda CEO K Barathan.
Naam Ras, the largest biennial Sikh kirtan festival in Singapore, started on 23 Dec 2016. As in past events, it attracted participants from neighbouring Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, as well.
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