Colour and charm at Singapore Vaisakhi golf

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| Singapore | 1 May 2017 Asia Samachar |
SPIRITED: Some of the participants at the Vaiskahi Golf 2017 by Singapore Khalsa Association – PHOTO / SKA

Some 144 golfers showed up in ‘full colour and charm’, as observed by an astute sports commentator, at one of many Vaisakhi events in Singapore.

The annual golf on ended the month-long celebrations by Singapore Khalsa Association (SKA) which included games likes hockey, soccer and netball, and cultural shows.

“This golf tournament culminates the final event in the Vaisakhi celebrations over the month of April,” SKA president Mohinder Singh tells Asia Samachar. “We are happy to see such enthusiastic celebration of Vaisakhi in Singapore.”

In a Facebook update, veteran Singapore-based journalist Suresh Nair observed: “The turbans fly and the true spirited Sikh solidarity is always shown in the celebration of the auspicious harvest festival, Vesakhi, which the Singapore Khalsa Association (SKA) celebrated at a golf event on Friday.

“Wow, few can ever close to the charismatic colour and charm of these Punjabi folks who toast to an abundant good agricultural year and pray for abundant crop produce for the next season.

“In land-scarce Singapore, among the heartlander-based events of SKA, I was thrilled to join my Sikh friends at the Sembawang Golf & Country Club, where a Friday of fund-raising golf culminated with a rousing splendour of evening dinner and entertainment.”

On 15 April, SKA organised a Vaisakhi carnival with the Singapore Education Minister Ng Chee Meng as the guest of honour.

SPIRITED: Some action at Vaiskahi Golf 2017 by Singapore Khalsa Association. (L-R). SKA immediate past president LTC (Retd) Charanjit Singh, Manmohan Singh, Major Kuldip Singh and Gurdip Singh Hundal – PHOTO / SKA
YOUNG POWER: Aryan Singh, 12, (right) was the youngest player at the Vaiskahi Golf 2017 by Singapore Khalsa Association, receiving a souvenir from Colonel (Retd) Gurcharan Singh, with Gurdip Singh Hundal watching. – PHOTO / SKA

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