Gurdwara Sahib Taiping has become the first gurdwara in Malaysia to officially sign up for the Merdeka Day Shining Turban campaign.
On 31 August 2018, they will be hosting some 300 students from various Punjabi Education Centres (PECs) in Perak for the Ardas Day.
The gurdwara team plans to include the event as part of the #MerdekaDayShiningTurban campaign.
“We may get a few non-Sikhs to come over and tie turban as well,” Gurdwara Sahib Taiping management committee president Balraj Singh told Asia Samachar.
#MerdekaDayShiningTurban is a campaign to get Sikhs to don the turban as Malaysia celebrates the independence day on 31 Aug.
This is an opportunity for Sikhs, individually and as a community, to display their zeal as Malaysians.
For more than 100 years, Sikhs have played a prominent and visible role in the making of Malaya, and later, Malaysia. It’s time to keep shining.
So, on Merdeka Day, let’s join the campaign by donning a turban.
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