The #MerdekaDayShiningTurban has landed in Penang.
Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang (WGSP) has endorsed the campaign to encourage Sikhs to wear a turban on 31 August 2018 when Malaysia celebrates the 61st Merdeka Day.
They join Gurdwara Sahib Taiping that threw its support for the campaign earlier.
More gurdwaras, Sikh associations, unofficial groups and individuals are expected to embrace the campaign – a simple but powerful gestur to register the vibrant and positive presence of the Sikh community in Malaysia.
“We are taking part in the state parade planned for Merdeka Day. Our participants will be dressed in Punjabi costumes, and they will surely don the turban,” WGSP management committee president Daljit 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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