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CELEBRATING SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND UNITY IN DIVERSITY THE SIKH COMMUNITY WAY
Minister Ong Ye Kung to join thousands at Vesakhi Mela at the Singapore Khalsa Association
More than 3,000 people from all ethnicities, backgrounds and walks, as well as new citizens and foreigners are expected to descend upon the Singapore Khalsa Association (SKA) on 13 and 14 April 2019 for the Sikh community’s Vesakhi Mela (Fair).
The two-day festival is organised by SKA, in partnership with the Singapore Sikh Education Foundation (SSEF).
Held in conjunction with Vesakhi, a key event in the Sikh community’s calendar, commemorating the birth of the Khalsa Panth (the Commonwealth) and a celebration of the Sikh cultural heritage, the event will showcase a plethora of social, cultural and sporting activities for different groups and for people of all ages in Singapore.
Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education, Singapore, will grace the occasion in 13 April 2019. He will interact with the audience and will present
In his message in the souvenir magazine, Mr Ong lauded the efforts of the Sikh community to reach out to the other communities, “With the theme ‘Singapore – A Home for All’ this year, the event will reach out to more than 3,000 people from different ethnic groups, ages and backgrounds. The event has also attracted new citizens, the expatriate community and migrant workers. I congratulate SKA and its partner organisation, the SSEF, for organising this significant and meaningful event.”
Recognising Singapore as a cohesive and well-integrated landscape, SKA’s Vesakhi Mela aims to ensure that all Singaporeans come together to celebrate this important occasion for the Sikhs, in line with the theme of the event, ‘Singapore – A Home for All’. The second day of the event has been specially organised to accommodate the Punjabi foreign workers who have their weekly leave on Sunday.
Vesakhi Mela 2019 will feature various sporting activities such as hockey, football, golf and a tri- challenge event. In addition, there will be a turban-tying competition, bhangra and giddha performances, mass bhangra participation, and free-for-all singing and dancing.
There will also be various games and carnival stalls, as well as educational programmes on the dangers of drug abuse and emergency preparedness for children.
NOTE: Asia Samachar is the online media partner of the Vesakhi Mela 2019
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