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November 12th, 2019

Statement on the 550th Celebration of Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Sahib Ji

A statement by Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada's NDP:

“Today marks the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Sahib Ji and on behalf of New Democrats, I wish everyone a joyous and prosperous Gurpurab.

Guru Nanak Sahib Ji spread a message of love, equality, social justice, community service, and unity that transcended caste, creed, gender, sexual orientation, religion and/or nationality.

As such, the 550th anniversary of his birth has inspired the momentous opening of the Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India which promotes this spirit through a historic act of peacebuilding, love and reconciliation.

As Sikhs across the world celebrate Gurpurab, let’s also take this opportunity to recognize the universality of Guru Nanak Sahib Ji’s values and the similarity to the values all Canadians embrace. Together, let’s recommit to building a more just and inclusive Canada and world.

I wish everyone observing a Happy Gurpurab.”