The Federal Labor Party sends our best wishes to all Sikhs on the auspicious occasion of Vaisakhi.
Today, in Australia and around the world, thousands of Sikh’s will celebrate the coming of the New Year and commemorate the founding of the Sikh community known as the Khalsa.
The teachings of Guru Gobind Singh encourage service to others, equality, courage and sacrifice. These are the values that enrich our nation and guide our own lives. This is one of the great inheritances of the Australian Sikh community.
Vaisakhi is the celebration of diversity, equality and acceptance that enhance our experience of Australian life and add to the beauty of modern multicultural Australia.
Now more than ever, Labor is committed to embracing diversity, mutual respect and multiculturalism.
We thank the Sikh community for making our nation stronger, and wish everyone a very happy and prosperous Vaisakhi.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Multicultural Australia