Thursday, January 23, 2020

550 Years Of Guru Nanak In South Africa

27 Nov, 2019

The South-African Sikh community was lauded for its support to other communities as Gurdwara Sahib Johannesburg culminated a four-month celebration of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev's 550th birth anniversary with three days of festivities over the weekend.

The celebrations started in July with the distribution of blankets to the needy in Johannesburg and continued with food parcel distribution and other community activities.

India's High Commissioner to South Africa Jaideep Sarkar, the keynote speaker, complimented the Sikh community, which comprises exclusively Indian expatriates and Sikhs who have made South Africa their home after 1994, when the apartheid-era ban on emigration from India of more than four decades ended.