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Vasakhi 2014, celebrated at Canberra airport

April 14, 2014April 14, 2014
Sikh Taxi Drivers of Canberra celebrated the Sikh festival of Vasakhi on 14th April 2014 which marks 315th anniversary of birth of Khalsa, the name given to one who imbibes pure and truthful leaving as per teachings of Sikh Gurus.   The festival bears a great significance for the Sikhs due of the fact that on the Vasakhi day in the year 1699, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh ji laid down the foundation of the Khalsa and bestowed them with the teaching of defiance and gave them a code of conduct for serving disadvantaged and indigent. This day is also observed as the thanks giving day by the farmers whereby the farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for the future prosperity. Vasakhi is a festival celebrated across the northern Indian subcontinent, especially in the Indian state of Punjab with great zeal and enthusiasm. The Sikh Guru’s teach equality among all humans and guide us, “Let no one be hungry where the spirit of God prevails”.  Encouraged by the above verse the followers of Sikh religion often organise free community kitchen as a mark of respect towards their Guru. It is known as Guru-Ka-Langar where the food is served to everybody without any consideration of caste, color, creed and status in the society.  Following this practice Sikh Taxi Drivers of Canberra distributed free breakfast and coffee at Canberra airport to mark the festival of Vasakhi.

CSA membership form amended

April 13, 2014April 13, 2014
The Canberra Sikh Association’s membership application form has been amended. The amendment was required because of the revision of membership fee and some other minor improvements. Please make sure to fill in the new for membership application, as enclosed. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM