Special Visitors!

Thursday, June 15 was an extremely busy day at India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas (8600, #5 Road in Richmond). Grade 12 students from one of our neighbourhood schools-Richmond Christian High School- were busy learning about various religions. About 50 students in three different groups visited Gurdwara Nanak Niwas to learn about Sikhism and the Indo-Canadian community in Canada. They were followed by an Inter-Faith group from Simon Fraser University.  It was an honour for me, as their guide, to share with these visitors the basic principles of Sikhism, the message of universal brotherhood, human rights and equality as preached by our Guru Jis starting with Guru Nanak Dev ji. They were very keen to learn about Sikhism and the contribution of our community to the development of Canada. Gurdwara Nanak Niwas is one of the most popular places for visitors on Richmond’s Highway to Heaven. There are more than 20 places of worship of different religious denominations. They are an excellent example of inter-cultural and inter-religious harmony.  Such initiatives gain added significance when we are celebrating the 150 th anniversary of Canada.

***by Balwant Sanghera

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