Vaisakhi-A National Holiday

Sikhs will be celebrating Vaisakhi world wide next week on April 14th. Sikhs in Malayasia are requesting that Vaisakhi be made a national holiday.

Tan Sri Darshan Singh, the President of Malaysia National Sikhs Movement president, said, “The Sikhs who arrived earlier in this country served in the security forces and have contributed towards the economic development of Malaysia”. Karpal Singh of DAP believes that Vaisakhi should be given consideration as a national holiday because of its considerable significance to Sikhs. However, Malaysian Sikhs have not gotten a positive response from the government.

A common saying is a community knows when its contributions are being viewed as an important part of a “host” country’s fabric of life when the entire nation gets a day off on a day that is significant to that community. In a nutshell, it means you have really “made it”.

I look forward to the day that non-Sikhs will be taking Vaisakhi off in Malaysia and America. We have “made it” in these countries in many ways although we are often treated like “resident aliens”. I wish it wouldn’t take a national holiday to break that mold, but may be it would help?


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9 Responses to “Vaisakhi-A National Holiday”

  1. Roop Dhillon says:

    In britain it is not a national holiday, but some companies allow you to swap it as such with easter instead

  2. Roop Dhillon says:

    In britain it is not a national holiday, but some companies allow you to swap it as such with easter instead

  3. Harinder says:

    Congratulation to Malaysian Sikhs for serving the beautiful Malaysian people

  4. Harinder says:

    Congratulation to Malaysian Sikhs for serving the beautiful Malaysian people

  5. Roop Dhillon says:

    Happy Vaisakhi Everyone

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  6. Roop Dhillon says:

    Happy Vaisakhi Everyone

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  9. bestessay says:

    National holidays have more significance for every citizen. Everyone should know about the same factor. It will perform with the dutiable and highlight of the different values. Every national holiday has too much separate value in front of the same purposes.