Singapore minister lauds contribution of Sikh community
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 23:57
Singapore: Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo on Sunday hailed the contribution of the Sikh community in the development of the city state's multi-ethnic society.

"Singapore is not Singapore without its vibrant Sikh community and its Khalsa spirit," said Yeo while applauding the community which is celebrating annual Vesakhi Mela today.

"Together with other ethnic and religious groups, including Parsees and the Jews, the Sikh community has contributed to the well-being and richness of Singaporeans across all sectors and in all walks of life," he said in a message to the community.

Yeo was guest of honour at the Vesakhi Mela this year.

Golf, Hockey and Kabadi were among the sports played at the Mela while Indian dances including bhangra were included in the cultural events.

Singapore's 15,000-strong Sikh community hosts the Vesakhi Mela every year to promote Punjabi sports and culture within the multi-ethnic city state.


First Published: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 23:57

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