Ottawa, Canada: On Tuesday, 4th April, 2017, the Ottawa Sikh Sangat hosted the Nishan Saibh at the Ottawa City Hall. This is worth noting that Ottawa is the Capital of Canada and it has acknowledge our existence and identity prior to any other nation on this planet. The Nishan Shaib will fly at the City Hall for the entire month of April, 2017.
The Nishan Saibh was hoisted at the Ottawa City Hall by the Ottawa Sikh Sangat to commemorate the commencement of the month long Sikh Heritage Month celebrations for the entire month of April 2017.b
ABOUT SIKH HERITAGE MONTH –
In 2013, the Ontario government passed and received royal assent on a bill that officially recognized April as Sikh Heritage Month. Since 2014, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has celebrated Sikh Heritage Month. History was made, in 2015, when the Sikh Community partnered with the Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives (PAMA) in Brampton to celebrate Sikh Heritage Month through a month long series of exhibits, attracting thousands of attendees.
For the first time ever, the Sikh Heritage Month celebrations will coming to the Nation’s Capital from April 15th to the 17th.
Each year, Sikh Heritage Month focuses on a central theme, which provides consistency, focus and most importantly direction to the months’ celebrations. This year the theme is “The Spirit of the Sikhs”. Through this centralized theme we aim to illustrate core aspects of Sikhism and celebrate the accomplishments of Canadian Sikh’s through many different forms of art.