Canada first country in the world to declare a Sikh Heritage Month

Burrard Strategy

April 17, 2024

Canada is officially the first country in the world to adopt formal legislation to recognize April as Sikh Heritage Month.
The private member’s bill was brought forward by Sukh Dhaliwal — Liberal MP for BC’s Surrey-Newtown riding.The bill was unanimously passed by the Senate on Thursday, April 11, and received royal assent from the Governor General on April 30.

“The first Sikh Canadians arrived in Vancouver just 20 years after British Columbia became joined confederation, so the story of Sikh Canadians is the story of Canada,” Dhaliwal told Daily Hive.

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