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Justin Trudeau greets Sikh community on Bandi Chhor Divas

The prime Minister talked about how the festival offers a chance to acknowledge the significant contributions that Sikh Canadians have made and are now making to the country's development.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent his greetings to the Sikh community on the festive day of Bandi Chhor Divas, noting that it was also a time to recognise the significant contributions the Sikh faith has provided to the development of a stronger Canada.

“Today, we join Sikh communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas. On this holiday, Sikhs commemorate the story of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, who was imprisoned in 1619 at Gwalior Fort. When given the chance to be liberated from prison, the Guru refused to be released without the 52 innocent kings who were imprisoned alongside him. Ultimately, he succeeded at freeing himself and the kings,” PM Trudeau said in an official statement on Monday.

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