Thousands attend four-day Sikh festival to celebrate founder's 550th birth anniversary and renew commitment to religious harmony

Members of the public also got a taste of Sikh culture and heritage from a photo exhibition featuring Sikh buildings and...

SINGAPORE - Over the past four days, thousands of Sikhs from Singapore and around the region were at the Singapore Expo for the largest gathering of the Sikh community in South-east Asia that featured speeches, devotional music and a heritage exhibition.

This year's event took on an added significance as it celebrates the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith, who was born in 1469.

Organisers said the event, Naam Ras Kirtan Darbar, from Saturday to Tuesday (Dec 22 to 25) also aimed to remind the Sikh community of the key principles of their religion - appreciation and respect for others, universalism, and inclusiveness - as well as to provide a deeper understanding of the Sikh faith and traditions to non-Sikhs.

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