HON BILL SHORTEN MP
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG
MICHELLE ROWLAND MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR CITIZENSHIP AND MULTICULTURALISM
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
MEMBER FOR GREENWAY
We send our best wishes to all those celebrating Vaisakhi for 2014.
Vaisakhi is a very special time for many people in the community, but especially for the Sikh and Sub-Continent community that call Australia home.
This occasion marks a time where a movement stood up for their beliefs and opposed an oppressive regime.
The actions of Guru Gobind Singh united a people and strengthened the Sikh movement. Whilst standing up to the Mughal oppressors, Guru Gobind Singh stressed that the Sikh cause was one of protection and not hatred.
Sikh teachings provide all of us with the necessary tools to live happy and fulfilling lives and we thank the Sikh community throughout Australia for your wonderful contribution which strengthens our nation.
Once again, we wish everyone all the very best for Vaisakhi.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.