November 16, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
The Australian Sikh Council organised a Samagam to celebrate 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak ji at the Australian Federal Parliament on the 22nd October 2019.
More than 100 guests from all across Australia including 32 Members of Parliament and Senators gathered to mark this historic day. The evening saw the first-ever investiture of Guru Granth Sahib at the Parliament House. The event was followed by speeches of various parliamentarians and Sikh community leaders.
Harinder Singh, the co-founder of US-based Sikh research institute, was the keynote speaker of the event. He focused upon the 1Force-1Ness paradigm as created by Guru Nanak ji to address the following issues like political paralysis, social justice, and rising extremism. Harinder Singh further emphasised on the teachings of Guru Nanak and said ‘Guru Nanak proclaims the biggest weapon you can carry with you is knowledge’. He applauded Australia for its number one ranking in the United Nations Education Index and how it sets an example for other countries.