United Conservatives celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas
United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney issued the following statement marking Bandi Chhor Divas:
“Bandi Chhor Divas, the Sikh Day of Liberation, is a festival that Sikhs celebrate alongside the Hindu festival of Diwali. It commemorates the day when Guru Hargobind was released from prison.
“On my recent trip to India, I was delighted to revisit the Sri Harmandir Sahib where I had the opportunity to immerse myself in Sikh customs and traditions.
“Sikh Canadians have played an integral role in the shaping our province since the early 20th century. As Sikhs across the province gather in celebration, I join in offering my warmest wishes, for a happy Bhandi Chhor Divas.”