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Canada celebrates Sikh Heritage Month with theme of Ekta - Unity and Oneness
Sikhs in Canada celebrated the month of April as Sikh Heritage Month. The tradition started with April being proclaimed as Sikh Heritage Month by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 2013 to showcase and celebrate the legacy and contributions to Sikhism in the areas of arts, culture, humanism and heritage.

This year the month long celebration was organized in a big way since the year marks the 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Sahib, informs Facebook friend with pictures.

The Sikh Heritage Month Foundation has been established to collaborate the 'Sikh Heritage Initiatives organized by a committed team of community leaders and change-makers'.

The website of Sikh Heritage Month states, "This year marks the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji's birth and beginning of the development of the Sikh religion. To commemorate, Sikh communities around the world will be celebrating his legacy and contributions to Sikhi. Following this momentous year, the focal point of Sikh Heritage Month celebrations this April will be around the unifying concept of Ekta - unity & oneness."

The Holy Scripture of the Sikhs explains the precept of 'Unity and Oneness' as : "The Creation is in the Creator, and the Creator is in the Creation, totally pervading and permeating all places."

In India, a number of events have planned to mark the year 2019 as the 550th birth anniversary year of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru and the founder of the faith.

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