Obama praises Sikh support for cultural diversity
Barack Obama has thanked the Sikh community in America for their efforts to promote cultural diversity.
He paid tribute in a greetings letter for the tercentenary celebrations of the consecration of the Guru Granth Sahib.
In a message addressed to the American Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee, Obama acknowledged the worldwide stature of the faith.
“Sri Guru Granth Sahib is considered the universal spiritual leader and guiding light for the Sikh community. In 1708, Guru Gobind Singh officially ordained Guru Granth Sahib as the final and perpetual Guru of Sikhs. This worldwide celebration will commemorate the 300 years of consecration of Guru Granth Sahib and the anniversary of the accession of Guru Gobind Singh,” he wrote.
Noting that both Sikh and non-Sikh community members would gather to promote and honour the contributions that the Gurus have made to the Sikh community, he thanked the American Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee for their ongoing efforts to promote cultural diversity and awareness
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