Peel Regional Police honoured the celebration of Vaisakhi, which signifies the birth of the Khalsa for the Sikh community.
In April 1699, the Sikhs were blessed with an internal code of conduct and a uniform based on the five Ks by the tenth Guru:
Kesh: uncut hair.
Kangha: a wooden comb for the hair.
Kara: an iron bracelet.
Kachera: a cotton undergarment.
Kirpan: an iron dagger.
Chief Chris McCord and Peel Regional Police Chaplain Inderpal Singh shared a celebratory video message to highlight this important day in world history.
Also, the Region of Peel Khalsa Day Parade, known as Nagar Kirtan, will take place on May 5 at Sri Guru Singh Sabha (7280 Airport Road) in the City of Mississauga.
The parade will be led by five ‘beloved ones’, known as the Panj Pyaare and the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (the current Guru of the Sikhs).
There will be processions through the streets and participants will sing hymns from Sikh text.
Langar, a communal meal, will also be served to all participants.