SURREY-NEWTON MP Sukh Dhaliwal launched a video on Friday honouring the contributions that Sikhs have made to Canada and celebrating the Senate’s passing of his private member’s bill C-376, an “Act to designate April as Sikh Heritage Month.”
The bill was passed by the Senate unanimously on Thursday, April 11 and awaits royal assent.
For the past two years, Dhaliwal has been working tirelessly across political lines to adopt this legislation.
The video launches a day before close to half a million people descend on Dhaliwal’s riding of Surrey-Newton to observe the international Sikh holiday of Vaisakhi.
Canada is the first country to adopt formal legislation that declares April as Sikh Heritage Month.
Dhaliwal said he will be at the Vaisakhi Day Parade in Surrey-Newton, observing the holiday with family, friends, and constituents, celebrating the bill’s passing with them all.