BC News 1Victoria: Premier Christy Clark today has released the following statement marking Vaisakhi:

“Over the coming days, many thousands of British Columbians will join with millions of people

around the world in celebration of the holiest day of the Sikh calendar.

“Vaisakhi is an important reminder of the proud and enduring Sikh culture.  For over a century,

your contributions to British Columbia have enriched us all. Thank you for all you have done, and

continue to do, to grow our economy and strengthen our communities.

“I am proud that British Columbia is home to the largest Vaisakhi celebration in North America.  I

encourage all British Columbians to take part in local celebrations.

“On behalf of all British Columbians, I wish you prosperity, health and happiness as you celebrate

with your friends, family and community, and for the coming year.

“Lakh Lakh Vadhai.”