Fiji Time: 7:23 AM on Sunday 19 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Sikhs gather to celebrate annual festival

Jone Kalouniviti
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ABOUT 200 Sikhs from Lautoka gathered to celebrate the annual Vaisakhi at the Gurudwara (Sikh temple) at Vitogo Parade on Monday.

The Vaisakhi festival observed by Sikhs all over the world on April 14, celebrates the founding of the Sikh community known as the Khalsa in 1699 in the city of Anandpur Sahib in India.

Farmers dominated the celebrations at Lautoka temple.

Temple secretary Prem Singh said the farmers had celebrated after harvesting their crops, which they presented at the event and also by singing and dancing.

He said the Vaishaki was also observed in Tavua, Labasa and Samabula in Suva on Monday.

Sports activities were also organised.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Son's death shocks family, police investigate brother
  2. Shorten tour time
  3. Top positions filled
  4. Shaky start
  5. 100-night burial ritual
  6. Father seeks assistance
  7. Star back
  8. Independent roles
  9. Centre clears the air
  10. Children wow the crowd

Top Stories this Week

  1. Back from the dead Tuesday (14 Apr)
  2. Victims to resist Monday (13 Apr)
  3. It's a lie Wednesday (15 Apr)
  4. Teacher cleared, investigations continue Tuesday (14 Apr)
  5. FICAC investigates ministry Monday (13 Apr)
  6. 'Fighting for home' Tuesday (14 Apr)
  7. Zoning for schools a failure Tuesday (14 Apr)
  8. A fair trial, says Singh Wednesday (15 Apr)
  9. Fatal trip Thursday (16 Apr)
  10. Ro Teimumu makes a stand Wednesday (15 Apr)