For Immediate Release

November 14th, 2016

Mayor Crombie’s Statement Marking Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurab

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I join with our active, engaged and thoughtful Sikh community to celebrate the joyous and significant occasion of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

“The life and teachings of Guru Nanak are of profound significance. Born in 1469, Guru Nanak Dev Ji inspired, and continues to inspire, generations of men and women to dedicate themselves to the Sikh virtues of kindness, peace, and compassion.

“These principles can be found in communities across Canada, and especially here in Mississauga.

“Mississauga is home to the Sikh Heritage Museum. I encourage residents, of all backgrounds, to visit this museum, as I have, and to experience the wealth of history and sacred literature, which exemplify the Sikh faith.

“I further encourage everyone to learn more about the spiritual leader, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, and his timeless words of inspiration, poetry and teachings.

“Through inclusion, tolerance, and respect for all cultures and faiths, Mississauga will continue to be an inspiration to other communities.”