THE SIKH COMMUNITY will be celebrating the 300th Gurgaddi Day on Oct 20, 2008 to mark the 300th anniversary of the day the 10th Sikh Guru ordered the Sikhs to accept Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (Sikh Holy Scriptures) as their Eternal Living Guru. It marked the transition from a "Bodily Guru" (as had been the case of the first 10 Sikh Gurus) to an "Eternal Guru" with no bodily form.
The Singapore Sikh Community has lined up a series of events to mark this grand occasion.
One of the most significant events will be a 300th Gurgaddi Day Harmony Parade which will include a float procession around Singapore island on Oct 18-19 covering all the seven Sikh temples plus other non Sikh places of worship and general places of interest.
The key objectives of the harmony parade are to promote racial harmony, create greater awareness of Sikhism and increase awareness of the other religions among the Sikhs.
The harmony parade will be visiting Church of the Holy Trinity from 2.00 to 3.00pm on Sunday Oct 19. About 100-150 Sikhs will visit the church at that time.