On Tuesday, April 23, the Sikh Student Association achieved what some thought was impossible! We hosted an event called Vaisakhi, also known as the Sikh New Year. Vaisakhi is a day to commemorate the establishment of the Sikh faith and identity.
We created this event to allow everyone to learn about our culture and religion — one that not many people know about. We had performances of Bhangra — a type of Punjabi dance – and Gatka (Sikh martial arts). In addition, there was turban-tying, Punjabi calligraphy and henna.
The Sikh Student Association provided a free dinner from Saffron Patch. More than 200 students, staff and faculty attended the event.
— Submitted by Poojajeet Khaira, a first-year College of Medicine student who is treasurer of the Sikh Student Association.