Indian Flag hoisted for first time in 35th Australian Sikh Games

The National Flag of India was hoisted for the first time in the 35th Australian Sikh Games, taking place at Gold Coast in Brisbane from April 7 to April 9, 2023

Indian Flag hoisted for first time in 35th Australian Sikh Games
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India: The National Flag of India was hoisted for the first time in the 35th Australian Sikh Games, taking place at Gold Coast in Brisbane from April 7 to April 9, 2023. The participants expressed pleasure and encouragement while the hoisting ceremony of the flag was taking place in the games.

The Australian Sikh Games featured the staging of 14 different sports with the participation of 3,500 athletes and around 100,000 people were gathered to be part of the event. The stadium which is used for hosting Olympic and Commonwealth Games was organized by the Sikh Games.

Along with that, Prime Minister of India- Narendra Modi extended best wishes for the games and stated that the games work as an efficient platform for strengthening the sporting spirit and skills among the young athletes seeking to pursue their carrier in sports. While responding to the message of PM Modi, Indian Minorities Foundation (IMF) Convenor Satnam Singh Sandhu stated that his words are significant to them and work as the source of great motivation for the participants.

He further added that PM Modi has always paid special respect to Sikh Gurus and Community and in his last 9 years of tenure as prime minister of India, Modi has carried out a number of historical initiatives such as the opening of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor after a wait of seven decades, ensuring justice for 1984-anti- Sikh riots victims after three decades. He also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the opening of the Hemkund Sahib Ropeway project grandeur celebrations of Gurupurabs and others.

Further, President of the Australian National Sikh Sports and Cultural Council Sarabjot Singh Dhillon added that they feel pleasure that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a special message for the Sikh Diaspora who is participating massively in the Australian Sikh Games 2023.

Australia hosts Sikh Games every year in capital cities and major regional areas around the country. During this year’s event, great enthusiasm was witnesses among many about getting connected to Indian culture and heritage.