Sikhs Celebrate 300th Anniversary of the Khalsa

April 10, 1999

Source: The Plain Dealer

On April 10, 1999, The Plain Dealer reported that there is a planned procession along Public Square in Cleveland on April 24th to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Khalsa. With two gurdwaras and an estimated 500 families in the greater Cleveland area, the Sikh community has a growing presence in the area. Ohio Governor Bob Taft officially designated April 14th Khalsa Sikh Day in recognition of "the faith, rich cultural heritage and family values" that Sikhs promote."