Thousands Expected At Sikh Games

March 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Southern Star

A crowd of more than 30,000 people is expected to attend the 23rd annual Sikh Games National Multicultural Festival at Tingalpa over the Easter weekend. 

The festival, hosted this year by the Punjabi Cultural Association, is an important event for the southside Sikh community. 

The event is celebrated in a different Australian city each year and seeks to promote harmony and increased understanding among the country’s diverse cultural communities.

State Labor Member for Chatsworth Steve Kilburn said there were about 2,600 people of Sikh faith living in Queensland. 

Sikhism boasts some 25 million followers around the world, with more than 19 million devotees in India alone.