Guru Nanak Gurudwara Attracts Diverse Community to Celebrate Vaisakhi
Guru Nanak Gurudwara celebrated Vaisakhi Family event on Saturday April 28th. The free family event attracted over 400 attendees to celebrate annual Vaisakhi Mela on the grounds of Guru Nanak Gurudwara.
The annual celebrations and continuing the tradition of Vaisakhi festivities offered a glimpse of growing, entrepreneurial, successful, and philanthropic Sikh community of Las Vegas.
The local Indian restaurants and volunteers donated homemade snacks, elaborate luncheon, Indian sweets and drinks. The eclectic array of snacks included freshly prepared samosas, pakoras, chholey bhaturey, dahi vada, makki ki roti and saag, gol gappey along with full lunch buffet of delicious food – mixed vegetables, Punjabi kadhi, rice pulao and more.
The clear sunny day, though unseasonably warm, but luckily with no Vegas winds, and the cornucopia of delicious food, the celebrations were enjoyed by everyone in attendance from the local diverse Indian community. To keep attendees cool under the tent, the volunteers were busy offering freshly prepared mango lassi and rose milk along with frozen pops and ice cream. The Sunday Vaisakhi event became the showcase of comraderie, belongingness, and generosity of the local Las Vegas Punjabi Sikh community.
County Commissioner Tick Segerblom was in attendance to thank the Sikh community for bringing cultural diversity to Las Vegas. Congresswoman Susie Lee and Congressman Steven Horsford could not be in attendance, though their representatives, Ashanti and Rosalyn, respectively, presented the proclamations to Gurudwara President Tarsem Singh recognizing and thanking Las Vegas Sikh community for our efforts to preserve and protect the Sikh culture in Southern Nevada along with the many cultural contributions by the growing Sikh community.