Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday participated in Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan in Toronto. He took part in the celebrations after a gap of seven years.

Taking to Twitter, Trudeau later shared pictures of the celebrations, and said “From Vancouver to Edmonton to Toronto, I have fond memories of attending Vaisakhi celebrations. Today, we were back in Toronto for this year’s Khalsa Day parade — celebrating with friends old and new. Happy Vaisakhi!.”

The Canadian Prime Minister, as per Hindustan Times, was flanked by some of his Cabinet colleagues, including Harjit Sajjan and Omar Alghabra as well as Liberal Party MPs from the Greater Toronto Area or GTA.

Addressing the crowds at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto, the leader reminisced about attending the Toronto Khalsa Day parade previously.

“I remember attending the Toronto Khalsa Day parade a few years ago, and I’ve been across the country many times since. I always have fond memories of visiting Vaisakhi celebrations here in Toronto, in Ontario and across the country,” he said.

“Sikh values are also profoundly Canadian values.”  

Trudeau had in 2017 attended the Toronto Khalsa Day event. With that, he became the first Canadian PM in more than a decade to attend the event; before him Paul Martin in 2005 attended. 

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