Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Matthew Guy has announced a $400,000 grant to assist the construction of the $2.7 million multi-purpose hall at Gurdwara Sri Guru Granth Sahib Keysborough.
Visiting the Keysborough Gurdwara on Sunday 14thSeptember, Minister Guy made the commitment which would provide lasting benefits for the local Sikh community.

Minister Guy addressed the congregation with the Sikh greeting (“WaheguruJiKaKhalsaWaheguruJi Ki Fateh!”) and declared that he would help the Gurdwara with any future projects.

The Multipurpose hall will be used for promoting cultural programs and specific activities for women, elders, youth  and special need members of the community.  The hall will also be used to provide the free meals “LANGER” program from 7am to 9pm.

Minister Guy was accompanied by Mrs Inga Peulich MLC (State Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region),Dr Ali Khan (Liberal Candidate for South Eastern Metropolitan Region), Cr Geoff Ablett (Liberal Candidate for Cranbourne), Cr Susan Serey (Liberal Candidate for Narre Warren South), Gandhi Bevinakoppa (Liberal Candidate for Clarinda), Adrianne Fleming (Liberal Candidate for Keysborough), Robert Davis (Liberal Candidate for Mulgrave), Joanna Palatsides (Liberal Candidate for Dandenong) and Amanda Stapledon (Liberal Candidate for Narre Warren North).

Phulwinder Singh (Liberal Candidate for Yuroke) and AmandeepRosha (Liberal Candidate for xxx) both from the Sikh community in metropolitan Melbourne also attended the Sunday programme.

The guests were received by Gursharn Singh, President, Manjit Singh, Secretary, Enderjit Bahia, Treasurer, and other committee members including MC Harman Singh who publicly thanked Minister Guy for the grant.

Dr Ali Khan and Enderjit Bahia made a presentation regarding Sikh religion and their visions of the Gurdwara, which include the multi-purpose hall, kitchen, community hall and the library.

Throughout the day the Liberal candidates maintained a friendly atmosphere and had langarsitting on the floor, as per Sikh tradition, with the local Sikhs.

October 26, 2014 |

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