The local Sikh community celebrated the Sikh Foundation day called Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi) in the newly established Sikh temple (called Gurdwara) in Officer from 12 to 14 April.
Sikh communities have hit the jackpot in the State Government’s first ever Pick My Project initiative, acquiring three of the six grants allocated across Cardinia.
The weekend saw the official opening of the Officer temple, with a symbolic flag raising taking place on Sunday 3 June.
Siri Guru Nanak Darbar hosted more than 60 people during a special evening organised with the intent of raising awareness about Sikh faith and building community bridges.
On Sunday 24 March, La Trobe MP Jason Wood announced a funding of $340,000 for Officer’s Sikh temple ‘Siri Guru Nanak Darbar’ located at 33 Officer Road, Officer.
Cardinia’s newest temple was officially opened this weekend, marking an important step forward for the local Sikh community.