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Andrews Labor Government announces $200,000 for celebrating Guru Nanak’s 550th birthday

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By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 5 August: The Andrews Labor Government has decided to support this year the 550th birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru with $200,000 grants for organizations and community groups through the Sikh Celebrations and Events Fund.

A media release from Mr.Richard Waynne MP, Minister for Multicultural Affairs says the Sikh community has contributed immensely to Victoria’s multiculturalism.

Mr.Richard Wynne says, “Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary is a huge moment of celebration for Sikhs around the world and here in Victoria – we want our celebrations to be among the best.”
“Multiculturalism is one of Victoria’s greatest strengths – we celebrate it, we embrace it because we are all Victorian.”

Applications will close on 25 August. For more information or to apply, one should visit multicultural.vic.gov.au/grants.