YOUR NEWS: 2nd annual Denver Sikh Day Parade creates awareness, celebrates Vaisakhi

The Sikh Community of Denver celebrated Viasakhi by bringing awareness to the community through the second annual Denver Sikh Parade May 28 in Denver’s City Park and Capitol Hill neighborhoods along East Colfax Avenue.

“An event like this gives us a platform to communicate boldly and respectfully that we are just like any other countrymen but with a different appearance,” President of Colorado Singh Sabha, Dalbara Singh Sandhu, said in his address to the congregation.

Officials from all levels of government attended the celebration, including Aurora’s Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and State Rep. Mike Weissman, as well as gubernatorial candidate and Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison, Adams County commissioners Chaz Tedesco and Steve O’Dorisio, Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll, Democratic State Rep. Dominick Moreno and Assistant District Attorney Hetal Doshi.