New York City 2016 Sikh Parade

The New York City (NYC) Sikh Parade is an annual commemoration event celebrating Vaisakhi, the anniversary of the origin of the Khalsa and the first Amrit initiation ceremony of A.D 1699. Participants and spectators from around the country come to attend the exciting event. Sikh Parade is held by Sikh Cultural Society.org of Richmond Hill New York. Usually set for third or the last Saturday in April. This year it was planned on 23rd Apr2016, started from 38th Street Madison ave to walk down till 24th street Madison Ave park.

The event included a float bearing the Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji (the Sikh’s holy scripture) and many other floats accompanied by marchers representing various gurudwara’s and religious groups. Kirtan was performed by ragis on floats. Multiple Gatka troupes performed Gatka (sikh martial arts) moving along the floats. Marching banners included groups from New York police department, Indian officers association and Sikh motorcycle club. Guru Ka Langar ( free community kitchen) was served at the end of parade.

New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
Nagada (Drums) playing along with floats
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
Indian officers association (NYPD)
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
Ardaas (prayer) by Sikh motorcycle club
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
Float with Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
Panj piyare
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
Float with Golden temple miniature
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
Sikh sahib making announcements
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
NYPD group
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
Volunteers sweeping roads and showering flowers before panj piyare
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
Sikh motorcycle club leading the march
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
Sikhs parade gathering at Madison ave
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi
Gathering around food stalls
New York City 2016 Sikh Parade - Photos by Jeet Sohi

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Bio: Jeet Sohi

Jeet Sohi, is an IT engineer by profession and photographer by passion. Jeet started doing photography 2 years back and since then has covered multiple events, portrait shoots and commercial assignments. Jeet also love’s to capture landscapes and architectures in leisure time. Jeet is from Punjab, India; and is currently based out of New jersey.

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