Sikhs turn to online Vaisakhi

Because of Covid-19, Sikh leaders in Southern California organized online celebrations of Vaisakhi, one of the most important days of the year for Sikhs. Raagis, people performing hymns, will be broadcast using a variety of live stream and digital platforms and social “gatherings” will be held on social media. Some are also delivering food and financial support to community members who are struggling. Despite issues with sound quality and a lack of financial resources to invest, bringing the community together for the celebrations is a priority to combat social isolation during the pandemic.

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