Our Heavenly Father the Almighty God, I want to thank you for seeing us through the year 2013 and ushering us to the new year. We are praising your name by saying happy New Year to each other. Our lord Almighty God through the power of your name i ask you to preside over this function so that the Honour and Glory be to you.

Thank you for bring us together by your Grace to launch the postage stamps and together remember the input of Sikh community in the Social and Economic development of Uganda for the past 100 years. Uganda is a lively country and indeed a pearl of Africa. We know that this was your choice.

Thank you for blessing us with good leadership where everyone is enjoying peace and tranquillity. Under the wise leadership of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda we as Sikh community shall continue praying for and your cabinet to ensure that our contribution to the social, economic contribution is maintained through the peace and stability provided by your government.

In our sikh prayer we say everybody has a social responsibility to its citizens. I ask everyone to share that resposibility as Sikhs have done for the last 10 years. I ask our lord to protect every participating in this function and to take back home safely after the function. I shall now recite the opening verse on the first page of the Sikh holy book Guru Granth to remember your name;

There is but One God - manifested and Un manifested One,

The Eternal All - pervading Divine Spirit


Without fear,

without enmity,

Immortal Reality Unborn,

Self - Existent. True in the timeless beginning,

True in the past infinity of ages,

Even now, He is the truth,

Sayeth Nanak, for ever and ever He shall be Truth Eternal! Waheguru ji ka khalsa wahaguru ji fateh