The Wagga Indian Community celebrated equality at the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak today.
Guru Nanak is the founder of the Sikh religion, which has one goal according to Wagga's Aman Paricha.
"He believed that everybody should be treated the same irrespective of their cast, creed and religion," he said.
"India was divided into different cast systems before him and he made them sit on one platform and share a meal like we are doing here to show everybody is equal."
Dr Paricha said Guru Nanak taught three core principles.
"Work hard, meditate and share," he said.
Damandeep Uppal who was also at the event said the Sikh community across the globe united on this day.
"We celebrate every year but this year is a milestone, so around the globe we all celebrate this day to mark it as a special occasion," he said.
"The main purpose of us celebrating here as a public event is to raise awareness and help the community of Wagga understand who we are and why we might look a little different wearing turbans and things.
"Our religion is very open and we welcome all to come and join us, we always serve free food, sit together and enjoy being equal in the moment, and we want to spread equality across Wagga."
As part of the milestone birthday, the Wagga Indian Community are not only donating money to the city's hospital, but also gifting the council with a scale model of the Harmandir Sahib Golden Temple.
Built in the 16th Century and still standing, the temple is essentially the centre of the Sikh religion, with the model being placed in Wagga City Library.