Local Sikhs Celebrate

January 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer



Sikhs from all over [C]alifornia came to [B]akersfield to be part of the festival and celebrate with the local Sikh community. Bakersfield's Sikh community hosted the birthday celebration for Gobind Singh, their religion's tenth guru. Some say he was a pioneer in fighting terrorism. One man spoke about the misconceptions and stereotypes aimed at them, while Mayor Harvey [H]all said the Sikh community should be appreciated more.