Sikh History and Culture Showcased at Smithsonian

August 13, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

On August 13, 2001, The Washington Post reported on the gala dinner at the National Museum of Natural History held to raise money for the Smithsonian Institution's Sikh Heritage Project, whose purpose is to help preserve Sikh culture. "Pakistan's deputy chief of mission, Akram Zamir, and the Indian ambassador, Lalit Mansingh, attended..., despite the uncomfortable diplomatic air between their neighboring countries...The project's first phase, now underway, is the identification and collection of artifacts for exhibit in a window in the museum's Hall of Asian Peoples. "