Sikhs Organizations to Open School in Response to Religious Symbols Ban

March 5, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India,000600010001.htm

On March 5, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Faced with a ban on turbans in schools, various Sikh organisations in France have decided to open a school there, so that education of their children does not suffer.

The foundation stone of the school was laid recently at Bondy in France by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Chairman Paramjit Singh Sarna, who also pledged to give Rs 25 lakh for construction purposes.

'We have requested the Central Government to allow us to send the money. We have also asked various Sikh organisations in India, including SGPC, to help in building of the school,' Sarna told reporters in New Delhi."