Update: Ohio Sikh Temple Receives Historic Marker

April 28, 2003

Source: The Beacon Journal


On April 28, 2003 The Beacon Journal reported that "the Sikh Gurdwara of Richfield -- the first Sikh temple in Ohio -- was awarded a historical marker Sunday by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission... Displayed in front of the temple on Broadview Road, the marker provides a sense of validation for many of the faith, such as Ratanjit S. Sondhe of Chagrin Falls... 'We feel now that we are part of America,' said Sondhe, a founding member of the Guru Nanak Foundation of the Greater Cleveland Area... Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell delivered the keynote address, emphasizing the importance of having a common moral code to enrich diversity in communities."