Sikhism

Milford Sikhs Celebrate Vaisakhi with Festive Parade

April 24, 2006

Source: Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=90483

On April 24, 2006 Milford Daily News reported, "A little rain on their parade did not dampen the spirits of local Sikhs who marched in colorful procession to their house of worship on East Main Street yesterday morning to celebrate one of their faith’s major holidays. The occasion was Baisakhi, the Punjabi New Year’s harvest festival that...

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Santa Clara Holocaust Remembrance Event Includes Other Faiths

April 24, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/14415476.htm

On April 24, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "For this year's Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, Sukhdev Singh Bainiwal, a Sikh, will light a candle in remembrance of the millions killed. He will be joined by an American Indian, a Buddhist, an African-American and a rabbi.

For the first time in...

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Sikh Man Reinstated to Job After Turban Controversy

April 23, 2006

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/default.aspx?zone=article.view&a=1392&z=1

On April 23, 2006 the Sikh American Legal Defence and Education Fund reported, "In February 2006, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) successfully mediated and resolved the issue of a Sikh Gentleman who was disallowed from wearing his daastar – or turban -- on the job, at a Domino's Pizza store in Maryland. SALDEF thanks Domino's Pizza, Inc for...

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American Sikhs Live in Two Worlds While Studying at Miri Piri Academy

April 22, 2006

Source: Namaste: A Journey Through Spiritual India

http://www.coveringreligion.org/2006/04/22/between_two_worlds_american_si.html

On April 22, 2006 Namaste: A Journey Through Spiritual India reported, "At the Miri Piri Academy in Chhertha Sahib, outside Amritsar, India, the students faces look American, they speak in American English, and many of them have all the trappings of American youth: iPods, cell phones and reggaeton ringtones, but...

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EU Leaders Promise to Take Up Turban Issue With France

April 22, 2006

Source: Rediff

Wire Service: PTI

http://in.rediff.com/news/2006/apr/22sikh.htm

On April 22, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "A visiting European Union team Friday promised the Sikh community that it would try to impress upon France the 'cultural' sentiments attached with the turban and ask them to lift the ban on wearing it in schools. A nine-member Parliamentary delegation led by Ludhiana-born EU legislator Neena Gill had met...

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Sikh Detective Files Second Job Discrimination Case

April 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/4929428.stm

On April 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "An Asian detective who won a race discrimination case against the Metropolitan Police is taking his employers back to a tribunal. Gurpal Virdi, a Sikh detective sergeant, told an Asian radio station he still faced racism in the force. Mr Virdi won compensation and an apology in 2002, two years ago after being suspended for allegedly sending...

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Three Priests Narrowly Escape Arson Attack on Wolverhampton Gurdwara

April 20, 2006

Source: SikhNet/BBC News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/CF2AED19FAD7504987257156006190A5

On April 20, 2006 BBC News reported, "Three Sikh Priests were led to safety last night following an arson attempt on a Sikh Gurdwara in Bilston.

The emergency services were called out just before 0100 BST to put out fires started using two large bins placed in front of the two doors of the Temple.

Guru...

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Sikh Theme Park to Open in September in Punjab

April 19, 2006

Source: The Indian Express

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=178754

On April 19, 2006 The Indian Express reported, "To commemorate 300 years of martyrdom of the Sahibzadas of Sri Guru Gobind Singh in the battle of Chamkaur Sahib, a theme park, named Saka Chamkaur, is being constructed at Chamkaur Sahib, the first phase of which would be completed by the end of September this year... It was in December 2004 that Punjab Chief Minister Captain...

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Police Officer Honored by London Sikh Community

April 19, 2006

Source: Stortford Citizen

http://www.bishopsstortfordcitizen.co.uk/sport/generalsport/display.var.731798.0.top_cop_honoured_at_sikh_gurdwara.php

On April 19, 2006 the Stortford Citizen reported, "The Sikh community welcomed Waltham Forest's top policeman in a special ceremony before the annual Vaisakhi festival. Borough Commander Mark Benbow visited the Gurdwara Sikh Sangat in Francis Road, Leyton, to...

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Sikh Heritage Complex Opens

April 17, 2006

Source: Sikhnet/The Tribune

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/9321B8A1ACADF158872571530069B940

On April 17, 2006 The Tribune reported, "Ensconced in the aura of the majestic and historic Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, the first phase of the Khalsa Heritage Complex, the world's largest story-telling museum on the Sikh community, opens [in Anandpur Sahib] tomorrow. The first phase comprises a library, an auditorium and...

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LA Mayor Sports Turban to Sikh Vaisakhi Celebration, Sikhs Donate to Food Bank

April 17, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/A6F42DC24E0AE3A78725715300670AF7

On April 17, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Over 15,000 Sikhs from California and around the country celebrated Baisakhi on Sunday, April 16th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Organized by 13 different Sikh organizations and temples in the Southern California area, the celebration included Sikh devotional music, addresses by Sikh...

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Sikhs Participate in 19th Annual Sikh Games in Sydney

April 15, 2006

Source: Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,18823721%255E1702,00.html

On April 15, 2006 the Herald Sun reported, "More than 1000 Sikhs are using the Easter long weekend to compete in a variety of sports at the 19th Australian Sikh Games in Sydney. The games began in Concord in Sydney's west yesterday and run until tomorrow afternoon and feature competitors from Australia, the US, Malaysia, New Zealand,...

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