Sikhism

Guru Nanak's Birthday Celebration, 2003

November 20, 2003

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/1120sikh.html

On November 20, 2003 the Dayton Daily News reported that "members of the local Sikh community are preparing for one of the most important religious holidays of the year. Major celebrations for members of the Sikh faith are called gurpurabs. And of the three principal gurpurabs observed by Sikhs each year, by far the most important is the...

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Sikhs Concerned About Government Representation if Sikh Official Demoted

November 20, 2003

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/story.asp?id=01052B4A-CDBC-4B9A-85A7-573725868A17

On November 20, 2003 The Vancouver Sun reported that "[newly-elected prime minister] Paul Martin risks disappointing Canadian Sikhs if he demotes Natural Resources Minister Herb Dhaliwal, Canada's first Indo-Canadian federal minister and cabinet's highest-ranking person of colour, a Sikh community spokesman...

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Man Arrested on Charges of Arson to Sikh Gurdwara

November 16, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wiltshire/3275269.stm

On November 16, 2003 the BBC News reported that "a man has been questioned in connection with a suspected arson attack at a Sikh temple. A community centre at the temple in Swindon was allegedly doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire in October. The damage, which it was estimated could cost up to £5,000 to repair, occurred less than two weeks after the new centre was...

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Update: 92-year-old Sikh Marathon Runner Wins Ellis Island Medal of Honor

November 14, 2003

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/136651p-121561c.html

On November 14, 2003 the New York Daily News reported that "Fauja Singh, a 92-year-old Sikh man who ran the New York City Marathon wearing his turban endured taunts of 'Hey, Osama Bin Laden' and 'Look at Saddam' along the 26-mile route. Fauja Singh had decided to run to educate the public about Sikhism, a religion founded in Punjab, India, in the 1500s......

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Prime Minister Says Government Protection of Religious Sites Rooted in Islamic Teachings

November 13, 2003

Source: Hi Pakistan

http://www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en44800&F_catID=&f_type=s

On November 13, 2003 Hi Pakistan reported, "Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali...said protection and proper maintaining of places of worship was the government’s policy and part of teachings of Islam. 'The government will continue to make all possible efforts in this regard,' he told a 12-member delegation of Sikh Yatrees, currently visiting...

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Interfaith Gathering Commemorates Renaming of Street After Mother Teresa

November 10, 2003

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=275122

On November 10, 2003 The Times of India reported, "From next year, Park Street will be known as Mother Teresa Sarani. Mayor Subrata Mukherjee announced the decision formally on Sunday...Earlier in the day, members from various walks of life joined a prayer for Mother Teresa. From Amritsar and Barrackpore to Chandernagore and Dakshineshwar...

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Guru Nanak's Birthday Celebration, 2003

November 8, 2003

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-sikh1108.artnov08,1,2566309.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On November 8, 2003 The Hartford Courant reported that "for Sikhs, today is the most important holiday of the year. It's the birthday of Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh faith, who was born more than 500 years ago in Talwandi, a village now in the Lahore region of Pakistan. Sikhs celebrate the holiday with...

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President Bush Issues Greeting on Birthday of Guru Nanak

November 8, 2003

Source: The Sikh Council on Religion and Education

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/bushgreets

On November 8, 2003 The Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported that President George W. Bush "has sent his warm greetings to Sikhs across America and worldwide on the 534th birth-anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. The Sikh community in the U.S. is celebrating this auspicious occasion on Saturday, November 8, 2003 in their respective congregations. President Bush in his...

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Guru Nanak's Birthday Celebration, 2003

November 8, 2003

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/life/2003/11/08sikhssearchforu

On November 8, 2003 The News Journal reported that "Delaware Sikhs have faced minor discrimination, said Nirmal Singh, a priest who serves Sikhs in Delaware, but the faithful here would like to be better understood. With that in mind, Sikhs have invited others to join them at the Elsmere Fire Company on Nov. 16 to celebrate one of their happiest...

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Sikh Candidate Runs for Senate in IL

November 7, 2003

Source: India West

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=32e7940da12dce60e3a871d4079f32f4

On November 7, 2003 India West reported that Chirinjeev Kathuria, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Illinois, has filed a multi-million dollar defamation suit against the Chicago Tribune. A recent article in the Tribune accused the Sikh candidate of embellishing his resume with claims of success as an...

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Education or Constitutional Violation? Sikh Students Asked to Teach Classmates on Their Religion

November 7, 2003

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/7205246.htm

On November 7, 2003 The Mercury News reported that "an influential Sikh organization is calling on Sikh children to ask their teachers today if they can read a short explanation about the birthday of their religion's founder, Guru Nanak... But while Bay Area school officials say they support teaching students the region's multiculturalism, they are also concerned the request...

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Senator Clinton Greets Sikhs as They Celebrate Founder's Birthday

November 7, 2003

Source: Sikh Council on Religion and Education

On November 7, 2003 the Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported that "U. S. Senator from New York and the former First Lady Hillary Clinton has sent greetings to the Sikh community on the birth - anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. In her message she said, 'I am pleased to have this opportunity to send greetings to all who are celebrating the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.' Sikhs are celebrating the birth of the Founder on November 8, 2003 all across America. She further added, 'Community...

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