Sikhism

First White House Celebration Of Birth Anniversary Of Guru Nanak Dev, Founder Of Sikhism

December 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Council on Religion and Education

http://www.sikhcouncilusa.org/article.aspx?article=gurunanak09

'Welcome to the White House' was the greeting with which Christina M. Tchen, head of the White House office of Public Engagement office, greeted a room full of Sikh men with all kinds of colorful turbans and ladies with traditional Punjabi dress, gathered to celebrate Guru Nanak's birth-anniversary for the...

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US Army Accepts a Second Sikh With Turban And Beard Intact

December 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Siasat Daily

http://www.siasat.com/english/news/us-army-accepts-second-sikh-turban-and-beard-intact

The US Army has agreed to accept a second Sikh, Captain Tejdeep Singh Rattan, with his Sikh identity intact after an eight month long campaign by a Sikh advocacy group.

Rattan, a military dentist, had refused to remove his 'dastaar' (turban) or shave his hair as a condition of...

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Standing Room Only As Council Considers Sikh Temple Proposal

December 7, 2009

Author: Scott Tracey

Source: Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/571928

The 160-seat public gallery in the new city council chamber was not big enough for a planning meeting Monday night, as councillors considered a rezoning application which would allow a Sikh temple on Clair Road.

The audience was largely men in turbans and women in saris, representatives of Guelph’s growing Sikh population.

Dr. Ravi Rai,...

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Sikh Temple Offers Prayers to Four Slain Police And Others Who Serve

December 7, 2009

Author: Kie Relyea

Source: The News Tribune/The Bellingham Herald

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/northwest/story/984013.html

Worshippers at the Guru Nanak Gursikh Temple paid tribute on Sunday, Dec. 6, to the four Lakewood police officers who were shot and killed a week ago - thanking them, along with law enforcement in Whatcom County, for protecting their communities.

"It has been a shocking thing for all of us," said Satpal...

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Sikh Sues Ind. Airport Bus Co. for Discrimination

December 3, 2009

Author: Ken Kusmer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j1ev7Ivh8ap7NO8fpVAk7rcJhOqAD9CC1R8G3

A Sikh man sued an Atlanta-based company that provides shuttlebus service at Indianapolis International Airport, claiming it denied him a job as a driver because of his beard and turban, which he said his faith requires.

Indirjit...

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Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs Live In Complete Harmony In Malerkotla

November 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: ANI/Sify.com

http://videos.sify.com/watch/ANI-Hindus--Muslims--Sikhs-live-in-complete-harmony-in-Malerkotla-jl4uObjgeaf.html-jl4uObjgeaf.html

It[']s dawn and silence prevails in Malerkotla town. And so does harmony .People in this Muslim dominated town have been living in peace since ages and the region has never seen or heard of any conflict...

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Brother Of Slain Sikh Attended Obama Dinner

November 28, 2009

Author: Jim Walsh

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/2009/11/27/20091127statedinner1128.html

He said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, a former Arizona governor, threw her arms around him and said, "Rana, you are here in the White House. I can't believe it."

Singh Sodhi and his wife, Sukhbir Kaur, could hardly believe it, either. The exclusive dinner...

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Guests Share the Secret Of Leamington's Sikh Temple

November 26, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Courier

http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/Guests-share-the-secret-of.5861724.jp

Scores of guests were welcomed to Leamington and Warwick's Sikh temple for a civic reception on Tuesday. The High Sheriff of Warwickshire, the Lord Mayor of Coventry and mayors from around the county were joined by town, district and county council officials, Warwickshire's chief fire officer and...

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Sikh Celebration Honors Religion's Founder

November 22, 2009

Author: David Benda

Source: The Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/news/2009/nov/22/sikh-celebration-honors-religions-founder/

For the third straight year, the Sikh community gathered Saturday for a day of celebration on the eve of the religion founder's birthday.

Saturday's dazzling and colorful festivities - which featured food, music, prayer, a flag ceremony and a helicopter hovering overhead dropping...

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Youth Slate Wins Surrey Temple Election

November 16, 2009

Author: Boaz Joseph

Source: BC Local News/Surrey North Delta Leader

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/70172762.html

Members of the Guru Nanak Sikh temple in Surrey have opted for change, voting in the Sikh Youth slate led by Bikramjit Singh Sandhar and voting out the group led by Harjinder Singh (“Thana”) Cheema that has controlled the second-largest gurdwara in North America (after the Ross Street Temple in Vancouver) for over a decade.

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White House Celebrates Guru Nanak's Birthday

November 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Deccan Chronicle

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/latest-news/white-house-celebrates-guru-nanaks-birthday-790

After Diwali, the Obama White House for the first time celebrated Gurparab, Guru Nanak's birth anniversary, with about 125 Sikh men in colourful turbans and women in traditional Punjabi dress.

President Barack Obama himself was not present, but senior officials led by...

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Sikh Temple Approved for Lincoln Ave.

November 16, 2009

Author: Kristi Funderburk

Source: The Daily Journal

http://www.thedailyjournal.com/article/20091116/NEWS01/911160311

The city's first Sikh temple soon could be built in East Vineland.

The city Planning Board last week approved construction of a gurdwara -- a place of worship for the Sikh religion -- on South Lincoln Avenue. The South Jersey Sikh Society hopes to begin construction soon and plans a March opening for Vineland's...

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Californian City Gets First Sikh-American Mayor

November 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_californian-city-gets-first-sikh-american-mayor_1311609

An Indian-American man who rose from humble beginnings to become a successful farmer and banker, will be the first Sikh Mayor of a Californian town, known for its large Punjabi population.

Kash Gill, who as a boy, used to work as a farm labourer to help his family make...

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Sikhs Who Own Subway Shops In Lehigh Valley Airport Settle Suit

November 13, 2009

Author: A. Kaur

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/2009/11/sikhs-who-own-subway-shops-in-lehigh-valley-airport-settle-suit/

The Sikh owners of two Subway restaurants at Lehigh Valley International Airport who claimed they were being evicted because worried passengers confused them with Muslims have settled their federal lawsuit against the airport authority. Suhirdbir Bhasin, Raminder Bhasin...

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