Sikhism

Sikh Seriously Injured after Unprovoked Assault Outside NY Gurdwara

January 16, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-16-01-2008-00.html

Baljeet Singh, a 63-year-old Sikh man suffered serious injuries on Monday evening during an unprovoked attack by David C. Wood, a next-door neighbour to the gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) at 95th Avenue and 222nd Street in Jamaica, New York. Singh suffered a broken nose and a fractured jaw, which will both require surgery. The...

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Sikh with Kirpan Denied Court Access

January 16, 2008

Author: Daryl Slade

Source: The Vancouver Sun/Canwest

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=4a0dffbc-17f2-4bae-9682-a1c07a2d5a52

A security sheriff was just doing his job when he told a Sikh man on Monday he could not take his ceremonial dagger with him into a Calgary court building, says the spokesman for Alberta's solicitor-general.

"Anything that would not be allowed on an airplane...

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Sikh Contribution Recognised

January 16, 2008

Author: JOHN HAROLD

Source: Stuff

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/sundaystartimes/auckland/4357294a22396.html

Over the past 30 years Beant Singh Jador has devoted much of his life to building the Sikh community in New Zealand.

The Conifer Grove resident and businessman received a Queen’s Service Medal in the New Year honours list, recognising his work in the Sikh community in Auckland and Waikato since he came to New...

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World Sikh Organization of Canada: Banning of Kirpans in Courthouses Unacceptable

January 16, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: MarketWire/World Sikh Organization of Canada Inc.

http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=811121

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) is very concerned that Tejinder Singh Sidhu was denied entry into the Calgary Courthouse because of his wearing of the kirpan. Mr. Sidhu had been subpoenaed to testify as a witness but was denied the opportunity to fulfill his civic duty because of a prohibition on the kirpan....

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Books on Sikhism to be Included in Washington Area Public Libraries

January 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/11D405E0E6CEE2CF872573D10069B88A!OpenDocument

A county adjacent to Washington has agreed to include books on Sikhs in its public libraries. Montgomery County officials agreed and accepted the books on Sikhs and Sikhism to include them in the library system to help disseminate information about the community. Guru...

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Sikh Samaritans Rescue NRI, Family from Mob

January 15, 2008

Author: Samod Sarngan

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1145162

A South African family living in Kharghar in Navi Mumbai had a narrow escape from a mob that attacked them following a misunderstanding in a Nerul mall on Sunday night.

The family got a second life when four Sikhs jumped in to shield them from the mob. In fact, a day after the incident, the Sikhs continued to offer their support to the dishevelled NRI...

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Sikhcess™ Announces Launch of Sikh Community’s Global ‘Feed the Homeless’ Campaign in March 2008

January 13, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: PR.com/Sikhcess

http://www.pr.com/press-release/67479

Today, Sikhcessâ„¢, a community service organization, unveiled definitive plans to feed the homeless worldwide through its ‘Feed the Homeless’ campaign on March 1, 2008. Sikh communities throughout the globe will participate, with efforts to feed the homeless and needy in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia.

“...

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Sikh Temple No Sanctuary, Minister Says

January 12, 2008

Author: Kim Bolan

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=4d7e8e27-647c-45cc-8eb7-556c6105fe4b

The Surrey Sikh temple where Laibar Singh has taken sanctuary received a letter from the Canada Border Services Agency on Friday saying it still intends "to take the necessary steps to enforce this removal order."

The Vancouver Sun obtained a...

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GGSSC Canada's Supersikh Competition Draws 360 Participants

January 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3D1E244A4CEB3D70872573CD007CA638

Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle (GGSSC) Canada, pulled together an innovative competition, which attracted almost 575 registrations last weekend. Participants were asked to share their favorite sakhis on blister boards or on powerpoint and the winner was declared a SUPERSIKH. The winners also...

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SYLC Impacts Lives of Sikh Youth

January 8, 2008

Source: India Post News Service

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/1787/

LOS ANGELES: The Sikh Youth Leadership Council (SYLC) is the joint vision of two high school students Japji J. Sethi and Gurbani M. Sethi. The organization was started last year to help young students in junior high, high school and college find mentors in specific careers that students personally identify.

"I reached a point when I had to decide which colleges I wanted to apply to and...

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Livingston Sikhs Sue Temple Leaders to View Records

January 7, 2008

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20080107-1058-ca-brf-sjvalley-sikhtempledispute.html

LIVINGSTON – Some Livingston Sikhs are suing their temple's leaders to gain access to the church's financial records.

The temple members say they want to see whether the Peach Avenue temple's money has been mishandled over the last two decades...

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Happy Birthday Party Held for the Beloved 10th Guru

January 7, 2008

Author: James Dowd

Source: Commercialappeal.com

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/jan/07/happy-birthday-party-held-for-the-beloved-10th/

One by one, the worshipers at Gurdwara Sahib on Sunday approached the holy text, bowed and prayed.

Later, a priest chanted and sang in Punjabi as more than 200 Sikhs celebrated the life of Gobind Singh, the last human guru.

"This is about the...

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