He didn’t want to give up his #religion to serve. Now he’s #Houston’s first #Sikh deputy constable.

After all that work, the 21-year-old Sugar Land resident’s swearing in as one of the newest members of the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office took less than a minute. The move made him the first Sikh deputy constable in Harris County and represented an important step forward in religious inclusion, local Sikhs said. Sikhism is a monotheistic religion that originated in what is now India. Practicing Sikhs wear a turban and five articles of faith: uncut hair, a wooden comb, an iron bracelet, an iro

Source: He didn’t want to give up his religion to serve. Now he’s Houston’s first Sikh deputy constable. – HoustonChronicle.com

Thanks dhal: #Sikh group to the rescue with hundreds of free curries

Sikh Volunteers Australia was founded by the burgeoning Sikh community in Melbourne’s south east about six years ago. It established a free food service in 2017 and now regularly helps feed homeless people in the municipalities of Casey and Frankston. Early this year it extended its reach to help feed those affected by bushfires at Bunyip near Pakenham. The group’s work is driven by the Sikh belief in people caring for one another says Mr Singh. Since Monday, and under the watchful eye of head chef

Source: Thanks dhal: Sikh group to the rescue with hundreds of free curries

When Disasters Hit #California, #Sikh #Temples Provide Meals and Refuge

Karanbir Singh, who helped organize the Sikh Center of San Francisco Bay Area’s outreach during fires in Santa Rosa two years ago, says that the community’s response is a natural outgrowing of its scripture. “We follow the teachings of Guru Nanak [the founder of Sikhism], and one of them is to share with other people and to help them,” he says. “We try to help out anybody who comes here; day or night we provide them free food or lodging.” Though the Center is not equipped to provide housing for long-term st

Source: When Disasters Hit California, Sikh Temples Provide Meals and Refuge – Gastro Obscura

#RoseParade #2020: #Sikhs roll out a float to sow seeds of hope, generosity and harmony

With the Irwindale-based Phoenix Decorating Co., Singh and 1,400 volunteers were able to bring to life a man who exemplified what the world should be, she said, “putting humanity above affiliations and differences.”The float shows Ji pouring water, surrounded by 69,000 live roses and 16 real-life children. The presence of children from different backgrounds was important to showcase, Singh said, because they are the future of the world.

Source: Rose Parade 2020: Sikhs roll out a float to sow seeds of hope, generosity and harmony – Los Angeles Times

Dwindling #congregations force Winnipeg #faith groups to re-imagine roles in community

Devgan said the daily programs run through the Sikh Society of Manitoba provide flexibility so people have more options of when they can go to worship. Its place of worship, or gurdwara, is located on Mollard Road near the northern outskirts of Winnipeg, where the society operates a school with dedicated volunteers who teach youth about the faith, language and more. “It’s something that’s operated at this society — kind of on-and-off over the last several decades — but over the last 10 years, we’ve

Source: Dwindling congregations force Winnipeg faith groups to re-imagine roles in community | CBC News

Female prison officer in #HongKong becomes the first to wear a #turban at work

At the ceremony earlier this month, the 20-year-old made history by becoming Hong Kong’s first female Sikh prison officer wearing a turban, in a Correctional Services Department (CSD) which has more than 6,500 officers but only 46 who are not Chinese. To Kaur, an Indian Hongkonger and one of the city’s approximately 12,000 Sikhs, the religious garment has always been at the heart of her identity.

Source: Female prison officer in Hong Kong becomes the first to wear a turban at work | South China Morning Post

#Delhi #Gurdwaras to get department stores to help survivors of anti-Sikh riots

These stores would be run on the cooperative model and would be managed, operated, administered and run by 1984 anti-Sikh violence survivors and their family members. All the profit earned from these stores would be utilised for welfare, advancement and development of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims’ families to ensure dignified livelihood for them, Sirsa was quoted as saying in a press release.He said first such department store would be opened within the premises of historic Gurdwara Bangla Sahib near C

Source: Delhi gurdwaras to get department stores to help survivors of anti-Sikh riots | Amritsar News – Times of India

Seva Truck, a #Sikh #American’s unique initiative to combat #hunger

Over “12.9 million children in America do not know where their next meal is coming from. And something needs to be done about it,” he thought.So Kakar bought an old FedEx truck, painted it orange and began operating his Seva Truck. A unique DC based organization that sends meals to local communities in need including schools and social work organizations.Kakar works on the tenets of his faith – Sikhism and on the teachings of Guru Nanakji, founder of the the Sikh faith who believed in feeding the ne

Source: Seva Truck, a Sikh American’s unique initiative to combat hunger

The #Sikh family living a #Jedi lifestyle: @StarWars Families in #Australia

This trust, established in such a short space of time, is evident in the series of images Ang has produced. The family sit or stand together, clearly completely at ease, either when stroking one another’s cheek, posed by Ang in constructed set-ups that recall stills from the Star Wars films, or in candid moments of laughter. The photographer makes use of a rich, textured palette: Updesh’s turban as a flash of blue amongst a mostly white frame, light spilling through lace curtains, the glow of a light sabre

Source: The Sikh family living a Jedi lifestyle: Star Wars Families in Australia – British Journal of Photography

@AamirKhan: “I Receive lot of Peace at Sri Darbar Sahib”

Amritsar (Punjab), Nov 30 (ANI): Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on November 30 visited the holiest Gurdwara and the one of most important pilgrimage sites of Sikhism the Golden Temple in Punjab’s Amritsar.He took the blessing at the Gurdwara offered prayers. Aamir will soon be seeing performing a Sikh character in his upcoming movie ‘Laal Singh Chaddha.’ This is Aamir’s third visit to the holy Gurdwara.While talking about ‘Laal Singh Chaddha,’ the ‘PK’ actor said that he is trying to make a nice movie which will be appreciated by the viewers. ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ is an adaptation of Hollywood movie ‘Forrest Gump.’The Golden Temple or Sri Harmandir Sahib is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. The gurdwara teaches the lesson of egalitarianism and humility.

Source: Aamir Khan: “I Receive lot of Peace at Sri Darbar Sahib” – DSU