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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Historian Haroon Khalid wrote that Aurangzeb forbade anyone from moving the decapitated head of Guru Tegh Bahadur, but two of his followers defied his orders. According to information available at the gurdwara, Bhai Jaita Ji took the Guru’s head to Anandpur, the city the guru had founded, while Bhai Lakhi Shah Vanjara Ji took the body to his village, Rakab Ganj, and cremated the body by setting his own house on fire, to avoid arousing the suspicion of Mughal soldiers.