He said the Sikh community has seen the number of ani-Sikh hate crimes go up since the 2016 election. “We’re trying to get our political leaders to be responsible because when they speak, bigots, like we saw in Marysville, will act,” Shergill said. So what’s the answer to keeping incidents like this from happening again? “I think the solution is more communication with people, direct communication, living with people of different ethnicities,” said Jay Inglee, who works in Grass Valley.
DUBAI: The Sikh Gurudwara Darbar Sahab in Jebel Ali, Dubai, was a picture of tolerance and diversity as hundreds of Muslim bus drivers and the Catholic faithfuls they were ferrying for the Papal mass in Abu Dhabi partook in the langar or free community meals from 4pm onwards on Monday. On Tuesday, Surinder Singh Khandari, chairman of the gurdwara, told Gulf News, “There were some 100 buses outside the Gurudwara as this area, which has seven churches, was a pickup point for buses taking people to Abu Dhabi
The Lawrenceville gurdwara (Sikh house of worship) began the tradition in 2017. They began with three families and has grown to include a total of 80 people who serve altogether. There are about 15-20 who serve the community each month, but Santiago was one person who always showed up to serve. For general security measures, they began looking to hire an off-duty police officer to patrol during weekend services in March 2018. Santiago was the first to offer his services, but he soon went beyond his dutie
Northridge, California, resident Pritam Singh is proudly adorning the billboards for Dollar Shave Club, a California-based company popularly dealing in shaving and grooming products. The 74-year-old Singh appears in the company’s new commercial for beard oil, a unique product targeting men who like to keep their facial hair.In a commendable move toward showcasing diversity, the company chose a Sikh model and also featured a thoughtful tagline for its commercial which reads, “Beard Oil Because for Some Peo
“We are here to support those federal employees who are not getting their paycheck, and we really appreciate their services… and we believe our nation should appreciate and give gratitude to those men and women who are doing wonderful service for us, but are not getting paid so,” said Balwinder “Dillon” Dhillon, President of the Sikh Center of San Antonio. “The least we could do is support them with a hot meal for the next three days.”
It turns out that the Sikh Temple Gurudwara Sri Kalgidhar Sahib Takanini & Otahuhu does all that and more. They do feed thousands of people (specifically, an average of 300 on weekdays, 1000 on Saturdays and 2000 on Sundays). No, you don’t have to be Sikh. You don’t have to pray at the temple. You don’t even have to pay for the food. “We welcome everyone and we don’t ask where you come from or what you do,” says Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand spokesperson Daljit Singh.
On a clear day, both are visible to each other. But the Radcliffe Line, drawn in August 1947 between Pakistan and India, ensures that travel for the average Indian or Pakistani is impossible across this international border. India’s Sikh community is roughly around 20m people – under 2% of India’s population of over a billion. More than half of them live in the Punjab, India and are cut off from the most significant shrines associated with the founder of their faith, all located in Punjab, Pakistan.
There are already six Gurdwaras in Houston, which welcome all to learn more about the Sikh culture. “We’re devout people, but we’re totally attuned to local customs and culture,” Azad said. He said that the American philosophy of “all men are created equal,” is perfectly aligned to Sikh ideals. In addition, the religion is centered on charity. “If you are hungry, no one will ask you what religion you are, what caste or creed,” Azad said. “We feel it is our duty to feed you. If you need shelter, no one in
What you might not expect is that the trucker in the next lane is wearing a turban. Even with unemployment at a nearly 49-year low, there is a record-high shortage of truck drivers. This year, the turnover rate for truck drivers is 96 percent. More than 50,000 drivers are needed to meet the demand, and the shortage is forcing companies like Amazon, General Mills, Tyson Foods and others to hike up their prices to consumers. But one group of drivers — Indian-Americans who practice the Sikh faith, truckers
Sikhism was born in Punjab, a region that was divided between the two countries during partition in 1947. The Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur is one of Sikhism’s holiest shrines. The religion’s founder, Guru Nanak, spent the last 18 years of his life there. The decision coincides with the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak’s birth. Since the division of India and Pakistan into two separate nations, Indians have had limited access to the shrine, often struggling to get visas to visit, says BBC Punjabi’s Dali