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UNITED SIKHS wishes its supporters a blessed Gurpurab as we celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Prakash Diwas today, November 25th, 2015. On this day in 1469, the first Sikh prophet was born. During the 70 years of his life, he spread messages of the unity of religions, equality of all people, and the importance of charity.
California, USA-This November, we celebrated the fourth annual Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month in California. Over the course of the month, we brought anti-bullying resources to over one hundred Sikh children and parents, and tied turbans on over fifty university students and faculty and educated them about the Sikh faith.
Peshawar, Pakistan:-On November 8th, 2015, UNITED SIKHS launched the Pak-Afghan Earthquake Relief Effort to provide aid and assistance to individuals affected by one of the strongest earthquakes the region has ever seen.
Amritsar, Panjab, India - UNITED SIKHS calls on Sikhs to support the Sarbat Khalsa 2015, an international meeting of Sikhs in Amritsar on 10th Nov 2015, which has been called in response to the critical issues faced by Sikhs.
California, USA-UNITED SIKHS congratulates its volunteers and supporters on the fourth annual Sikh Awareness month in California, USA. In 2012, California State Legislature declared November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation month-a month to recognize American Sikhs, and honor the contribution of Sikhs to American society.
Washington, DC - On September 28, you signed the petition to write to your Senators about the detrimental effects bill S.806: Drug Free Commercial Driver Act will have on the Sikh community if passed without a religious accommodation amendment. In the past four weeks, we have received 1,200 signatures, but our work is far from over.
New York, USA-UNITED SIKHS is humbled to announce the initiation of the UNITED SIKHS food bank in New York City, which covers all five boroughs - Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan, as well as the counties of Nassau and Suffolk in Long Island.
New York, USA - UNITED SIKHS joins the world to celebrate UN Day today, October 24, and looks forward to our continued eight year association with it through its programs for the rights for minorities and the underprivileged. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter in 1948.
Salt Lake City, USA -The Parliament of the World's Religions ended on Monday after five days of interfaith dialogue, exhibitions and performances. The 2015 Parliament was officially opened with a parade of flags and Native American drumming as regional tribal chiefs welcomed us to their land, and prayed for world peace. It was attended by 10,000 people from 80 countries and 50 faith and non-faith groups.
Seattle, Washington- UNITED SIKHS and the Sikh community of Washington raised $26,000 for victims of the hundreds of wildfires that have devastated the state since July.
Panjab, India- The Sikh Panth, or nation, prevails over the Takht Jathedars-leaders of the five premier Sikh institutions-who withdrew their September gurmatta, or order, that had pardoned the Dera Sirsa Chief Ram Rahim's 2007 sacrilege against the Sikh religion yesterday.
Washington, D.C.-UNITED SIKHS would like to thank its U.S.A. supporters who have taken a stand against religious discrimination by signing the petition to include a religious exemption amendment in bill S.806: Drug Free Commercial Driver Act. So far, we have received over 1,000 signatures.
New York, USA - Criminal charges against 17-year-old Virender Singh were dismissed by the Criminal Court of the City of New York, County of Queens about a week ago. Virender, an initiated Sikh, was arrested and charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, while wearing a kirpan, or religious sword, which is one of the five Sikh articles of faith.
New Jersey/New York - To increase awareness of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in the Sikh American community, UNITED SIKHS organized events at two Gurdwaras, or Sikh places of worship. These awareness events took place in September of this year in partnership with Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Carteret, NJ, and Gurdwara Baba Majha Singh Karamjot Sikh Center in South Ozone Park, NY.
New York- "Extremely dangerous" Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin is moving through the Bahamas, where warnings are in effect for wind, storm surges, rainfall, and surf swells. As of this morning, forecasters do not deem it likely that the storm will make landfall in the United States.
Remember last year we called on you to take a stand against religious discrimination? We are once again in need of your support. The Drug Free Commercial Driver Act is back in the House of Representatives as well as in the Senate, and poses as serious threat to Sikh truck drivers who are unwilling to cut their hair.
New York, USA - UNITED SIKHS was honored to represent the Sikh community at Ground Zero during Pope Francisí interfaith prayer service on September 25, 2015.
Ludhiana, Panjab--One year ago, UNITED SIKHS celebrated the launch of the GurKirpa Health Network Hospital in Ludhiana, Panjab. Today, we are humbled to report that over 8,000 individuals have been treated here, thanks to your support.
WASHINGTON, DC- This summer, UNITED SIKHS attorneys and advocates met with 15 offices of Senators and Congressmen during the Youth Summit on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to address the most pressing issues currently faced by the Sikh community.
New York, USA-UNITED SIKHS observes the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11th, 2001. This day claimed 2,996 lives, left over 6,000 individuals injured, and forever changed the world we live in. For Sikhs, Muslims, Arabs, and other minority communities, the terror did not end on September 11th.
Yangon, Myanmar - On August 6th, 2015, our Myanmar Flood Relief effort began in response to Cyclone Komen, which caused the worst flooding crisis Myanmar has ever seen. Over 1.6 million people were critically affected, and more than 687,200 acres of farmland was damaged.
WASHINGTON D. C. - A federal court ruled yesterday that a Sikh college student must be allowed to enroll in Army ROTC without shaving his beard, cutting his hair, or removing his turban. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson acted in the case of Hofstra University student Iknoor Singh, who had been barred by the U.S. Army from ...
As you know, Nepal was hit by one of the most devastating earthquakes on April 25th. When my country needed help, I came across the UNITED SIKHS team of volunteers and doctors willing to travel to places where no one else dared to go. I found passionate members and we became one team.


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