5th November 2008

Dear Mr. President-elect Barack Obama,

UNITED SIKHS, an international UN affiliated, civil rights and humanitarian relief organization, working for millions of Sikhs and other minorities globally, offers you our prayers and support as you embark on the enormous challenge of leading the United States of America, at a time of great challenges. We congratulate you on this momentous occasion, and we have high hopes for your administration.

Sikhs, through our principle of Sarbat da Bhalla, for the common good of all, support a broad moral agenda that includes a deep concern for poverty, peacemaking, ethics, equality, and respect for the environment. During the campaign, you said that, if elected, you would face powerful special interests trying to block change, and that you need a citizen's movement to support and push you.

Today, UNITED SIKHS pledges to be part of that movement. It will be a movement that will seek social change, community empowerment, and protection of rights, but also hold you accountable to the things you promised. We urge you to give high priority to certain key issues, and we will support you in your efforts to:

We pray for you and the United States of America. We need your presidential leadership for the transformation of our society, but we promise also to do our part. Very truly yours,

Kuldip Singh
Email: Kuldip.Singh@unitedsikhs.org
Tel: 001 404 5508356

Our Mission

To transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity.

UNITED SIKHS is also an avenue for networking between like-minded organisations to establish and nurture meaningful projects and dialogues - whether social, cultural or political- to promote harmony, understanding and reciprocity in our villages, towns and cities.

UNITED SIKHS is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who share a common vision based on the belief that there is no greater endeavour than to serve, empower and uplift fellow beings. The core of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to civic service and social progress on behalf of the common good.

Accordingly, UNITED SIKHS has sought to fulfil its mission not only by informing, educating and uplifting fellow beings but also by participating in cross-cultural and political exchanges to ensure that the promises and benefits of democracy are realized by all.

We at UNITED SIKHS believe that the development of enlightened and progressive societies can be made possible by socially conscious groups of people who make a commitment to develop and direct human potential. Our work, efforts and achievements stand as a testament to our faith in this vision.