Community Update

Your 3 minutes to Fame Contest


California, USA – It's time to take charge. November 2012 has been declared as California SIkh Awareness Month and now itŐs up to us to create the awareness. UNITED SIKHS in partnership with Not In Our Town (NOIT) has organized a Sikh Youth Voices Promoting Diversity- Video Contest.

The winning video will receive a KIndle Fire and have their video placed on UNITED SIKHS and NIOS websites for use in classrooms across the country and the world. A composite of the videos will be created for use in classrooms. Lesson plans will be designed so classrooms can learn about Sikh culture and discuss making their environment welcoming to Sikhs and all students. We will also include additional extension activities for students to learn more about Sikh culture.

Get in touch with your creative side and bring awareness to help with the fight against bullying.

Your videos can include a monologue, short skits, re-enactments, a rap song , a slide-show, artistic drawings expressing your experience or any other innovative ways you can think of to solve problems. Submissions must be made between November 1st and 30th to qualify.

To apply and learn more, please visit

To support our International Civil and Human Rights Division, Humanitarian Aid Division and Community Education and Empowerment Division, please go to

Issued by:
Jatinder Singh
Phone: 1-888-243-1690
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.