Community Update

How much is your identity worth?
Charlotte Sikh Community Advocates for the Sikh Identity!


North Carolina, USA- As TSA celebrated Diversity Day in October, UNITED SIKHS in partnership with Charlotte Sikh community attended this event for the 3rd consecutive year to help create awareness to protect the SIkh Identity. Sangat from Raleigh joined this annual event too.

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Charlotte Sangat With TSA Raleigh Durham Sangat

Awareness event at Charlotte Douglas International Airport was on Oct 24th and Raleigh Durham International Airport on Oct 19th. Survey conducted at CLT airport revealed TSA screeners were better equipped to handle Sikhs traveling through this airport. As a result, a dramatic improvement in passenger experience was found without compromising security protocol. Terry Stanton, Head of Airport Screening Charlotte, was very supportive of our efforts and offered to have volunteers participate in the training programs. Bhupinder Singh, who coordinated the effort at the Raleigh airport said, “ I am impressed with the feedback and support received from the agents. We need to now emulate this program in other cities across the United States as well ”. Sikh articles of faith have become more recognizable and understood as a direct result of such continued interactions.

As we approach the end of 2012, we reflect on all the challenges our community has faced in light of mistaken identity. This makes our desire to create awareness and fight for our rights even stronger.

We humbly seek your support to help us work on this project and take it to a national level.

Issued By-
Pushpinder Singh
Tel: 1-888-243-1690, 1-646-315-3909

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.