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New York: On Saturday evening, September 17, 2016, the streets of Chelsea in New York City echoed the blast of a bomb that, according to various news sources, injured 29 people, and the hunt for a suspect began. By 11am on Monday, Harinder Bains, a Sikh business man in Linden, New Jersey, already knew who the police were looking for.
Los Angeles, California:: UNITED SIKHS' Disaster Preparedness & Humanitarian Aid, volunteers and staff held an "Emergency Preparedness for the Gurudwaras" workshop at the Lankershim Gurudwara Sahib. This Emergency Preparedness Initiative provides solutions and guidance that help the Gurudwaras and its members know in advance what to do when confronted by an emergency, a natural disaster or by violence in their communities.
Fabriano, Italy: UNITED SIKHS' Rishiwant Singh landed in Italy on August 30, 2016 to provide relief to the earthquake victims. An earthquake, measuring 6.2 ± 0.016 on the moment magnitude scale, hit Central Italy on 24 August 2016 at 03:36:32 CEST (01:36 UTC) causing a lot of destruction to the life and the property.
UNITED SIKHS continues to monitor the track and potential impact Tropical Storm Hermine will have on our area tomorrow and through next week. It is expected to produce a dangerous storm surge with life threatening coastal flooding and strong winds near the Delaware and New Jersey coasts over the Labor Day weekend.
New York: UNITED SIKHS is partnering with the New York City Mayor's Office of Community Affairs and the Sikh Cultural Society, Inc to host a the Thive NYC forum on mental health on Thursday 1st September 2016.
UNITED SIKHS' Humanitarian Aid volunteers and staff from across the country have been physically in Louisiana working tirelessly to lend support while the Operations team garners funding to assist.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Over the last two weeks, all of us have seen the devastation caused by the historic floods in Louisiana. This is likely the worst U.S. disaster we've experienced since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Thousands of lives have been severely impacted. Innumerable families have been evacuated and are now placed in shelters.
Ludhiana, Panjab:The Entrepreneurship Skill Development Program on Garment Manufacturing organized by UNITED SIKHS at GurKirpa Health Network, Dhamot village, Ludhiana concluded on August 02, 2016. It was a project of Govt. of India's Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME).
New York/New Jersey: To engage the Sikh American community in oral health promotion, and to provide increased in language and culturally appropriate information on basic oral health topics, UNITED SIKHS is proud to present The Oral Health Video Series, short, educational videos in Punjabi focusing on popular oral health topics.
Athens, Greece: Harsharen Kaur was packing for her holiday in Athens last month when her conscience made her think about the plight of Syrian refugees she had been reading about for some time. As UNITED SIKHS' European Aid Coordinator, she wasted no time to link up with the Athens Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara and Caritas, the Catholic charity that serves refugee children in Athens.
Washington DC, USA: From July 11, 2016 through July 13, 2016, UNITED SIKHS, joined by students of the organization's Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA), met with Congress members and their staff to speak about issues affecting the Sikh community.
Washington DC, USA: On July 6, 2016, UNITED SIKHS kicked off its third annual Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy in Washington, D.C. The Academy is an intensive six-day training program in which young students from around the world interact with government officials, advocates and members of some of the most reputable civil rights organizations in the United States.
Ludhiana, Punjab: A 40-day Entrepreneurship Skill Development Program on Garment Manufacturing organized by UNITED SIKHS kicked off on June 02, 2016 at village Dhamot in Ludhiana where the participants will be trained in garment manufacturing. The program will continue till July 08, 2016. We are assisted by Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises MSME - Development Institute in this endeavor.
New York, USA: Since its launch in 2013, the New York State of Health (NYSOH) Marketplace provides affordable coverage to millions of eligible New Yorkers. Since last year, NYSOH has introduced the Essential Plan, a new plan for New Yorkers that costs much less than other health plans while offering the same essential benefits.
Orlando,USA: Late Saturday night leading into early Sunday morning, Orlando, Florida was stunned by a devastating hate-crime when 29-year-old Omar Mateen entered the Pulse nightclub (an LGBT community based social lounge), and gunned down more than 49 individuals, also wounding 53 others. The incident took place around 2:00 am, and after a three-hour stand-off, Orlando police shot and killed the gunman.
Washington D.C.: My name is Mannirmal Kaur, and I'm a political science student at North Carolina State University eagerly planning to pursue a career in public interest law. I'm very excited for you. Let me explain why. Last summer, I was a student and intern at UNITED SIKHS' Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA).
Washington DC: Due to several requests, the deadline to apply to the UNITED SIKHS Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA) has been extended to June 10, 2016. AHAA is a six-day training program designed for students and young professionals 17 and older looking to get involved in social justice advocacy for the Sikh community, relief aid work, or education and healthcare initiatives promoted and pursued by UNITED SIKHS.
Within four days of taking up the matter, UNITED SIKHS delivered what they had assured me of. The CFA Institute have been kind enough to reconsider their decision and allow me to wear the kirpan during my exam on Saturday," says Ratan Deep Singh.
Washington, DC - We are looking for eight outstanding individuals, 17 and older who are driven to promote seva and civil and human rights to participate in our Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA), taking place July 6th-July 11th in Washington, DC. Listen to what one of our AHAA graduates has to say about what to expect if selected to be a part of this one of a kind experience.
Washington, DC - We are looking for eight outstanding individuals, 17 and older who are driven to promote seva and civil and human rights to participate in our Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA), taking place July 6th-July 11th in Washington, DC.
Sikh youth talk to you about their experience at the UNITED SIKHS Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy here.
My name is Sarbjot Kaur. I am currently working as a public relations intern at PR Consulting NYC under the Versace, Versus, Christopher Kane And Orlebar Brown team-an opportunity that UNITED SIKHS, Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy ( "AHAA") prepared me for.
New York City/New Jersey, USA: UNITED SIKHS conducts blood pressure checkups and informs the community members on the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring and knowing your numbers. This is the first step in controlling and preventing high blood pressure.
As the devastating Alberta fire that was detected on May 1st begins to slow in growth, UNITED SIKHS as well as other organizations, continue to bravely hasten their services for the thousands of residents who were affected. Families' lives have been severely impacted and many only have the clothes on their backs. There is an urgent request for blankets, pillows, towels, hygiene kits and clothings of all kinds.
Washington, DC: After the immense success of the past two Academies we are bringing the Academy back with more sessions and more opportunity for advocacy than ever before! We are now accepting applications for UNITED SIKHS Advocacy & Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA), being held from July 6th-11th, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Alberta, Canada: Wildfires have destroyed at least 1,600 homes in Alberta, Canada, and forced the mandatory evacuation of 88,000 people -- including the entire city of Fort McMurray. Thousands of evacuees are camped out in nearby towns but stand little chance of returning soon, even if their homes are intact.
UNITED SIKHS Australian volunteer, who also served as a Director, says, "I'm not the one that's a freak, I'm fully Sikh." Sukhjit Kaur is first generation Australian Sikh, a spoken-word poet who is very passionate about Sikhi, free-speech and women's empowerment.
Peshawar,Pakistan: UNITED SIKHS volunteer and an eminent member of the Sikh community Dr Suran Singh has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan. According to various sources, he was assassinated in Buner District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday 22nd April 2016.
UNITED SIKHS partnered with Sri Guru Singh Sabha - Glen Rock Gurudwara in Glen Rock, New Jersey to provide a little warmth to the residents of Bergen County Housing by donating blankets and shoes.
TABANOVCE, MACEDONIA - Thousands of refugees at the Macedonia border remain in limbo for weeks now at a refugee camp, near the small town of Tabanovce, unable to pass through to Serbia for the borders have been shut, according to UNITED SIKHS volunteers on the border.
Brussels, Belgium - Three terrorist blasts rocked the Belgian capital earlier today, two at the Brussels Zaventem international airport and one at Maelbeek metro station and striking fear in the heart of the European Union just days after a manhunt captured a key suspect, in last year's Paris massacres.
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON - On March 3, a man broke into a Gurudwara in Washington State's Sikh Temple of Spokane, and using ceremonial swords within the precints of the Gurudwara, inflicted over $30,000 in damage to the building and Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Sydney, Australia: Recently, Sukhjit Kaur who was UNITED SIKHS director, Australia made it big on media on "Australia's Got Talent". She won the hearts of audience and people across Australia after her smashing performance on national television. She used the power of spoken word poetry to emphasize her identity as a Sikh born and brought up in Australia.
Today is World Day for Social Justice and the tens of thousands of farmer suicide widows of Panjab join all others of the world to say: "We want justice, not charity". What they mean is that their husband had a right to life, which was taken away because of social injustice against farmers who struggle to pay for the cost of farming because of poor prices for their produce and high cost of loans to buy seeds, fertilisers etc.
Hama, Syria: UNITED SIKHS have expanded its Refugee Relief Efforts, with volunteers arriving in Hama, Syria on January 27, 2016 to provide aid to refugees. Hearing the echoes of explosions and gunfire, will not stop our team from serving humanity at this time of need. Hama has more than 1.2 million refugees, which is the largest number of people located in a single district in all of Syria.
Mandave Singh, UNITED SIKHS' therapist volunteer from the Midlands in the UK, arrived in Nepal in December to help the quake survivors heal after losing loved ones and their homes. Rebuilding their physical homes was one thing, but Mandave Singh believed that rebuilding the inner home of their soul.
Tabanovce, Macedonia - Imagine being cold, hungry, and exhausted, on a journey to an unknown future. For thousands this is a reality, as the refugees arrive in Tabanovce, Macedonia before crossing the Macedonia-Serbia borders they are greeted and overwhelmed by our volunteers who have the desire to serve humanity.
New Delhi: UNITED SIKHS led a meeting with the French ambassador on Thursday to rebut France's recent statement that the turban was not banned in France. UNITED SIKHS director, Gurpreet Singh, submitted to the French ambassador, H.E. Francois Richier, that it was misleading to say that there is no Sikh turban ban in France as the 2004 ban in public schools and on ID photos continues to date.
Birmingham, UK - UNITED SIKHS are pleased to announce that we have been working with Halfords Group PLC to introduce new guidance confirming that Sikhs may wear their articles of faith, including the Kirpan, for Amritdhari Sikhs (initiated Sikhs who have taken Amrit), on all Halfords premises.


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