In the Sikh spirit of “Langar” the Sikh youth of Chicago area, under the aegis of Sikh Religious Society of Chicago, served food to the needy families on Christmas day December 25, 2020 at the Salvation Army Center in Chicago. Food was packed and distributed by the Sikh volunteers to the families and individuals, whocame to Salvation Army needing help.
On Dec. 5, more than 10,000 individuals from California’s Sikh community, including Stanislaus County, participated in car rallies from Los Angeles to Oakland. From Oakland, all the cars drove over to the Indian embassy in San Francisco. This resulted in attention from media and others outside of the Sikh community because the Bay Bridge was clogged for almost four hours by cars covered with orange flags and anti-Modi signs in an attempt to strengthen the push to have the Indian government repeal three farm bills.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Religious groups are urging California education officials to include their histories and cultures in a model ethnic studies curriculum being developed for high schools in the state.
The proposed curriculum, which the Department of Education has been planning since 2018, centers on Chicanos and Latino Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans. It is intended to serve as a guide as schools design the ethnic studies courses that could be mandated for graduation beginning later this decade.
ELK GROVE, Calif. — Though the local election results have taken nearly a week to be announced, candidate Bobbie Singh-Allen will be the next mayor of Elk Grove and the first directly elected Sikh woman mayor in the United States.
Current Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly reportedly called Singh-Allen around noon on Monday to concede the election. Results still need to be certified, but Mayor-elect Singh-Allen is declaring victory.
Like members of many communities across the state, Sikh Californians are deeply disappointed to see that the revised draft of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum still omits any meaningful representation of our community. One of the authors said it was ”more of a reformat than a rewrite.”
The California Department of Education and Instructional Quality Commission have been receiving public comment on their second draft ...
The Sikh Center of Orange County this month served its free 1,000,000th mealto the needy. SCOC through its Food Pantry has been serving langar to thousands of families every weekend as well as mobile pantries which operate across several cities in Southern California.
SCOC in a communication said the food served has consisted of thousands of pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, grains, bread, dairy and shelf-stable items. It thanked it many Indian American volunteers for their tireless work in making this possible. It also acknowledged the support...
He was a third-year medical student, training to become an emergency medicine doctor. By May, more than two months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation had stabilized enough for the hospital to allow medical students to resume a vital part of their education: following attending physicians and residents during their morning rounds of patient visits, learning by observing.
But the student, who asked to be identified only as Mr. Singh, found himself facing a dilemma that cut to the core of his identify.