On April 15, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "Washington: Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE) requests Sikhs to take a day off from work and celebrate Vaisakhi with their family. We encourage everyone to share the importance of this day with other people by taking the below letter to schools attended by Sikh children and to our workplaces. This will provide us an opportunity to educate fellow workers, fellow students and teachers in schools about Sikh identity. This also helps in reducing any prejudice and ill feeling coming out of ignorance towards Sikhs. Every religious community celebrates their holidays with their loved ones in their sacred places and they also take a day off. We appeal that we do the same and honor our Gurus and the Panj Piaras."