The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE) organized an Award ceremony on Wednesday to honour Sikhs from across America. Over 30 elected representatives of the U.S. Congress participated in the grand function apart from nearly 300 guests from across America.
On this occasion, SCORE honoured a few Sikhs for their contribution to the American life in art, science, education and business. SCORE's annual Capitol Hill Dinner enables Sikh-Americans to gather in Washington DC to celebrate and honour those who have promoted a positive Sikh presence as part of the American cultural fabric.
Through SCORE, the Sikh leaders residing in the U.S have created a platform to display their contribution to the American society. They also want the government agencies in the United States to adopt policies for the welfare and uplift of the Sikh community.
On this occasion, Dr. Rajwant, the Chairman of Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), said: " We have never earlier showed our political clout. This is just a beginning because we can easily bring over 40 Congressmen under one roof to support the Sikh cause."