Sikhism

New Sikh Temple Behind Schedule

March 5, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/6421315.stm

Building work on what will be one of the largest Sikh temples in the UK is over budget and behind schedule.

Work began on the Gravesend site six years ago but it has now been revealed it may take two more years to finish.

The cost of the £9m gurdwara has also risen by £2m, which will have to be found by the local community in Kent.

Architect Teja Singh Biring...

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Sikh Head Teacher Wants Faith Mix

March 4, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/berkshire/6417639.stm

The head of a new Sikh primary school in Berkshire has pledged to take at least 20% of her pupils from non-Sikh backgrounds.

Harshindar Battar is the newly-appointed headteacher of the school, which is currently being built in Wexham Road, Slough.

The new school will take 420 pupils and Ms Battar wants at least 84 children to come from other faiths.

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Harvard University Sikh Scholarship

March 2, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3217BA14E408AFB287257292005E94BD

The Sikh Scholarship Foundation was started in 2002 to provide scholarship grants to Sikh students at Oxford University, UK. Building upon the success of the program there, the Foundation is glad to announce the availability of a US $10,000 annual scholarship award to one Sikh student who has been duly admitted to Harvard University,...

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Sikhs Join in Tribute to a King of Civil Rights

March 1, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=540&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Israel Baptist Church in Washington was filled to capacity with hundred of people of all faiths who came to celebrate the birthday of America’s legendary civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Among the many youths who spoke at the interfaith service was a Sikh girl named Sabrina...

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Soccer Officials Should Learn Their Own Rules on Headgear

February 28, 2007

Source: Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=9bce6ff5-2cf6-46aa-97f9-ad83cca6b436

For the second time in less than than two years, the reputation of amateur soccer in Canada has been needlessly tarnished by referees, administrators and politicians who misunderstand the rules, yet expect players to follow their faulty directives anyway.

The latest debacle occurred in Quebec,...

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Australian Sikh

February 25, 2007

Source: Malaysia Sun

http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/303b19022816233b/id/229131/cs/1/

A Sikh has been given the 2006 lifetime achievement award in volunteering by the New South Wales (NSW) government.

Bawa Singh Jagdev became the first Sikh to receive the prestigious award for volunteering which was handed to him by NSW Speaker John Aquilina at the NSW Parliament recently.

Jagdev who arrived in Australia in...

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Peace, Love and Sikhism

February 23, 2007

Author: Maxim Kniazkov

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/culture/20070222-111036-9366r.htm

ESPANOLA, N.M. -- For all intents and purposes, Peter the long-haired counterculture firebrand has died to be born again. Faded jeans, rainbow-colored T-shirts, and sandals and beads went into a trash bin along with LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms, pot and other traditional paraphernalia of hippie life.

Out went his birth...

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Sikh Student Attacked in Scotland

February 22, 2007

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1934737,00050003.htm

A Sikh student in Scotland was punched and kicked by a group of thugs who accused him of having a bomb in his turban.

The group battered Lakhivar Singh, 22, a student of Paisley University, as he was waiting for a bus after finishing work as a part-time supermarket shelf stacker.

The thugs ripped off Singh's turban, punched him in the face and kicked him as he lay...

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Speaking Arabic, Other Eastern Languages, is High on FBI's Wish List

February 19, 2007

Author: Moustafa Ayad

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07050/763270-84.stm

Standing in the main prayer room of the ornate Pittsburgh Sikh Gurdwara in Monroeville, the FBI's special agent looked out at a sea of turban-wearing worshippers with dark beards.

The clean-cut agent, armed with brochures and a short video extolling the virtues of Sikhs to the worshippers gathered for prayer services, was playing an...

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United Sikhs Aid Doctors Join the Florida Tornado Emergency Operations Center

February 19, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/5482810D2688B6D987257287006945BD

Lady Lake, Florida: Four United Sikhs AID volunteers, including two doctors, registered last week with the Lady Lake County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The team discussed relief effort strategies with other groups involved in the relief effort, from various parts of the United States.

Helena Osborne-Ponsi, the...

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"Movie Keeps Memory, Message Alive," a Commentary by Jim Walsh

February 18, 2007

Author: Jim Walsh

Source: Arizona Central

http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/0118mr-walshcol0119.html

Before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Balbir Singh Sodhi was a respected gasoline station owner in east Mesa who built a new life after emigrating from India.

Sodhi and his three brothers chose the United States because our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion.

He was slain...

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