Sikhism

New Association for Sikh Police

April 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/berkshire/8022999.stm

A new police association has been formed to give Sikh officers across the UK an "officially recognised voice".

The British Sikh Police Association (BSPA) aims to help forces recruit, retain and progress Sikh staff.

Its chair, Sgt Kashmira Singh Mann, a Thames Valley Police officer in Slough, Berkshire, said it also...

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Coventry Nagar Kirtan Attracts 8,000 Sikhs Celebrating Vaisakhi

April 27, 2009

Author: Jenny Waddington

Source: Coventry Telegraph

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2009/04/27/coventry-nagar-kirtan-attracts-thousands-as-sikhs-celebrate-vaisakhi-92746-23478611/

Thousands of Sikhs took to the streets of Coventry yesterday to mark one of the most significant events in their calendar – their new year festival of...

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Sikh Community Marks Vaisakhi With Visit From Clr Graham Welborn, Mayor Of Warrington

April 22, 2009

Author: Vicki Stockman

Source: Warrington Guardian

http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/4310034.Sikh_community_celebrates_with_Mayor_and_Mayoress/

The Sikh community celebrated Vaisakhi with the Mayor of Warrington, Clr Graham Welborn last weekend.

It was marked with Akhand Path, a non-stop reading of the whole of Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book, by a number of priests reading in relay....

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Local Sikh Wins Discrimination Battle In Australia

April 22, 2009

Author: Sharat K. Verma

Source: Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/local-sikh-wins-discrimination-battle-in-australia/449658/

For the family of Kanwal Preet Singh Pahwa, a local youth settled at Canberra in Australia, victory has no other meaning. For their son has scripted history not only for himself but for the entire Sikh community.

Following a legal suit by Kanwal Preet (28), the...

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Sikh Temple Prepares for Colourful New Year Procession

April 21, 2009

Author: Michael Corley

Source: Coventry Telegraph

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/2009/04/21/sikh-temple-prepares-for-colourful-parade-92746-23428193/

Thousands of Sikhs are to parade in colourful floats to celebrate their new year and the founding of the religion’s brotherhood – the Khalsa.

This year’s procession, which will wind through several streets on Sunday, will be...

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Sikh Community Celebrates 20 Years Of Its Involvement With Interfaith Conference In Washington

April 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/sikh-community-celebrates-20-years-its-involvement-interfaith-conference-washington

On March 29th, 2009 Guru Gobind Singh foundation based in Rockville, MD celebrated 20 years of its Inter Faith journey by being involved in the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC). Many faith leaders came to share their...

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Sikh Festival a Family Affair

April 20, 2009

Author: Kimberly K. Fu

Source: The Reporter

http://www.thereporter.com/news/ci_12182215

Faith, community and the start of a new harvest season were heralded Sunday at the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Fairfield.

Hundreds gathered for Vaisakhi, a festival that celebrates the birth of another harvest season and is held on a holy day that commemorates the first Sikh baptisms.

That baptism occurred in 1699 and was presided over by Guru Gobind...

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School That Discriminated Against Sikh School Girl Now Faces a £200,000 Legal Bill

April 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/school-discriminated-against-sikh-school-girl-now-faces-200000-legal-bill

Brave Sikh school Sarika Watkins-Singh eventually won her desire to wear her Kara in July 2008, she was dismissed from school, then faced months of studying alone, but eventually High Court supported her rights.

Now her school faces legal bills of £200,...

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Army Joins In Sikh Celebrations

April 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/derbyshire/8006981.stm

Thousands of people have been taking part in a celebration in Derby marking one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar.

Vaisakhi (Baisakhi) marks Sikh New Year and the founding of the Sikh community, known as the Khalsa.

The army joined hundreds of Sikhs in a procession through Derby on Sunday.
...

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Army Joins In Sikh Celebrations

April 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/derbyshire/8006981.stm

Thousands of people have been taking part in a celebration in Derby marking one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar.

Vaisakhi (Baisakhi) marks Sikh New Year and the founding of the Sikh community, known as the Khalsa.

The army joined hundreds of Sikhs in a procession through Derby on Sunday.
...

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New Place Of Worship for Sikh Community

April 18, 2009

Author: David Kessen

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.co.uk/doncaster/New-place-of-worship-for.5183209.jp

Doncaster's newest landmark is open - and it brings a flavour of the east to the town centre.

Hundreds of Sikhs gathered to mark the opening of their new temple building, the Sri Guru Kalgidhar Gurdwara, on Catherine Street.

The building, complete with an Asian-style dome, is now open to their community...

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