Events

  
  US Sikhs Elated at Barack Obama's Re-election
Washington, November 7, 2012: Sikhs across the United States have expressed their elation at President Barack Obama’s re-election. Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), said, "We are pleased with the results of these hard fought elections. This is especially great for the Sikhs because Obama has demonstrated in the last four years that he has deep respect for the Sikh faith.
   
  
  US Sikhs Elated at Barack Obama's Re-election
Washington, November 7, 2012: Sikhs across the United States have expressed their elation at President Barack Obama’s re-election. Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), said, "We are pleased with the results of these hard fought elections. This is especially great for the Sikhs because Obama has demonstrated in the last four years that he has deep respect for the Sikh faith.
   
  
  President Obama Receives Thanks from Sikhs
Washington, September 25, 2012: President Barack Obama received personal thanks on behalf of the Sikh community from Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Washington based Sikh Council on Religion and Education, yesterday in New York.
   
  
  US Sikhs Express Joy at President Obama's Visit to the Golden Temple
Washington, DC, September 15, 2010:  Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of Sikh Council on Religion and Education, has expressed joy at the news about President Obama planning to visit the Golden Temple during his upcoming, November, visit to India . The Golden Temple is the holiest and highest shrine and the center of Sikhism in Amritsar, Punjab.
   
  
  First White House celebration of Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev
Washington –‘Welcome to the White House’ was the greeting with which Christina M. Tchen, head of the White House office of Public Engagement office, greeted a room full of Sikh men with all kinds of colorful turbans and ladies with traditional Punjabi dress, gathered to celebrate Guru Nanak’s birth-anniversary for the first time on Friday afternoon.
   
  
  Sikhism and Guru Nanak mentioned by President Obama at the State Dinner for Indian Prime Minister
Washington, December 1, 2009: President Obama very proudly mentioned the first White House celebration of the anniversary of Guru Nanak while leading a toast at the State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He said, 'Many of your were here when as President I hosted the Diwali at the White House, the festival of lights'.
   
  
  Sikhs add their voice in fight against Climate Change, UN Head calls a 'Moral issue'
World faith leaders with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon (center) along with Prince Philip London, November 5, 2009, : Sikh Environmental activists Baba Sewa Singh and Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal from Punjab were among 200 leaders from the world's major religious faiths including Hindus and Sikhs gathered at Windsor Castle, near London
   
  
  American Lawmakers Vow to Support the Sikh Drive to Enter United States Armed Forces
Washington, May 21, 2009 - Sat Sri Akal, the traditional Sikh greeting, is how Congressmen from various states, one after the other, came to welcome the Sikhs and also commit to taking action to remove restrictions which preclude Sikhs from serving in the United States Armed Forces.
   
  
  Sikhs in Canada deliberate on Climate change coinciding with Copenhagen, Baba Sewa Singh of Punjab honored for his Environmental Activism.
Press ReleaseDecember 16, 2009For Immediate ReleaseBaba Sewa Singh(center) and Dr. Rajwant Singh (left) being honored by Jasjit Singh Bhuller (right), President of Dixie Road Gurdwara in Toronto. Former president Kulwant Singh and Secretary Harbans Singh Jandali in the background.
   
  
   Sikhs across America Welcome TSA's Policy change on Turban
Washington October 23, 2007: Sikhs across America have welcomed the steps taken by TSA authorities to correct the policy of indiscriminate screening of Turbans at the airports. The United States' Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced last week the adjustment of its screening policies for headwear which included Turbans and these security procedures for head covering will be effective October 27.
   
  
  U.S. Sikh leader Lobbies President Bush and Manmohan Singh for Sikh issues
Washington DC - Dr. Rajwant Singh, the only Sikh representative invited with his spouse Dr. Balvinder Kaur at the State Dinner hosted in honor of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House, used the opportunity to lobby President Bush, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and several key members for of the Bush cabinet on the issues affecting Sikhs.
   
  
  Sikh leaders unveil 'green' plan
(Washignton, July 19, 2009): Sikh religious and political leaders met in New Delhi to underline the Sikh community's commitment to save the environment from threats posed by climate change and global warming.
   
  
  Sikh Representative joins President Obama in Prayer at National Service
Washington, DC. January 22, 2009: Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education attended the national prayer service inaugurating President Barack Obama.
   
  
  SIKHS CONGRATULATE PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA
Washington, DC. November 5, 2008: Sikh Americans join in the celebrations of the historic election of Barack Obama as the President-elect of the United States of America. Many Sikhs throughout the nation had become the part of this movement to bring change in the country's leadership. Many second generation Sikhs have enthusiastically supported Senator Barack Obama and he stimulated their forward-looking optimism. He had become an inspirational candidate for them. To many, Obama represented a leader who is able to go beyond race and bring people together for a common purpose.
   
  
  Sikhs join Bush in welcoming Pope Benedict at the White House
Washington, April 23, 2008 - Over 13,500 people were on hand as President George W. Bush formally welcomed Pope Benedict XVI to the US in a ceremony held in the Rose Garden outside the White House on April 16. Dr. Rajwant Singh, National Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, was invited to join President and Mrs. Bush in welcoming His Holiness Pope Benedict during his first visit to the United States as Pope.
   
  
  Sikhs appeal American Government to help rebuild the Sikh Shrine in Baghdad.
April 17, 2008 Washington, April 16, 2008 - U.S. Sikh leader Dr. Rajwant Singh met Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and requested him to rebuild the Sikh shrine in Baghdad which was destroyed by extremists, three years ago. Dr. Rajwant Singh was invited by President Bush to attend the welcoming ceremony of Pope Benedict at the White House.
   
  
  American Lawmakers vow to fight racial profiling of Sikhs
Washington - Several influential US lawmakers from the Senate and House praised the Sikh community and pledged to fight racial profiling of them in the aftermath of 9/11 at the fourth Sikh American Dinner Reception on Capitol Hill, June 12. US Congresswoman Diane Watson, California Democrat, and a former ambassador in the Clinton administration, said "We must be tolerant of all religions."
   
  
  Sikh Leader joins President Bush in prayer at the White House
Washington, May 4, 2007 - A Washington-based Sikh leader, Dr Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), was invited to join President George Bush in prayer marking the National Day of Prayer on May 3, 2007, This ceremony, held at the East room of the White House, included prominent political, religious, and military leaders from all over the United States.
   
  
  US Sikh Leader interacts with Sikh youth at Gurmat Gian Institution in Ludhiana
Ludhiana - Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), was honored by Gurmat Gian Missionary College in Ludhiana recently. He came to Punjab after participating in the 400th anniversary of the Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev ji in Lahore, Pakistan, where he had landed from USA.
   
  
  U.S. Sikh leader Lobbies President Bush and Manmohan Singh for Sikh issues
Washington DC — Dr. Rajwant Singh, the only Sikh representative invited with his spouse Dr. Balvinder Kaur at the State Dinner hosted in honor of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House, used the opportunity to lobby President Bush, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and several key members for of the Bush cabinet on the issues affecting Sikhs.
   
  
  Political Leaders in DC welcome Sikhs at the Capitol Hill
Washington, May 17, 2006 - 'Dhanvaad' meaning thanks and Sikh spiritual calling of 'Bole So Nihaal' were the words spoken by members of Congress while welcoming the largest gathering of the Sikhs at the U.S. Capital. This was the 3rd annual Sikh American Heritage Dinner and The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), based in Washington, organized this event.
   
  
  Sikh leaders join Bush in Prayer for Katrina Victims
Washington, September 19, 2005 — Led by Former Jathedar of Akal Takhat Prof. Darshan Singh, Sikh leaders from all over the Washington area joined President Bush in prayer along with score of other religious and political leaders at the Washington National Catheral in the National day of prayer and remembrance service for victims of Hurricane Katrina on Friday.
   
  
  Bush Administration Invites Sikh Delegation to White House
June 20, 2005, Washington DC—20 Sikhs from all across America met with Senior officials at the White House to explore the possibility of receiving federal funding to support programs run by various Sikh organizations.
   
  
  SCORE Dinner Event
“I am delighted to be the Senator from Punjab as well as from New York” said Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and the former first lady of the United States of America.
   
  
  First Sikh Event at the White House
Sikhs celebrate the 400th anniversary of their Scriptures at the White House -First time in 100 years the White House marked a Sikh event
   
  
  President Bush Welcomes Sikh Leaders to White House
Sikh leaders met with President George Bush at the White House to discuss various issues concerning American sikhs.
   
  
  Sikh Youth Leadership Conference
Young sikh professionals gathered at the two day conference with theme of, "Building Community Through Personal, Professional and Social Transformation."
   
  


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