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  US Sikhs appeal for well-qualified Candidates for SGPC elections
August 9, 2011 WASHINGTON: Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Washington based Sikh Council on Religion and Education appealed to all parties in Punjab to select well qualified and spiritually oriented candidates for the elections of Shromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
   
  
  Sikh Americans Welcome the death of Bin Laden with Caution
Washington, May 3, 2011 - Sikh community members in America have welcomed the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death in the hands of American security forces. They also expressed caution since this event has the potential of reviving some of the prejudices that the Sikh community had to face since 9/11 due to mistaken identity.
   
  
  ARIZONA GOVERNOR VETOES BILL SEEKING TO REMOVE NAME OF SIKH backlash VICTIM FROM STATE 9/11 monument
FRIDAY APRIL 29, 2011 Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer invited the family of Balbir Singh Sodhi , America’s first victim of backlash hate-crime after 9/11, to her office and vetoed House Bill # 2230
   
  
  A Brief write up on Vaisakhi
Vaisakhi is an important Sikh festival. It falls on April 14 and celebrates the founding of the institution of Khalsa in 1699 which made the current outer identity of the Sikhs – unshorn hair and beard and a head covering – as a mandatory part of their faith.
   
  
  Sikhs congratulate President Obama for the Health Care Law
Washington, March 24, 2010: Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE) , congratulated President Obama for the passage of the Health Care Reform bill
   
  
  SGPC President holds Round Table discussions with Religious Freedom Stalwarts in Washington - A Report.
Washington, February 20, 2009: S. Avtar Singh, President of Shriromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) visited Washington, DC recently. It was his first visit to Washington, DC during which Dr. Rajwant Singh, Founder President of Sikh Council on Religion & Education and Executive Director of Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (GGSF), arranged his meeting with religious leaders of other faiths.
   
  
  In Soldier's Death, Sikhs Find Pride
The grave marker in the front row of Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery looks like almost every other marker in that precise arrangement on the grassy burial ground, but for Sikhs, it is one of a kind.
   
  
  Sikhs Attend Clinton Library Opening Ceremony
Last week Sikhs were among the invited guests of former President Bill Clinton at the opening of his Presidential Library.
   
  
  400th Anniversary Sikh Celebration at White House a Success - 2004
Washington -"Bole So Nihal" was the Sikh greeting called by Tommy Thompson, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services while welcoming Sikhs gathered to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Guru Granth Sahib at the White House. "Sat Sri Akal" responded the room full of Sikhs with thunder completing the Sikh greeting which means - 'whoever calls the Timeless Being is true, is blessed'.
   
  
  President Welcomes Sikh Leaders to White House
THE PRESIDENT: It's my honor to welcome citizens from all across our country here to the Roosevelt Room and the White House to discuss our common commitment to make sure that every American is treated with respect and dignity during this period of -- during any period, for that matter, of American history, particularly during this time.
   
  
  White House marks 400th anniversary of Sikh holy book- 2004
WASHINGTON: The White House marked an event on Aug. 18 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book.
   
  
  Sikh Americans win case, but say bias remains
Washington, Sikh Americans here are jubilant over the dismissal of a case in which a Sikh was arrested for wearing a 'kirpan', a sacred dagger that is an article of faith.
   
  
  Racial profiling against Sikhs is discussed
The Washington-based Sikh Council on Religion and Education convened its first annual ‘One Nation United’ memorial program on Capitol Hill on Dec. 11. The event was attended by over a hundred Sikh American community leaders from all over the country.
   
  
   Bias against Sikhs in U.S. army alleged
Washington D.C.- The following is a report of discussions with President Clinton during September 1997. Dr. Rajwant Singh, an area dentist who is executive director of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (GGSF), was the only representative from the Eastern faith traditions of Asian-American origin invited last month with 50 other religious leaders for a meeting at the White House. At the meeting, President Clinton issued new executive guidelines aimed at protecting religious expression in the Federal workplace.
   
  
   President Bush's Message Commemorating Guru Nanak's Birth-Anniversary
President George W. Bush has sent his warm greetings to Sikhs across America on the 533rd birth-anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. The Sikh community in the U.S. is celebrating this auspicious occasion from 16th - 24th November in their respective congregations. 'America is strengthened by the rich cultural and religious diversity of its people.
   
  
   Sikh leader joins Bush at White House prayer meeting
Washington, May 9 (UNI) For the first time ever, a US-based Sikh leader was invited to join President George W Bush in a prayer marking the National Day of Prayer.
   
  
   US jury announces death sentence for Sodhi's killer
A 44-year-old American convicted of killing a Sikh from Punjab four days after the September 11 terror strikes was today sentenced by a Court in Arizona where execution is carried out by lethal injection.
   
  
  President Bush with Sikhs After 9/11
The following is a list of Sikh Community Leaders attending the Sept. 26 meeting with President Bush.
   
  
   Sodhi's Killer Receives Death Sentence
The Sikh community prayed for the Sodhi family as it learned of the sentencing of Frank [Silva] Roque, the killer of Balbir Singh Sodhi. As the prayers were occurring, it was announced that the accused killer of Sikh American [Mesa gas station owner] Balbir Singh Sodhi, in Mesa, Arizona, last Aug., was convicted [of first-degree murder] and sentenced to death. 'We pray for the Sodhi family who has endured a tremendous loss of their loved one,' said National Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education Dr. Rajwant Singh (S.C.O.R.E.).
   
  
   Dr Rajwant visits missionary college
A 10-Day NSS special camp jointly organised by the Colleges of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Home Science of the Punjab Agricultural University, got under way at Leerhan village yesterday. About 150 NSS volunteers are participating in the camp.
   
  
  The Rise of Sikhs Abroad
Gurmukh Singh, a journalist by profession, has spent over three years trotting the globe to write his stock-taking coffee-table travelogue about the rise to prominence of Sikh communities around the world. His book compresses the history of pioneering adventures and unceasing challenges of over a century, of overseas Sikhs, into a concise 287 pages.
   
  
   Massacre of Sikhs in Kashmir
Washington - On Sunday, April 2, 2000, a memorial service for the 40 Sikh victims of a village in Kashmir was held in which leaders of various religions joined in prayers. In addition, U.S. Government representative expressed sympathy with the families on behalf of the State Department. This service was organised by Guru Gobind Singh Foundation and National Sikh Center, both based in Washington, at Clara Barton Community Centre and was attended by more than 250 people.
   
  
  Under the Dome of the Capitol...Three Months to the Day...Sikhs, Senators, Members of Congress and the Interfaith Community Remember September 11 as "One Nation United"
It was an evening to remember in Washington. On Tuesday, December 11, three months to the day, after the September 11 Tragedy, Sikh Leadership of all ages from the across the United States and Canada gathered under the dome of U.S. Capitol Building for the First Annual "One Nation United Memorial Program" sponsored by the Washington based Sikh Council on Religion and Education. They came to remember, to pray and to stand together as a community.
   
  
  Current Events in Sikh Realm
Guru Fateh Singh, 6, waves American flags while on top of his father's shoulders during a candle light vigil outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California, September 16, 2001. Singh, of the Sikh faith, was one of the hundreds of local residents who came to show their support for victims of the terror attacks on September 11.
   
  
   Program for the Annual Prayer Vigil
Hello! We invite you to enjoy the 2004 Prayer Vigil for the Earth. Please join our community which is comprised of people from diverse spiritual and religious traditions who are sharing their ancient ceremonies with each other. Our gathering is a 100% volunteer event. Please co-create with us a weekend dedicated to mutual respect, learning, healing, and love.
   
  
   Sikh Representative Invited To Meet President Bush At The White House In Inter-Faith Meeting
USA, Washington -- Member of the Board, National Conference of Community and Justice and past President of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, Dr. Rajwant Singh, met American President George Bush Thursday September 20, 2001.
   
  
  Under the Dome of the Capitol...Three Months to the Day...Sikhs, Senators, Members of Congress and the Interfaith Community Remember September 11 as "One Nation United"
It was an evening to remember in Washington. On Tuesday, December 11, three months to the day, after the September 11 Tragedy, Sikh Leadership of all ages from the across the United States and Canada gathered under the dome of U.S. Capitol Building for the First Annual "One Nation United Memorial Program" sponsored by the Washington based Sikh Council on Religion and Education. They came to remember, to pray and to stand together as a community.
   
  
   Post-September 11, Hillary Clinton reaches out to Sikhs
Senator Hillary Clinton on Wednesday offered her support to the Sikh community in America, some of whose members were victims of hate crimes after the September 11 terrorist attacks because of mistaken identity.
   
  
  Hate Crime Rally in 2000 - Sikh Representative Addresses the Rally
Dr. Rajwant Singh, President, Sikh Council on Religion and Education at a rally to enact legislation strengthening the federal hate crimes law.
   
  
  Prayer Breakfast Sways Ministers--Clinton Apologizes for the Monica Lewinsky affair
With tearing eyes and a trembling voice, President Clinton succeeded yesterday in convincing a room full of religious leaders that he was genuinely sorry about his affair with Monica S. Lewinsky and embarrassed about the way he handled it. One after another, ministers, rabbis and imams left the White House prayer breakfast saying they were moved by the sight of the most powerful man in the world humbling himself so thoroughly before them.
   
  
  Dr Rajwant Singh first Sikh President of Interfaith Conference
One must serve one’s community and that’s why I am involved in Sikh community affairs, even though I have a larger role to play as a practicing doctor, says Dr. Rajwant Singh, Washington-based National Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE).
   
  
   Dr. Rajwant Statemnet in The tribune
A truck driver seriously wounded in a shooting was apparently targeted because of his being a Sikh, the police said on Tuesday.
   
  
   Smithsonian credits
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   RS in sikh coliation website
In the wake of the tragedy of September 11 and concerned by repeated incidents of religious profiling and continued civil rights violations taking place on the national transportation system, top representatives from four of the nation’s leading Sikh organizations and two Arab American organizations held an unprecedented meeting today with US Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta.
   
  
   US Senator Kerry apologises to Sikhs
New Delhi: Senator John Kerry, US Democratic Presidential front-runner, has regretted the "imprecision" of his remarks in which he referred to Sikhs as terrorists.
   
  


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