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Wanda McDonald: 1st Turbaned Sikh Woman In Canadian Navy

Toronto, Canada: The World Sikh Organization of Canada has helped Master Seaman Wanda McDonald become the first Sikh woman to wear the turban while serving in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). McDonald, a Sonar operator based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, joined the RCN in 1997 and became interested in the Sikh faith three years ago. After deciding to become ...

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Oz gurdwara vandalised, SGPC condemns attack

Melbourne, Australia: The SGPC has strongly condemned the attack on a gurdwara at Perth in Australia. In a statement issued here today, SGPC spokesman Diljeet Singh Bedi said the attack on the shrine was highly condemnable and the Australian authorities must initiate strict action against those behind it. He said SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar, who was on a visit to ...

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Vandals target Gurdwara with Anti-Muslim graffiti.

Australia:  Confused vandals have sprayed anti-Muslim graffiti at a Sikh Gurdwara in Perth’s northern suburbs overnight. The multi-million dollar Gurdwara, which has been under construction in Bennett Springs for more than two years and is due to be completed in February, was vandalised around 1.30am by two offenders who sprayed offensive messages. Two people were captured on CCTV about 1am ...

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Sergeant-at-arms hailed as Canadian hero for shooting dead terrorist.

Canada: Kevin Vickers has vocally supported Canadian Sikhs right to wear Kirpan in Parliament. The man being hailed as a hero for reportedly shooting a gunman in Canada’s national parliament is Kevin Vickers, who, as the holder of the post of sergeant-at-ams, is officially responsible for safety and security within the grounds of the building. The role’s ceremonial element has ...

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Sikh Network UK Sets Out Sikh Manifesto, Encourages UK Sikhs to Help Develop and Finalize

London, UK: A Sikh Manifesto will be published in January 2015 for the General Election and the next five years setting out specific demands of the Sikh community and the vision for British Sikhs. The initiative for a Sikh Manifesto was launched on Sunday 21 September. Many have commented positively about this development and made useful suggestions, based on which an ...

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