Tag Archives: Sikh Council

Over 50 Gurdwaras to meet in Washington to shape Sikh Image in America

Washington, USA: As per information over 50 Gurdwaras are gathering for a meeting in Washington to chart a grassroots strategy that will raise the profile of Sikhs in America. Newly formed National Sikh Campaign (NSC) is holding this meeting of Gurdwara leaders from across United States to engage in the largest effort to change the perception of the community. Gurdwara leaders ...

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Sikhs march through London to protest Operation Bluestar

London, UK: Hundreds of British Sikhs today held a march in central London in protest against Operation Bluestar that took place 30 years ago. The march from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square involved sloganeering. “Thousands were killed or had disappeared,” said Balvinder Kaur of the Sikh Council, UK. British Sikhs have also been angered over the recent revelations in De-classified documents ...

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UK Sikh organization comes to aid of illegal migrants

Jalandhar, Punjab: The Sikh Council, UK, has started a “voluntary return scheme” to rescue illegal Punjabi immigrants in the UK. It has already rescued 30 such persons since November last year. Under the scheme, the council arranges air tickets, coordinates with the British Government and gets the identification of immigrants done from the Punjab Government. Balwinder Kaur, head of operations, told ...

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UK to change work law on turbans for sikhs

London, UK: Britain is close to changing employment laws to remove an anomaly that meant Sikhs were exempt from wearing head protection in a high hazard industry such as construction, but were required to do so in lower hazard workplaces. Following the completion of a consultation process carried out by the health and safety executive, the David Cameron government is expected ...

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US Sikh council to check hate crime through PR

Chandigarh, Punjab: The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), which consists of prominent members of the community in the USA, is in talks with a renowned public relations (PR) firm, AKPD, to create awareness about Sikhism there. US-based social activist and SCORE chairman Rajwant Singh said the PR agency had handled the election campaign of US President Barack Obama. He ...

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