Tag Archives: Sikh family

SGPC gives Rs 2 cr aid to flood-hit J&K Sikhs

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC has disbursed financial aid worth Rs 2 crore for the rehabilitation of Sikh families in the flood-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Diljeet Singh Bedi, SGPC additional secretary, in a statement, said they had kicked off the process to distribute aid to the affected Sikh families, which had been divided into three categories. “We are distributing cheques ...

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Sikh body trains volunteers for campaign on drugs

Amritsar, Punjab: Akaal Purkh Ki Fauj (APKF), a Sikh religious organisation, today held a training session at Bhai Gurdas Hall for volunteers, who would undertake the task of weaning away the youth from drugs through a door-to-door drive in the state. The volunteers converged under the “Galwakdi” campaign initiated by the APKF. APKF director Jaswinder Singh informed that in order achieve ...

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Sikhs object to headgear ban at American park

Washington, USA: Sikh and Muslim groups have filed complaints alleging religious discrimination against a California amusement park after a couple of families wearing their religious headgear were denied go-karting because of “safety concerns”. The complaints were filed with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against Boomers, which is owned by Newport Beach-based Palace Entertainment. Nasir Abdo of Sunnyvale ...

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Sikh family injured in accident in NZ

Melbourne: Eight persons of a Sikh family, including a six-month-old boy, were injured when their van plunged 15 metres down a cliff in New Zealand yesterday morning, turning their “celebration” trip into a tragedy. The family was going to Hawke’s Bay from the Auckland Airport when the accident took place. Jagtar Singh, who is in his 30s, was in the intensive ...

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City boy bags ‘Heaven and Earth title’ at Sikhnet Awards

Jalandhar, Punjab: Sukhmanjot Singh, a student of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, at the GND varsity regional campus, Ladhewali, has bagged the ‘Heaven and Earth Award’ in the Sikhnet Film Festival in United States, for his path-breaking documentary titled the ‘Turban Girl’. The 18-and-a-half minute documentary depicts the change, degeneration and ultimate revival of religious and spiritual sensibilities in ...

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