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Every young Sikh American should have this opportunity

My name is Jaywin Singh Malhi, and I’m proud to be graduating this spring from Southern Methodist University in Texas!  I’m equally excited about what’s just ahead, starting with Harvard Law School this fall. When people ask about my inspirations and motivations, I come back to a singular experience:  my SikhLEAD internship in Washington, D.C., in 2012.  It was work ...

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SGPC to fund education of baptised Sikh students till Class XII: Makkar

Amritsar, Punjab:  SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar has announced that a committee will facilitate free education till Class XII for baptised Sikh students belonging to baptised families in the SGPC-run institutions. Talking to mediapersons here today, Makkar said those wishing to avail the facility will have to certify every year that they are baptised. He said the SGPC had already ...

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New policy allows Kirpan on campus

California,USA:-jurupa school board members on Monday, Nov. 19, discussed safety issues on campus, including a request by some Sikh students to bring ceremonial kirpans to school. The Jurupa Unified School District board of education on Nov. 19 approved a new district policy that will allow Sikh students to wear a kirpan to school but with strict restrictions. The vote was ...

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Sikh students can carry ‘kirpan’ in 61 US schools

Washington DC, USA: Sikh students enrolled in 61 schools run by the National Heritage Academies in the US have been allowed to carry ‘kirpan’, a symbol of their faith, subject to certain restrictions. The National Heritage Academies (NHA), which runs its schools in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina and New York, has allowed Sikh children to ...

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