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Sikh teenager masters African language

Johannesburg, South Africa: While most Indian-South African students shy away from Afrikaans, 13-year-old Angad Sena’s mastery over the language has won him national accolades in just two years since he arrived from India. When Angad arrived in Pretoria in 2011 with his father Tejinder and teacher mother Amarjeet, he opted for Afrikaans, rather than Zulu, as a second compulsory language at Theresa ...

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Sikhs promote equality during awareness month

US: For the second year, Fresno State students will celebrate the first Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month in November, where a club will focus on educating the community about its religion and promoting equality for Sikhs. Last September, the California Legislature passed a resolution declaring November Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month. Aranvir Johal, president of the Punjab Sikh ...

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Religion losing influence, say 77% Americans

Washington, USA: While most Americans say religion is losing influence in the country, 75 per cent say American society would be better off if more Americans were devout. According to a new Gallup survey, over three-quarters of Americans (77 per cent) say religion is losing its influence on American life, while 20 per cent say religion’s influence is increasing. These ...

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Warriors’ martial history explored in new book

Punjab: Going back more than five centuries, Sikhism is a religion founded on peace, but forged by self-defence, resilience and defiance. Sikhs might be well known for their warrior culture, but how did a peaceful community gain their martial reputation? Two British Sikh authors, from London, have spent decades researching the story behind the rise of the Sikh martial tradition. Now ...

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Livingston Sikhs ready to celebrate ‘Hola Mohalla’

Livingston, California: Livingston will burst with color Sunday as the city’s Sikh residents dress in their traditional clothes for their annual Sikh parade, officially known as the Hola Mohalla festival. The parade will start around noon at the Gurdwara Sahib Temple at 2765 Peach St. and then move along Main Street to the Guru Nanak Temple on B Street before looping ...

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