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  1. New Sikh free school opens its doors in Coventry Sep 15, 2014 12:06 By Lucy Lynch Deputy head: 'The Seva School ethos is that every child can and will achieve.' Members of the Sikh community who felt let down by Coventry schools when they were children have set up their own school to try to do better. The new Seva School has begun with 130 four to seven-year-old pupils, with plans to increase to 1,450 four to 16-year-olds over the next five years. The newly opened free school is temporarily housed in a former special school in Tiverton Road, Wyken , ahead of a move to a permanent home on
  2. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh The Sikh Federation (UK) will be holding its annual Convention on Sunday 21st September 2014 at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Sedgley Street, Wolverhampton. It will be the last annual Convention before the General Election next year and we aim to raise a number of significant issues related to the Sikh community. The Sikh Federation (UK) is now officially recognised by the UK Government as one of the four main umbrella Sikh organisations in the UK. However, it is the only umbrella Sikh organisation that has remained true to its founding principles estab
  3. Sikhs petition against double yellow lines outside Barking Gurdwara http://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/news/sikhs_petition_against_double_yellow_lines_outside_barking_gurdwara_1_3713924
  4. Haryana announces separate Sikh panel for its Gurdwaras IANS | Chandigarh July 6, 2014 Last Updated at 16:18 IST Bowing to the demand of Sikh leadership from the state, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday announced that a separate Sikh body would be set up to run the affairs of gurdwaras (Sikh shrines) in Haryana. The announcement, which was being speculated on for the past few days, was formally made by Hooda at a Sikh conference in Haryana's Kaithal town, 140 km from here, Sunday. It was greeted by a thunderous applause by the gathering. The move was strongly opposed b
  5. World Bank to promote Punjab tourism IANS | Chandigarh July 15, 2014 Last Updated at 17:00 IST To project Punjab as a global tourist destination, the World Bank Tuesday offered to fund projects for promotion of religious, heritage, health and ethnic tourism in the state. A team of senior World Bank (WB) officials met Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here Tuesday and asked the Punjab government to work out the modalities in this regard. The four-member team was led by its Country Director Onno Ruhl. Ruhl said that the WB had already made similar offers to Pakistan's Punjab stat
  6. PLANS for another city free school in Derby have been given the go-ahead by the Government. The Akaal Primary School is one of 38 new free schools to be announced and is set to open in September 2015. Originally, the school was going to be a Sikh academy set up by members of the Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Princes Street, Derby but it now being run by an independent group with the support of all gurdwaras in the city. After taking advice from the New Schools Network, it was decided to alter the plan to make the proposed school more inclusive, catering especially for migrant children from Easter
  7. I wanted to let everyone know that the funding campaign for The 1984 Project has officially launched on Kickstarter. Please check it out, contribute, and share. Thanks in advance for any help! If you know of any survivors of the atrocities of the November 1984 killings that would be willing to speak to me while I'm in India, please let me know. My list is growing and I want to interview as many people as possible for this project. If you know of any rescuers of Sikhs, I would also appreciate their stories. The 1984 Project: Contribute Here
  8. Sikh community group launching mental health scheme after increase in sufferers seeking help Beth Wyatt, Reporter Thursday, June 5, 2014 9:34 AM A community organisation is launching a mental health scheme due to a rise in sufferers seeking its help. The Sikh Community Care Project is raising money for workshop sessions, which will support affected people and their families. Jasbir Sanger, the groups project manager, said: More and more people are coming in with depression and a lot of [other] mental health conditions and stress-related conditions. The numbers have risen over the past
  9. Sikh female taxi driver in Glasgow MUM-OF-FIVE, who loves her punters' banter, is helping break down barriers and social stereotypes.WHEN passengers hop in to Balwinder Singh's taxi, they are pleasantly surprised - if a bit shocked - to see her smiling back at them from the driver's seat.This is because the mother of five is the only female Asian taxi driver in the city of Glasgow.Every time Balwinder gets behind the wheel, she is helping to break down barriers and turn stereotypes on their head.And she is particularly proud of her job because her beloved dad Kuldeep Singh - known as John - w
  10. A second Sikh temple faces opposition in Sacramento County By Brad Branan bbranan@sacbee.com Published: Sunday, May. 25, 2014 - 10:25 pm A second proposed Indian temple is facing community opposition in unincorporated Sacramento County, and questions of racism are again part of the debate. Sri Guru Ravidass Temple wants to replace its existing Sikh prayer hall with a 12,000-square-foot building with gold domes in a rural neighborhood near Dry Creek Road and G Street in Rio Linda. Neighbors have twice shown up before a community planning board to oppose the project, citing concerns about d
  11. WSO Condemns Racist Flyers Targeting Brampton Sikhs Brampton (April 24, 2014): The World Sikh Organization of Canada condemns racist flyers distributed by the group Immigration Watch Canada targeting the Sikh community in Brampton. The flyer titled The Changing Face of Brampton laments the decreasing proportion of Mainstream Canadians in Brampton and contrasts an older picture of a largely Caucasian group with a recent picture of a group of Sikh men and women. Brampton is home to a large Sikh population. According to the 2011 Census results, approximately 19 per cent of the Brampton pop
  12. World Sikh Organization of Canada Partners with KarmaGrow to Build One Acre Community Farm By PARMJIT SINGH Published: April 22, 2014 Brampton, Canada (April 22, 2014): The World Sikh Organization of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a fresh initiative in partnership with KarmaGrow. KarmaGrow is working to alleviate food insecurity by building and maintaining community gardens and farms in order to provide food banks with a sustainable source of fresh produce. As per information the WSO is working alongside Sikhs Serving Canada (SSC), Khoobsurat Klothing, GG Fabrication, Region o
  13. Six Sikh girls' schools closed down in Ajmer Kshitiz Gaur,TNN | Apr 20, 2014, 02.35 AM IST AJMER: Six private schools in the city which were started sixty years ago for Sikh minority girls are now closed down. These schools provided merits to Ajmer for long twenty years. The school was bliss for poor families who wanted to provide qualitative education to their daughters. The reason- state government appointed administrator in these schools in 2006 and condition at present of these schools went worse than government schools. The state government made promises for qualitative education to gi
  14. http://www.sikhnn.com/headlines/2689/american-who-lived-bhindranwale
  15. Erindale Church sign greets Punjabis Mississauga News By Nouman Khalil MISSISSAUGA - As Mississaugans are getting ready for the Easter this coming weekend, Erindale United Church also greeted those who are celebrating Baisakhi the annual spring festival of Punjabis, mainly Sikhs. Earlier this week the churchs main signboard on Dundas St., just east of Mississauga Rd., reads Happy Baisakhi to our Sikh friends. Were getting ready to celebrate Easter, but at the same time also would like to wish our Sikh community members a Happy Baisakhi, said Neil R. Young, Minister of Erindale United Ch
  16. Redbridge Sikhs offer amazing response to cancer appeal Harry Kemble and Sunhail Patel , Reporter Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:21 AM Two Sikh congregations have showed a united front by registering 500 donors and raising thousands of pounds to increase bone marrow donors in the borough last week. The chance of finding a matching donor within the British Asian community is far smaller than if you were from a Caucasian background, due to lower population figures. The two Sikh temples in Redbridge - Gurdwara Karamsar in High Road, Ilford, and Gurdwara Singh Sabha in High Road, Seven Kings, h
  17. Sikh radio station back on the air By Leicester Mercury | Posted: April 16, 2014 A community radio station has been granted permission to broadcast until April 27. Vaisakhi Radio features children's programmes, sports, discussions of issues affecting the Sikh community, folk songs and interviews. It also broadcasts seven hours of live programmes every day from Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, in East Park Road, Leicester, and Sri Guru Har Krishan Gurdwara, in Kenilworth Drive, Oadby. Vaisakhi Radio has been broadcasting for 20 years, on 95.1FM, run by volunteers. It also collects money for
  18. Sikhs can wear kirpans at Canadian missions By Nouman Khalil BRAMPTON On the special occasion of Vaisakhi, the Canadian government Monday announced the implementation of a policy accommodating the wearing of kirpan a ceremonial sword or dagger in Canadian diplomatic missions around the world. Under the new policy, Sikh visitors to Canadian diplomatic missions will be permitted to wear kirpans provided they are secured within a sheath, attached to a fabric belt, and worn under clothing across the torso. The individual should also be in possession of the four other Sikh articles of faith.
  19. http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/04/12/pritam-109-was-the-man-with-nine-lives/
  20. Sikh group wants to set up free faith school in Redbridge Harry Kemble, Reporter Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:45 PM A Sikh group is organising an application to set up a free faith school in the borough as early as next year, after canvassing the support of 1500 parents. Ten Sikhs have formed Atam Academy group, in partnership with the Slough Sikh Education Trust a provider of religious schools to deliver a free faith school by September 2015 in Redbridge. Before then the project has to be given the go-ahead by the Department of Education in May when it makes its application. Mankamal
  21. Griffith Council considering $250,000 loan to assist with roadworks at Sikh temple The Griffith Council is proposing to provide members of the city's Sikh society with a $250,000 loan for roadworks outside its new temple. The $3m facility near Hanwood was approved by council in 2009 and is expected to open later this year. The temple was vandalised twice last year, with local police expressing their concern about the racially motivated attack. Griffith Mayor, John Dal Broi, says before the temple can open the Kidman Way and Rae Road intersection must be upgraded and the Gurdwara Singh Saba
  22. Sikhs mark 100 years in Kisumu despite statue damage By JOE OMBUOR KISUMU COUNTY: Kisumu residents, who recently brought down a religious monument erected in the centre of the lakeside city, claiming it was satanic, were overawed by the colour, splendour and solemnity rolled out by members of the Sikh community celebrating 100 years of the Siri Guru Singh Sabha Temple in commemoration of which the damaged monument was built. The city was in a carnival mood, with prayers, song, drum beats and trumpet melodies renting the air as hundreds of Sikh faithful from all over East Africa marched from
  23. Proposals to turn former Citroen HQ into Sikh meditation centre due to be decided this week Published: 18 Feb 2014 16:45 PROPOSALS to turn the former HQ of a car manufacturer into a Sikh meditation and community centre were due to be decided on Thursday. Punjab House Association wants to open the worship centre - which would also include a Punjabi language school - in the vacant offices, showroom and workshop at the former Citroen site at 221 Bath Road, Slough. A report due to be heard by the planning committee recommended the decision to be delegated to the lead planning officer to make a
  24. **PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO SIKHS AND YOUR NON-SIKH FRIENDS WHO ARE WILLING TO HELP** SUPPORT AN INDEPENDENT PUBLIC INQUIRY TO ESTABLISH THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ATROCITIES PERPETRATED AGAINST THE SIKHS IN 1984 Please action immediately. Print between 100-500 copies of the attached letter. Get members of the Sangat to sign the letter, add their name and full postal address, including their postcode. Please collect all completed letters and determine relevant MPs through individual’s postcode by visiting: http://www.writetothem.com/ and add the MPs name at the top. Please group the
  25. Urgent actions to take to get answers from the UK Government on its complicity in the massacre of innocent Sikhs in June 1984 Courtesy of the Sikh Federation (UK) LETTER TO SEND TO AS MANY MPs AS POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS You can find who your local MP by visiting: http://findyourmp.parliament.uk You can e-mail your MP by visiting: https://www.writetothem.com/ Dear [Name Here] MP, UK GOVERNMENT COMPLICITY IN THE MASSACRE OF INNOCENT SIKHS IN JUNE 1984 Following the release of documents under the ’30-year rule’ and revelations that the UK Government had direct involvement in
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