WEST HARDTFORD, Connecticut, USA—Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast Congratulate Sikhs of Connecticut for Making “National Sikh Day” into a Wave.
Himmat Singh Coordinator of Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast praised Sikhs of Connecticut for showing the support for concept of National Sikh Day.
Swaranjit Singh Khalsa, a member of the Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast and of the Commission of City Plan Norwich, spoke with media and shared that Vaisakhi will be celebrated across America at a national level in upcoming years.
He said, “We have also talked to our State Representatives and State Senator to pass a Bill to declare it at a state and eventually a national level.
“This Recognition will also make our fellow Americans aware who Sikhs are as they are often become victim of Hate Crime due to mistaken identity”.
More than 50 people attended the ceremony in which City of West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor and other city council members presented Sikhs of Connecticut a proclamation recognizing the Sikh’s most sacred day, “Khalsa Sajna Diwas” as a National Sikh Day.
Swaranjit Singh Khalsa apprised Mayor Coin of Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale and made her aware of the Sikh Genocide of 1984 and how Sikhs want to have a referendum in 2020 in India and to free Punjab.
Maninder Singh Arora coordinated the program and briefed everyone on Sikhism and Vaisakhi.
Ishprit kaur, a local West Hartford resident, also made authorities aware of challenges Sikh kids are facing in schools, due to lack of knowledge about their religion.
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