Indian Doctor Returns to School for MBA

Dr. Bijender Kumar was already a respected doctor and medical director at Hancock Regional Hospital when he decided to return to school for a Masters of Business Administration from IUPUI's Kelly School of Business. On Aug. 8, he walked on stage at Hine Hall to accept his latest accolade. Kumar immigrated to the United States when he was 29, after…

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Indianapolis Sikh to serve as SikhsPAC Outreach Coordinator

Jitender Singh is the newest face on the SikhsPAC team. The 27-year-old Indianapolis businessman and regular attendee at the Gurdwara Sahib Indianapolis (Acton Road) has formally taken over all SikhsPAC youth outreach programming and will soon be leading a team of volunteers tasked with identifying specific political needs in various Sikh communities around the state. Jitender Singh holds a bachelors…

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Christian preacher praises turban as symbol of peace & safe harbor

SikhsNet posted a video of a Christian preacher discussing the Sikh turban as a symbol of peace and safe harbor. The widespread use of the turban among Sikhs dates to the late 16th century, when Guru Gobind Singh proposed the turban's as a visual symbol to the poor and downtrodden. Anyone in need would know help could be found…

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Sikhs supporting national day of community service to remember those killed by acts of hate

Sihks across the US will be out volunteering in their communities in honor and remembrance of those hurt or killed by acts of hate during the last year.  The Sikhs Coalition sponsored National Day of Seva (selfless service) remembers violence against Sikhs like the Aug. 5, 2015 shooting at a gurdwara in Wisconsin. However, it is not limited Sikhs and the coalition…

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Ten Important Facts About Sikhs

A few years ago, faithstreet published a list of important facts about Sihk beliefs. This post explores some of the basic traditions and practices among Sikhs living in the US and all over the world. Among the most important of these beliefs is a core commitment of all Sikhs to principles of equality for all regardless of faith, creed, race, gender…

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF SIKHS AMERICANS FEATURED IN NEW YORK ART EXHIBITION

For more than 130 years, Sikhs have been a part of American culture. British photographers Amit and Naroop set out to explore Sikh traditions through a series of portraits now on display in a downtown New York art gallery. The pair previously pursued a similar project highlighting Sikh Britons. According to the photographers, many of their Sikh American subjects reported…

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