May 10, 2016 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Washington: The American Sikh Council (ASC) is reportedly making efforts to educate the educators in the US for maximum impact.
As per a release byAmerican Sikh Council (ASC), the ASC organized an exhibition at the National Convention for History Education, Niagara Falls, which was attended by over 400 history teachers and professors from across the US.
“Teachers gained a sense of empathy and understanding and over 20% of the attendees had turbans tied while interacting with others at the conference,” ASC president Kavneet Singh said, adding that some of the teachers who requested turbans to be tied on them were so enthusiastic that they decided to enlarge the photographs with turbans and displayed them in their classrooms after going back.
Kavneet Singh said that ASC made various brochures covering issues like Sikh faith, Sikh genocide, bullying of Sikh American children, Sikhs and Scouts, and history of Sikh Americans. These were distributed among the attending teachers.
Volunteer from the Syracuse gurdwara Jagdev Singh was instrumental in tying turbans, he said, adding that members of Bakersfield Sikh community – including Nazar Singh Kooner, Balmeet Singh and attorney Gurujodha Singh Khalsa – met BFL Airport director Richard Strickland and transportation security administration (TSA) regional director Robert Benson to discuss a recent incident involving a high school student-author Karanveer Singh Pannu.
“The Sikh American community of Bakersfield also took the opportunity to present the book, ‘Bullying of Sikh American Children – Through the Eyes of a Sikh American High School Student’ written by Karanveer to Robert Benson to increase their knowledge about Sikh Americans and heighten their awareness and sensitivity to the sacred importance of the Sikh turban,” he said.
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