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North Jersey Sikhs remembered victims of Wisconsin Sikh Gurudwara shooting

August 12, 2013 | By

North Jersey (August 12, 2013): As per a news reported by the NorthJersey, the Candles were lit, the prayers were recited, Children made greeting cards out of construction paper and the leaders & community members representing different faiths were invited to address a congregation, at Sri Guru Singh Sabha Sikh Temple on Prospect Street North Jersey on August 11, 2013. The congregation was held in the memory of six Sikh vitims of Oak Creek (Wisconsin) Sikh Gurdwara terror strike.

“This is a way to educate on who we are. We are children of one God, and how we can and should live together in peace, happiness and love for each other regardless of our race and culture,’’ Livleen Singh, vice president of the Gurdwara Sahib reportedly said.

As per NorthJersey: Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil outside the temple Saturday night. Congregants from throughout North Jersey stood in front of a sign that contained the words “No Hate” and “No Fear.” Guldeep Singh Sethi, secretary of the temple, said that during the event he urged those who gathered not to mourn those who died last year, but to remember those guiding principles.

“It was not a moment of sorrow or grief,’’ he said. “But a time to celebrate the concept of living in high spirits.”

It is notable that on August 5, 2012 a neo-Nazi white supramacist had opened gun fire inside Oak Creek Sikh Gurdwara Sahib. The incident, that left six dead, had shook the American and Sikh society to a large extent. This August marks the first anniversary of this tragic event.

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