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United Sikhs Youth Advocates Convene on Capitol Hill for Change

In commemoration of the United Nations Youth Skills Day observed during the month of July, United Sikhs announced the graduation for the Class of 2019 students of the annual Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA).

Gucci Faces Backlash Over “Indy Full Head Wrap”; Nordstrom Not to Sale Readymade Turbans

Chandigarh: Famed Italian designer, Gucci, faces backlash following the advertising of their new fashion head garment, “Indy Full Head Wrap.” This accessory which sells for ...

Cyclone Fani: Sikh NGO Serves More Than 45,000 People in Odisha

Cyclone Fani, the first major storm hitting eastern parts of the Indian subcontinent in the last 43 years, had a devastating impact on the state of Odisha earlier this month. With winds at 200 kilometers an hour, the region is still coming to realize the extent of damage and the storm’s lingering effects. While the government was able to evacuate approximately 1.2 million residents prior to the storm, there are still millions who remain without water and power.

United Sikhs Condemn Christchurch (New Zealand) Massacre

The Christchurch massacre, which has left at least 49 people dead and 20 injured on Friday, March 15 in New Zealand's city Christchurch in two targeted mass shootings at mosques.

Torture on Sikh Emigrant by ICE – Connecticut Sikhs discussed issue with Federal Officials

USA Members and Activists of Sikh Community hold Meeting with various federal officials including Congressman office and briefed them about Torture and Mistreatment of Sikh detainees in ICE {US Immigration and Customs Enforcement} Detention Centers.

Government Shutdown – Sikhs Opens Doors of Sikh Centres Across the USA for Assistance

Sikhs across the United States opened doors of Gurdwara Sahibs and other Sikh centres to offer assistance during US government shutdown. In a community update, the United Sikhs said that it has initiated a Temporary National Assistance Program (TNAP).

Amazon Was Cooperative in Removing Merchandise Offensive to the Sikhs: United Sikhs

The United Sikhs, a Sikh body that had raised the issue of listings of certain merchandise that were highly offensive to the Sikhs, has said that the Amazon staff was cordial and took immediate action in removing all items from their site and inventory.

Police Complaint, Legal Notice Against Amazon as SGPC seeks Apology for Offensive Anti-Sikh Merchandise

SGPC has lodged a police complaint and sent a legal notice to online retail giant Amazon for listing offensive Anti-Sikh merchandise on its website.

After Sikh Outrage, Amazon Removes Offensive Anti-Sikh Merchandise

Internet retail giant Amazon was featuring certain merchandise that were high offensive to the feelings of the Sikhs. Sikh groups and NGOs, including United Sikhs and the Sikh Coalition launched strong protest with Amazon.

United Sikhs Establish Memorial Fund in Honor of Humanitarian Director Rishiwant Singh

In recognition of Malaysia Director Rishiwant ("Rishi") Singh's global humanitarian legacy, the United Sikhs has announced a memorial fund that will help support his grieving family and continue the work of the humanitarian projects he founded. On Nov. 25, Rishi Singh died in a motorbike accident near Guru Nanak Ashram while trying to avoid a collision with another two-wheeler.

Daily Langar in Wake of Indonesia Disasters Sustains 800 Families

Following a series of natural disasters, including several high-magnitude earthquakes, a tsunami and volcanic eruption, United Sikhs has announced the launch of its "Feed-a-Family" campaign to help provide ongoing support for local residents in their time of need.

United Sikhs Organizes Emergency Relief For Amritsar Train Accident Survivors

An evening celebration of Dussehra quickly turned into a rescue mission on late evening of Friday (October 19) when a multi-car train crashed into a crowd of festival attendees.

United Sikhs Launch Farmers Drought Relief Program in Australia

Following a 24-hour rain period across parched farmland last week, Australian farmers are experiencing a rare occasion for respite amidst a seven-year drought that has ravaged their crops, livestock and means for steady income.

Australia: Premier of NSW Visits Sangat of the Gurdwara Sahib Glenwood

The Sangat (congregation) of the Gurdwara Sahib Glenwood and the Australian Sikh Association Ltd. (ASA), which serves the largest Sikh congregation in Australia, welcomed Gladys Berejiklian MP, the New South Wales Premier, to the Gurdwara Sahib during his visit on October 9.

Kids For Kerala Donate $5,000 To Medical Camp For Flood Victims

Children around the world are donating their piggy banks to the Kids for Kerala fundraising campaign launched by United Sikhs, a global United Nations affiliated non-profit dedicated to disaster relief and humanitarian advocacy.

United Sikhs Partner with NYC Dept. of Education to Launch Sikh Lesson Plans

United Sikhs, in partnership with the NYC Dept. of Education, has announced a new Sikh-focused lesson plans for elementary and middle school students. The lesson plans are entitled Creating Political Cartoons: Civil Rights in the USA and The Teachings of Sikhism, and support 5th and 6th graders in learning about the lives of Sikh Americans through U.S. civil rights and world religions.

United Sikhs Calls fFor Asylum of Afghan Sikhs in Canada and USA

United Sikhs also made an urgent request to the UN Special Rapporteur on Religion and Belief to highlight in the UN the persecution of religious minorities in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Election Aspirant Awtar Singh Khalsa Among Those Killed in Blast; Sikh bodies condemn attack

A deadly suicide bomb attack on Sikhs in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan has shook the global Sikh community.

United Sikhs Continue Humanitarian Aid At Ground Zero in Shillong

United Sikhs, a US based humanitarian group, has launched its "Feed-a-Family" campaign, asking the public for donations, as daily wage earners have been unable to work during the crisis.

Killing of Sikh Leader in Peshawar: Sikh Body Urges Pakistan, US Authorities To Ensure Justice

In response to the killing of Pakistani Sikh leader and human rights activist Charanjeet Singh, a US based NGO named United Sikhs has urged the United States and Pakistan government to provide necessary security measures for the local Sikh community.

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