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What the Sikh Turban Means
Today, and for the last 500 years, many Sikhs around the world have worn the turban as an expression of their faith and their commitment to serve humanity. Throughout history, Sikhs have worn the turban to signal their readiness to protect all people against injustice, regardless of faith, gender, caste, or color.
Today, a Sikh American who wears a turban signal that he or she is always ready to put him- or herself forward to serve the community’s needs. It represents their commitment to equality, unity, and service that are at the heart of the American ethic.
99% of people you see wearing a turban in America are Sikhs.
Behind the Scenes
Gurwin Ahuja published A Sikh Tackling the Opioid Crisis in Turban Talk Blog 2019-05-13 22:03:15 -0400
“The opioid crisis is one of the many problems our country is facing today – it’s going to take all of us working together to move forward and improve our communities. We have to do honest work within our local communities and help each other out.”
- Sandeep “Sonny” Singh BainsRead more
Gurwin Ahuja published Serene Singh: The First Sikh-American Rhode Scholar in Turban Talk Blog 2019-02-18 19:23:04 -0500
“Everything Sikhism teaches is in tune with American values – respect, hard work, empathy, etc. Sikhism teaches me every day about how I can love, care for, and humanize those around me. As a Sikh American, I have learned what happens when a group or community is stereotyped and discriminated against because of ignorance, fear, etc. My role as a leader and woman is to constantly be challenging my own biases about the world around me so I can be a part of the solution to a global issue, not part of the problem.” said Serene Singh, Sikh American who received the world’s most prestigious scholarship.Read more
Gurwin Ahuja published NATIONAL SIKH CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES ‘WE ARE SIKHS’ in News Center 2017-04-14 10:52:09 -0400
This New, National Effort Aims to Inform Americans about Their Sikh American Neighbors
Gurwin Ahuja published How are women treated in the Sikh community? in 10 Big Questions 2016-10-10 16:49:30 -0400Answer
Standing up for women’s independence and status in the community was a core focus of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. From the beginning, the Sikh religion has emphasized the role of women as equal, valuable contributors in every sphere of life. Sikh women have the same rights and responsibilities as men, and are welcome to take on all leadership roles within Sikh religious services and communities.