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Sikh awareness and turban day at Yale University

New Haven,CT: Connecticut Mental Heath Center(CMHC) committee on diversity and heath equity invited Swaranjit Singh Khalsa who is member of Sikh Sewak Society International to give presentation on Sikhism on their cultural conversation event.

CMHC is a private non-profit supporting organization for the Connecticut Mental Health Center, a landmark partnership between the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. 

In this event Swaranjit Singh Khalsa and Amarjit Singh(active member of Norwalk Gurudwara Sahib,CT and approved presenter for Department Of Justice(D.O.J) Community Dialog Program) were the key presenters. Their presentation on “Who are Sikhs” educated group of more than 300 people.

It was a detailed presentation in which Mr.Khalsa tried to cover all main topics especially importance of turban for Sikhs and educated students and teachers about the five articles of faith in Sikhism.

They also informed the audience about Sikh history and sacrifices of more than 83,000 Sikh soldiers during world wars.

“This presentation was for two hours but it was amazing to see the response of people. I was happy to answer tons of questions they had for us,” said “Swaranjit Singh Khalsa.

Swaranjit Singh Khalsa and Amarjit Singh also offered other institutes present there to help them create an awareness of Sikh identity so as to stop hate crimes against Sikhs. 

Update: 16-December-2013