Sikh Sangat of North America: Remembering Sikh Soldiers in World War 1

TO celebrate the centennial anniversary of the end of World War 1 (WW1), Sikh Sangat of North America (SSoNA) in partnership with is organizing exhibits across the United States, to highlight the Sikh contributions in WW1.

“This is a great opportunity for us to remember and honour the largely forgotten Sikh contributions in World War 1,” said Kamal Singh. “WW1 changed the modern world as we know it and Sikhs played an incredible and brave role in that change – they were pioneers, which means that Sikhs are contributors to the Western world, not visitors.”

This “Sikh Soldiers in WW1” showcase will highlight the brave contributions Sikhs made during this historic event, and will include an art exhibit and examples of some of the Sikh contributions. A presentation will follow to provide some historical context, and a meditation session will conclude the event to reflect on all of life’s blessings. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Sikh faith through guided tours and free resources. After the program the entire congregation will partake in a vegetarian meal together to signify equality and brotherhood / sisterhood.

  • June 23 – 24 – Chicago, Illinois
  • July 13 – 15 – Detroit,  Michigan (youth program)
  • September – Grand Rapids, Michigan*
  • September – Indianapolis, Indiana*
  • October – New York, New York*
  • November – Washington, D.C.*
  • November – Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina*
  • December – Houston, Texas*

(*details coming soon)

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