|UNITED SIKHS opens its Western Region
Office in Fremont, California
- UNITED SIKHS
opens the Western Region office in Fremont, California to serve the Bay
Area community, the first office in the United States for the west
coast Sikh community that will handle : a) Advocacy, b) Humanitarian
Aid, c) Community and Empowerment and Education
- Dignitaries at
the ceremony included D. Paul Monteiro, Associate Director of Community
Relations at White House, Melinda Haag, U.S. Attorney for the Northern
District of California, Representatives from the offices of Congressman
Mike Honda and Pete Stark and Mayors Jose Esteves, Mark Green and
Bob Wasserman of Milpitas, Union City and Fremont.
- Delegates from
Gurdwara Sahib Fremont, Sikh Gurdwara Sahib San Jose, El Sobrante
Gurdwara Sahib, Gurdwara Sahib Milpitas, Gurdwara Sahib Hayward
and Stockton Gurdwara Sahib were in attendance.
- The new office
will facilitate coast to coast operations of the organization, ensuring
the most efficient service to the community.
CALIFORNIA: UNITED SIKHS
celebrated the opening of its Regional Office in Fremont, CA.
Established in 11 countries around the globe and now with coast to
coast offices in the United States, in California and New York, the
organization strives to continue to serve the minority communities in
an efficient and productive manner.
At the opening
ceremony on October 22, the organization introduced its work and vision
to members of the Sikh American and Bay Area communities. A large
gathering of about 300 people including elected officials, members of
the civil and human rights advocacy, humanitarian and educational
communities; govt officials from DOJ, the US State Attorney for
Northern California, the Community Relations Service (CRS) were
present during the opening ceremony. D. Paul Montiero, Associate
Director of Community Relations at White House was the Chief Guest.
Jatinder Singh, Director of UNITED SIKHS, stated, “The center will
serve as the primary institution in addressing the needs of the
community in the Bay area.”
|Audience members at the opening||UNITED SIKHS Volunteers welcoming guests|
|D. Paul Monteiro, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement
|Melinda Haag, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California
“Whether it is
mentoring young kids, whether it is feeding needy people, or helping
other countries in natural disasters and whether it is protecting
the civil rights and civil liberties of all the people, UNITED SIKHS'
work should be saluted”, said Paul Monteiro, Associate
Director, White House Office of Public Engagement in his key note
of California Hon. Melinda Haag congratulated the organization on
opening its second office in the western region and extended an
invitation to discuss any civil rights issues. “UNITED SIKHS played
incredibly important role in building bonds with diversities” Ms. Haag
Chu, sent her best wishes and gave the organization a certificate of
The center in
Fremont offers education programs such as the After School Education
Assistance Program, SAT tutoring for high school students, and the
youth leadership program. Plans are in place for health programs such
as screenings and education, as well as legal assistance programs.
Kashmir Singh, Western Region Director UNITED SIKHS, reiterated that,
"the office is envisioned to be a substantive resource for the
community. UNITED SIKHS is currently looking for an attorney and a
community organizer to enable seamless and smooth functioning of the
organization. The office expects to handle discrimination law suits and
will empower the community at large enabling Sikhs to integrate with
the mainstream community."
|Harpreet Singh, Melissa Haag, Paul Monteiro, Hardayal Singh, Sarabjit Kaur, and members of the Fremont Family Resource Center||
Harpreet Singh (UNITED SIKHS Advisor)|
Mayor Bob Wasserman and Human Services Director, Suzanne Shenfil
welcomed new office and announced the partnership of UNITED SIKHS
office with family resource center. Enthusiastic support from
community and partner agencies is pertinent to make this office a
success not only for the organization but to the regional communities
said, "As Fremont is the center of the American Sikh population in the
Bay area, it is the perfect location for the UNITED SIKHS West coast
center, donate your
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particularly at the Fremont office, click here.
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UNITED SIKHS is a
UN-affiliated, international non-profit, non-governmental, humanitarian
relief, human development and advocacy organization, aimed at
empowering those in need, especially disadvantaged and minority
communities across the world. Our work is primarily focused in 3 areas:
International Civil and
Human Rights Advocacy (ICHRA): Protecting and enforcing the civil
and human rights of minorities and marginalized groups in the Americas,
Europe and Asia.
Aid: Providing non-partisan global humanitarian relief services and
rehabilitation help to the needy.
Empowerment and Education Division (CEED): With one Educare center
functional in New York, Empowering individuals and groups to help them
attain their full potential and become active participants in society.
Education, training and community development projects. Encouraging
people to participate in the decision-making processes in their local
community as well as taking their place in the international arena
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crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the
UNITED SIKHS, which will provide immediate relief and support to those
in need. You may donate online at www.unitedsikhs.org/donate
or send your donations to a UNITED SIKHS office nearest to
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Ordinarily only 10 percent of your
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