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Health Fair: 13th December: Free Health Screening

UNITED SIKHS and Queens Health Network are conducting a health fair in the Makhan Shah Lobaba Gurdwara Saheb on the 13th of December.  Free screening will be provided for the following: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Screening, Prostate Cancer Screening and Health Insurance Enrollment.  Continue reading ‘Health Fair: 13th December: Free Health Screening’ »

UNITED SIKHS works with Oxford University to promote education in Punjab

usouta_spokesman_article_20091  Dhulka, Punjab, India: 9 Undergraduate students of Oxford University reached Punjab on August 4, 2009 to teach English at local public schools. The main aim of this program is to increase awareness amongst the local children and to encourage them to think beyond borders.

UNITED SIKHS has been running the UNITED SIKHS-Oxford University Travel Aid Project since 2006 with the aim of helping the people of Punjab develop a global mindset and approach. Under the project, undergraduate students from Oxford visit Punjab every year to teach English to the local village children. In addition to teaching them conversational English, the teachers also touch upon technical subjects like maths and science to promote a scientific approach. Continue reading ‘UNITED SIKHS works with Oxford University to promote education in Punjab’ »

Blast kills 16 Pakistan cadets; NATO trucks bombed

30th August, 2009: Islamabad, Pakistan: Amardeep Singh and Navjit Singh, reporting from Peshawar:  Aid work continues, we have just returned after distributing aid to 105 Christian families at Gojra, district Toba Tek Singh.  The below incident has raised high security alert.  More on the aid distribution to the Christian families, later….. Continue reading ‘Blast kills 16 Pakistan cadets; NATO trucks bombed’ »

Sikhs of Peshwar Break their Silence. UNITED SIKHS steps up Advocacy

sikhsinpeshwargurd16th of July 2009, Pesahwar,  Pakistan:   In the third visit to meet the Sikhs in Peshawar the Sikhs broke out their silence of their situation and gave a detailed saga of the kidnapping of  Kalyan Singh.

Panja Saheb Gurdwara, a haven for fleeing -Sikhs, Hindus and Christains

Medicines delivered at Panja Saheb Gurdwara Saheb

Medicines delivered at Panja Saheb Gurdwara Saheb

4th July 2009, Islamabad, Pakistan:  Stationed currently at Hassan Abdal, Panja Saheb, in Pakistan, UNITED SIKHS volunteers surveyed the Internally displaced people (IDPs) at the Hassan Abdal-Panja Saheb camp of their needs. The immediate need was to provide medicines for chronic patients suffering from diabetes, respiratory issues and heart related problems. Continue reading ‘Panja Saheb Gurdwara, a haven for fleeing -Sikhs, Hindus and Christains’ »

Displaced Sikhs from Orakzai Agency and now in Peshawar-2

Residents of Peshawar with Displaced members at the Bhai Joga Singh Gurdwara

Residents of Peshawar with Displaced members at the Bhai Joga Singh Gurdwara

June  27, 2009, Islamabad, Pakistan: These are some of the major issues that the displaced Sikhs from the Orakzai Agency are facing

1) The Sikhs displaced from the Orakzai Agency are not referred to  as IDPs as the Military hasn’t started the operations in Orakzai Agency as said to us by Herdiyal Singh from Continue reading ‘Displaced Sikhs from Orakzai Agency and now in Peshawar-2’ »

Conditions at the Camps in Pakistan

Camp Close shot

Camp Close shot

26th June 2009, Islamabad:  Conditions at the camp are detoriating because of the change in weather and the coming in of the monsoons. There is an increase in the cases of snake and scorpion bites.  Visiting the camp sites with the team of local doctors from NATPOW, the Continue reading ‘Conditions at the Camps in Pakistan’ »

Displaced Sikhs from Orakzai Agency and now in Peshawar -1

Orakzai Agency
Focus on Orakzai Agency

  06/27/2009: Peshawar, Pakistan: Peshawar falls under the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area), bordering Afghanistan, and is one of the 6 frontiers in FATA, and is the capital of North West Frontier Provice (NWFP).  
The Internally Displaced Sikhs don’t stay in the Bhai Joga Singh Peshawar Gurdwara, which is located in a town called as Dabgarhi in Peshawar. There are 2 Khalsa schools that cater around 600+ Sikh children.

99% of Sikhs from Peshawar are Amrtidhari Sikhs. Their family model is that of an extended family and the average family size is of 8 members. Most of the Sikhs are businessmen, as clothe merchants or grocery store owners. Every evening they get together at the Gurdwara Saheb for daily prayers and are there from 7:00pm – 10:30pm.  Continue reading ‘Displaced Sikhs from Orakzai Agency and now in Peshawar -1’ »

United Sikhs appeals for urgent relief aid for displaced Pakistanis

United Sikhs appeals for urgent relief aid for displaced Pakistanis   PDF Print E-mail

NEW YORK, June 27 (APP): A US‑based international organization, United Sikh, has issued an urgent appeal for donations to provide humanitarian relief to Pakistani internally displaced persons from Swat and other adjacent valleys. Continue reading ‘United Sikhs appeals for urgent relief aid for displaced Pakistanis’ »

Swine Flu: New Jersey: DHSS sends health alert to NJ schools and child care settings

April 27, 2009, New Jersey: The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has sent a health alert to New Jersey schools and child care settings asking them to be on increased watch for influenza-like cases in the upcoming weeks. Continue reading ‘Swine Flu: New Jersey: DHSS sends health alert to NJ schools and child care settings’ »