New Yorkers, you can afford healthcare. Here's how!
May 31, 2017
New York, NY : In 2016, there were 28.6 million Americans without health insurance. We've found that in many cases, New Yorkers don't sign up for health insurance because they believe it's unaffordable. Little do they they know, with New York State of Health's (NYSOH) Essential Plan coverage could be as little as $20 a month for qualifying residents - or in some cases nothing at all.
ALERT To Gurudwaras - Be Vigilant
January 31, 2017
"Given the current climate of our country, and other parts of the world, we advise Gurudwaras to step up their security measures, especially following Sunday's deadly mosque attack in Quebec, " Gurvinder Singh, Director for the UNITED SIKHS said. Following the Quebec shooting, America's largest police force, the NYPD, announced it would provide additional protection for mosques in New York city. UNITED SIKHS is also asking worshippers in Gurdwaras to be vigilant.
"Your health is your greatest wealth." This is a core belief of the UNITED SIKHS and is reflected in many of our ongoing programs and initiatives. Throughout the year we've collaborated with businesses, hospitals and local governments, to provide minority communities across the world with increased access to healthcare and wellness resources. Here's a look at some of the ways we're helping our communities across the globe.
The open enrollment period started on November 1, 2016 and will continue until January 31, 2017, allowing millions of Americans the opportunity to get affordable health insurance. Like the past few years, UNITED SIKHS will be providing free enrollment assistance in New York and New Jersey, and here are 5 things you need to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period.
UNITED SIKHS' Advisory: PREPARING FOR HURRICANE HERMINE
September 4, 2016
UNITED SIKHS continues to monitor the track and potential impact Tropical Storm Hermine will have on our area tomorrow and through next week. It is expected to produce a dangerous storm surge with life threatening coastal flooding and strong winds near the Delaware and New Jersey coasts over the Labor Day weekend.
DEPUTY MAYOR BUERY TO PRESENT THRIVE NYC TO QUEENS SIKH COMMUNITY
September 1, 2016
UNITED SIKHS is partnering with the New York City Mayor's Office of Community Affairs and the Sikh Cultural Society, Inc to host a the Thive NYC forum on mental health on Thursday 1st September 2016. The Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery will lead a panel discussion on Thrive NYC, the City's mental health roadmap for all.
New York/New Jersey: Oral health needs in our community are often overlooked, but oral health is critical to having good overall health. To engage the Sikh American community in oral health promotion, and to provide increased in language and culturally appropriate information on basic oral health topics, UNITED SIKHS is proud to present The Oral Health Video Series, short, educational videos in Punjabi focusing on popular oral health topics.
New York, USA: Since its launch in 2013, the New York State of Health (NYSOH) Marketplace provides affordable coverage to millions of eligible New Yorkers. Since last year, NYSOH has introduced the Essential Plan, a new plan for New Yorkers that costs much less than other health plans while offering the same essential benefits.
New York, USA: Since its launch in 2013, the New York State of Health Marketplace provides affordable coverage to millions of eligible New Yorkers. But did you know? The New York State of Health Small Business Marketplace also allows business owners to provide affordable, high quality health coverage for their employees.
"I'm not the one that's a freak, I'm fully Sikh"
May 03, 2016
UNITED SIKHS Australian volunteer, who also served as a Director, says, "I'm not the one that's a freak, I'm fully Sikh." Sukhjit Kaur is first generation Australian Sikh, a spoken-word poet who is very passionate about Sikhi, free-speech and women's empowerment.
Sydney, Australia: Recently, Sukhjit Kaur who was UNITED SIKHS director, Australia made it big on media on "Australia's Got Talent". She won the hearts of audience and people across Australia after her smashing performance on national television. She used the power of spoken word poetry to emphasize her identity as a Sikh born and brought up in Australia.
Please Continue Your Support by Donating Today
December 6, 2015
This year, your support made history. As we take a look at some of our highlights of each of our directorates this year, we also ask that you make your year-end contribution now, so that we may continue our ongoing work next year. It is only through your support that our efforts are possible.
New Jersey/New York: The open enrollment period started on November 1, 2015 and will continue until January 31, 2016, allowing millions of Americans the opportunity to get affordable health insurance. Like the past few years, UNITED SIKHS will be providing free enrollment assistance in New York and New Jersey, and here are 5 things you need to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period.
SPREAD THE ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE: Donate this #GIVINGTUESDAY<
December 1, 2015
As 2015 comes to an end, we find ourselves gathering around the hearth with our families, reflecting on a year's worth of memories, and looking forward to a new year. By giving the gift of gratitude this #GivingTuesday, you can make this year even more special.
Remembering Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Message of Giving
November 25, 2015
UNITED SIKHS wishes its supporters a blessed Gurpurab as we celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Prakash Diwas today, November 25th, 2015. On this day in 1469, the first Sikh prophet was born. During the 70 years of his life, he spread messages of the unity of religions, equality of all people, and the importance of charity.
New York- “Extremely dangerous” Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin is moving through the Bahamas, where warnings are in effect for wind, storm surges, rainfall, and surf swells. As of this morning, forecasters do not deem it likely that the storm will make landfall in the United States.
Labor Day: Honoring the Fruits of Honest Work
September 7, 2015
North America - UNITED SIKHS would like to congratulate its volunteers, supporters, and fellow Americans and Canadians this Labor Day - a holiday that commemorates the essential achievements of workers and laborers who persevere in their respective fields to improve our communities at large.
16th Nov 2013 - Guru Nanak Sahib JI, the first Sikh Guru, spent some 30 years of his life travelling on foot across continents with the message of sarbat da bhalla - well being of all. On the 543th birth anniversary (Gurpurab) of Guru Nanak Sahib, on 16th November 2013, UNITED SIKHS volunteers take stock of their journey whilst serving in the footsteps of Guru Nanak Sahib Ji.
A FUTURE WITHOUT VIOLENCE
Dec 28, 2012
Fremont, CA-: UNITED SIKHS launched UMEED – a National Family Resource Center in July, 2012 with a toll free help line: 1-855-US-UMEED ( 1-855-878-6333). Our trained advocates provide a number of integrated services to the community in collaboration with partnering agencies.
TAKE CHARGE! CREATE SIKH AWARENESS!
Nov 09, 2012
California, USA – It's time to take charge. November 2012 has been declared as California SIkh Awareness Month and now it's up to us to create the awareness.
Community members invited to Health Fair
Sep 29, 2012
Community members are invited to the Health Fair organized by UNITED SIKHS on September 30, 2012 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm in Richmond Hill, Queens. The event is held in collaboration with Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society Inc. and is sponsored by Neighborhood Health Providers.
ACT NOW- BE THE CHANGE TO BRING THE CHANGE!!!
Aug 26, 2012
UNITED SIKHS strongly urges all California community members to sign the petition and send letters of support to Governor Jerry Brown to sign the bill SB1540 which requires the California State Board of Education to consider the adoption of a revised the history-social science framework. The draft framework includes information about Sikhs in seven distinct areas.
New York, NY -- On March 25th, the first Sunday of spring, New Yorkers gathered to kick-off the Spring of Solidarity campaign.
New York, NY -- UNITED SIKHS and the Faiths Act Fellows, Nomi Teutsch and Hannah Shirey, are thrilled to announce the launch of the Spring of Solidarity Campaign.
New York, NY: Members and volunteers of UNITED SIKHS joined Interfaith organizations in solidarity against intolerance, discord and prejudice to commemorate the lives lost on September 11, 2001.
Richmond Hill, New York: On September 19, 2010, nearly 200 community members in Richmond Hill, New York attended the UNITED SIKHS Diabetes Screening Event, held at The Sikh Cultural Society.
Charlotte, North Carolina: In August 2010, members and volunteers of UNITED SIKHS in North Carolina started a community partnership and Sikh Awareness campaign to form meaningful alliances with local NGOs and government institutions.
New York, NY USA- The United Sikh Association of New York University (NYU) served langgar (free food from a Sikh community kitchen) to university students on October 29th, 2008 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
NY Sikhs Join 9/11 Annual Unity Walk
Oct 3, 2008
New York, NY - Sikhs of New York joined in a Unity Walk last month to demonstrate solidarity of faiths and to make a shared call for peace, while remembering the victims of 9-11.
Manhattan, New York: At a forum organized by multi-religious panel constituting of Religions For Peace, ecumenical women 2000+, and the Office of the UN Church Center, UNITED SIKHS spokesperson Miss Arvind Kaur
New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine joined Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts and Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula and in calling for safeguards for the Sikh community’s civil rights during Vaisakhi celebrations on April 25, 2006.
Dialogue Served Up At Interfaith Roundtable
November 12, 2006
Members of different ethnic and religious communities gathered in Richmond Hill last Sunday to address an array of religious issues in the borough and city, including hate crimes.
Embrace the Sikhs, don't fear them
February 23, 2007
A few weeks ago, I had lunch at the United Nations with Hardayal Singh, director of United Sikhs, a non-government organization that champions minority rights worldwide....
UNITED SIKHS joins National Faith Leaders to mark 9/11 with NY Unity Walk
September 04, 2006
In the spirit of unity - Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Shinto and Sikh, leaders will guide participants on a 3-mile "Unity Walk" on Monday, September 11th in New York City , from Union Square Park to the World Trade Center site
Impressive Sikh Day Parade held in NY
May 05, 2007
NEW YORK (TIP): A Saturday of clear skies and a comfortable weather attracted nearly 10000 Sikh men, women and children to the Annual Sikh Day Parade in Manhattan April 28.
Swaran Singh Remembered - A warrior till the end
July 02, 2007
Bhai Sahib Swaran Singh, 68, who passed away after a heart attack yesterday evening at Wolverhampton , United Kingdom , had spent his last day serving his community selflessly. Earlier yesterday, Swaran Singh, who was UNITED SIKHS' director of community multifaith awareness .....
UNITED SIKHS participated, with various faith traditions represented at the UN, in the 59 th DPI/NGO Conference at the UN Church of World Religions on 7 th Sept 2006.
Religious leaders representing up to 30 faith traditions from all over the world attended an interfaith prayer service on Sept 12 th to mark the opening of the 61 st United Nations General Assembly.
UNITED SIKHS and thirty-six other NGOs (non-governmental organizations) attended a meeting at the United Nations on Tuesday to highlight the plight of the victims of violence during the current conflict in the Middle East.
UNITED SIKHS led the Sikh delegation during the Interfaith Prayer Service at the St. Bartholomew Church at Park Avenue, New York, to mark the opening of United Nations General Assembly's 60th Session on Tuesday.
December 17, 2007
A major television program, ‘In God’s Name’, addressing some of the most challenging and profound questions of our time, will be broadcast on Sunday, Dec 23rd between 9pm to 11pm (EST and PST) and 8pm-10pm (CST and MST) on the CBS television network in the USA. It will feature 12 spiritual leaders, including the head of the highest Sikh temporal seat, Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Amritsar, Panjab, Singh Sahib Giani Joginder Singh.
Prejudice breeds when diversity and difference is not celebrated. This was the resounding message delivered to 150 participants at the Multifaith Forum on Identity in New York city , organized by UNITED SIKHS, Religions for Peace, Gurdwara Makhan Shah Lobana Sikh Center, the Interfaith Center of New York and Gurdwara The Sikh Cultural Society New York..
In the spirit of unity after 9/11, UNITED SIKHS participated in a memorial tree planting on 10 th Sept 2006 . The tree that was planted was an offspring of the Survivor Tree of Oklahoma City that remained standing in the wake of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in 1995. The tree was planted amongst trees that survived the September 11, 2001 attack upon the World Trade Center to symbolize a common bond, resiliency and renewal amongst the communities.
UNITED SIKHS Joins National Faith Leaders to Mark 9/11 with NY UNITY Walk
September 21, 2006
National leaders of a number of faiths and communities stood shoulder to shoulder in a Unity Walk in New York City, to mark the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks...
25 million Sikhs around the world remember the intrepid Pope John Paul II for his support for human rights when their religious freedom was attacked last year and twenty years earlier.
UNITED SIKHS JOINS NATIONAL FAITH LEADERS TO MARK 9/11 WITH NY 'UNITY WALK'
September 02, 2006
In the spirit of unity - Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Shinto and Sikh, leaders will guide participants on a 3-mile "Unity Walk" on Monday, September 11th in New York City , from Union Square Park to the World Trade Center site at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. The Sikhs will join the march on 2 nd avenue , 10 th Street . The effort is in the spirit of interfaith appreciation and understanding.
New York Sikhs celebrated their colourful immigrant history on April 22nd during Mayor Bloomberg’s annual Immigration Week Celebrations. The event, organised on behalf of the New York Sikh community by UNITED SIKHS, took place at the Queens Central Library in Jamaica, in the Borough of Queens and it marked the first time that the Sikh community had taken part in the celebrations, which first began in 2004.
On April 22, 2006, New York Sikhs will celebrate their rich immigrant history during a colorful event commemorated by Mayor Bloomberg’s office and organized on behalf of the NY Sikh community by UNITED SIKHS.