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link opens in new window Letter from Judge Singh: Launching the Computer Center
October 29, 2005
I am writing to update you on my tsunami relief project in Great Nicobar with United Sikhs. I spent three months in Great Nicobar and returned to California in March, where I have continued the work from afar. I am proud to tell you that…

link opens in new window 7.0 earthquake reported in India
24 July 2005
PORT BLAIR, India - A strong earthquake of at least 7.0 magnitude shook India’s Andaman and Nicobar islands on Sunday causing residents to run from their homes, but there were no early reports of casualties or damage, police said. …

Additional earthquake details available at:

Bhai Kanhaiya's Ideas Inspire Sikh Tsunami Relief Efforts
25 June 2005
Bhai Kanhaiya Singh was a saintly Sikh during the late 17th and early 18th centuries who established a Dharmsal, a place of rest and care for travelers and those in need of spiritual solace. …

link opens in new window My Tsunami Relief Experiences—A Reflection
Sikhpoint - 13 May 2005
April 22nd, was my birthday. I had a chance to reflect back on twenty six years of my completed life and who I am today. I realized that nothing more, than the past four months of my life have…

link opens in new window Family gets a new mission
Fresno Bee - Fresno,CA,USA - 04 Apr 2005
… Brar's group, United Sikhs, couldn't get government permission to rebuild the settlers' houses. The government says they will take care of it. …

Political issues add to the struggles of tsunami victims (pdf: 1.63MB)
Cape Gazette - 25 Mar 2005

link opens in new window NRI’s gesture to tsunami victims
Chandigarh Tribune - 04 Mar 2005
Despair is inescapable in Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar. With the earthquake’s epicentre off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, just 80-90 miles from…

United Sikhs Brings Smile on Face of Victims (Newspaper Clipping)
India Abroad - 04 Mar 2005

UNITED SIKHS—Article in Ajit (Punjabi Newspaper Clipping)

Finding Life in a Living Hell
New York Daily News - 21 Feb 2005
UNITED SIKHS, a Worldwide Humanitarian Organization, Sets up a Unique Ongoing Mental Health Program for Tsunami Victims.

Sikhs gather supplies for Asia
The Dallas Morning News - 6 Feb 2005
Group collects clothing, toys, food to be sent to tsunami victims.

UNITED SIKHS news item about Nicobar Sikhs (Punjabi Version)
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Rebuilding his roots
Fresno Bee, CA - 20 Jan 2005
…And as a Sikh, he said, he will be working with the nonprofit United Sikhs, who are coordinating some of the relief effort on the island…

Sikh organisations to carry out relief
Times of India, India - 20 Jan 2005
…formed an umbrella organization Guru Nanak Sarbat Sikh Sangat (GNSSS) to carry out relief work for the Tsunami victims, said Bhai Ishar Singh of United Sikhs…

Hordes of NGOs overwhelm gsunami relief effort
Planet Ark, NY - 19 Jan 2005
…Rainbow Warrior to the Aceh coast. A relief group called Global Sikhs said it had two ships offshore. The Church of Scientology moved…

Global Sikhs' ship oldest vessel to join tsunami relief mission
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 17 Jan 2005
A 112-year old vessel yesterday set sail on a Global Sikhs-Waves of Mercy mission from Langkawi to take emergency supplies to victims of tsunami in Aceh…

Aceh village cut off from aid
The Malaysia Star, Malaysia - 15 Jan 2005
…The flattened Paros village, just 15 nautical miles from Banda Aceh, was found by the Global Sikhs Aceh Relief team two days ago…

Going to Thailand
Palatine Countryside, USA - 13 Jan 2005
Four members of the Sikh Religious Society of Chicago, 1280 Winnetka St. Palatine, are going overseas… traveling with the United Sikhs…

Second Sikh team being readied for Aceh mission
The Malaysia Star, Malaysia - 10 Jan 2005
PETALING JAYA: Barely a week after the first Global Sikhs Aceh Relief team of volunteers and medical professionals left for Indonesia, a second team is being…

Slowly but surely Brit Asians start Tsunami fundraising efforts, UK - 9 Jan 2005
…The charities Islamic Relief and Muslim Aid had also swung into action by the next day, as had some international Sikh organisations like United Sikhs.

Group to search for survivors in Aceh’s east coast
The Malaysia Star, Malaysia - 7 Jan 2005
…Gurpreet Singh Dipak, an officer of the United Sikhs Canada Programme and a medical assistant said it was the first time he was taking part in such a massive…

Sikhs pitch in to help victims
The Malaysia Star, Malaysia - 6 Jan 2005
…Organisation president Harwindar Singh said Global Sikhs involved a partnership with United Sikhs, a US-based non-government organisation, and Waves of Mercy…

Innovative Solution to Aceh's Tsunami Problems, India - 6 Jan 2005
…Global Sikhs, combining the Malaysian-based organization Malaysian Sikh Youth and the global human development organization United Sikhs, will be leaving the…