The homeless service event was a successful one. We started off the day by going to the gurduwara at 9:00 and sorting out the donations. The clothes were separated by gender and age group. With the help of all of the volunteers we got done in about an hour. Next some people went to help out with making the food. We made spaghetti and cut fruit. At 11:00 we started to load thedonations and food into the cars. Twenty minutes later we left to go to downtown. When we arrived the table and the supplies were set up quickly. People saw us and asked what we were doing; we told them about our plans to serve the community. They were familiar with this because the individuals mentioned "Indians" doing this before. A line started to slowly form at the table and the homeless were excited to get food. They brought along their friends and family to get free snacks and clothes. Most of the individuals were grateful and kept thanking us. It was nice to know we could give back to the community we live in. Bisman Kaur is a student at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep. She is a member of the Sikh Honor and Service Society and Misl Sacramento.read moreJakara Movement Misl MN with help from Sikh Society of Minnesota, SALDEF and Surat Initiative had a booth at the State Capitol grounds on August 16th. With over 20,000 people in attendance the booth spread awareness about Sikhs by tying Turbans on over 300 people. This was all possible because of the amazing volunteers and Waheguru's kirpa (God's blessing). Those who got their turban tied said on multiple occasions that the moment the turban was tied a new sense of pride came from within (even if they didn’t know much about Sikhi). Our volunteers taught the many guests of the event who Sikh's are, the importance of the 5 articles of faith along with discussing Turban Myths and misconceptions of Sikhs. Many people were impressed by the uniqueness of Sikh culture and left with vast knowledge. They gave a lot of respect to the volunteers who were already "naturally" wearing turbans even more, by calling them "Sardaar ji". Sikhs of Minnesota were very grateful to participate in this celebration promoting Sikh awareness which was never done here before at such a high scale.read more
A Nation Never Forgets
We invite children ages 5-15 to spend the day with other Sikhs learning about human rights and how to work towards creating a society without hate and discrimination. Participants will take part in activities, interactive workshops, and discussions to reflect on history and Gurbani.
For those over 16 - we're looking for volunteers! We hope to see you there!