Published On: Sun, Jun 18th, 2017

Contribution of Sikhs across US will always be admired: US Vice President Mike Pence

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FullSizeRender 51Washington.D.C-US Vice President Mike Pence has lauded the Sikhs’ contribution, saying the community should continue to give back by serving in the military and public offices at local, state and federal levels.Pence, 58, said the community’s “issues” were close to his heart and he was aware of them.”Sikhs Community and its issues are always close to my heart and I always admire the contribution of Sikhs in Indiana and across the United States,” Pence told a Sikh delegation in Indianapolis.”I am fully aware of Sikh awareness issues since my days as Governor,” Pence told Sikh delegation which include-Gurinder Singh Khalsa, Bahadur Singh, Dr. Amandeep Singh, Dr. Baljinder Singh
, Parminder Singh, Jaswinder Singh, nd Sukhpal Singh Dhanoa .Main topic of discussion with the delegation was Sikh awareness and introduction of Sikh History in public history curriculum through federal department of education.During the meeting, Pence reaffirmed his commitment to Sikh community and encouraged it to continue to give back in the form of serving in the military and public offices at local, state and federal level, it said.It may be mentioned here that The US state of Indiana has passed a resolution recognizing Sikhs’ “significant contributions” to America.
Hate-crime incidents against Sikhs have seen a spurt in in America recently.A 39-year-old Sikh man was shot in the arm outside his home in Kent, Washington, in March by a partially-masked gunman who shouted “go back to your own country”.Earlier, Indian-origin convenience store owner Harnish Patel, 43, of Lancaster in South Carolina was found dead of gunshot wounds in his yard in the same month

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