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President Obama Appoints SALDEF Board Chair to White House Position

On May 13, 2016, President Barack Obama appointed SALDEF co-founder and current Board Chair, Manjit Singh, to serve on the President’s Advisory Council [...] read more»


Sikh American History Made on Capitol Hill!

On July 28, 2015, the largest Congressional and community gathering in Sikh American history was held at SALDEF’s SikhLEAD second annual Langar in Capitol Hill. [...] read more»


The First-Ever Sikh American PSA Re-Airs in June 2015

News Release: The First-Ever Sikh American PSA Re-Airs in June 2015 With the support of Comcast and the Center of Asian American Media (CAAM), SALDEF continues historic effort to generate [...] read more»


VIDEO: Deputy Dhaliwal and HCSO Make History! #SikhsWhoServe

This month, Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) welcomed Sikh officers with their articles of faith intact! The HCSO is the largest Sheriff’s Office in the United States to have a [...] read more»

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Spotlight: Pushpinder Kaur

As the principal of San Jose’s Guru Nanak Khalsa School since 1992, Pushpinder Kaur, has witnessed her program grow from a small classroom to over 700 students who come from near and far to attend a breadth of programs including Punjabi language, Gurmat studies, kirtan, public speaking, Sikh history and philosophy. A pioneer in her own right, Kaur went from teaching Punjabi in 1989 to running the entire school in 1992. “I was called principal off and on by students and teachers, but I kept on denying the title,” Kaur humbly said. “I always said, ‘I am one of the 100 teachers.’”
Want to know more about Principal Pushpinder Kaur? Find out why this teacher’s conversations are “awesome,” what advice she would give her 20-year-old self, and the motto she lives by everyday…

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