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Sikh National Center Holds 4th Annual Blood Drive Onsite

Sikh National Center Holds 4th Annual Blood Drive Onsite

HOUSTON: One pitch to give blood is “and be a hero” and for most people it rings true enough to make their way to the Blood Center van. Two Sundays ago, on June 2 – four days before the 75th commemoration of the D-Day – the invasion of Normandy in World War II – the […]

SNEI Aims to Impart Punjabi, Spiritual Teachings to Area Sikh Youth

SNEI Aims to Impart Punjabi, Spiritual Teachings  to Area Sikh Youth

By Rubendra Bains HOUSTON: A wise man once said that education is a “great equalizer” of the conditions of men and women. The directors of Sikh National Center plainly had this advice in mind when they created an independent division called Sikh National Education Institute to spearhead education-based programs for the Sikh Panth (path). SNEI […]

GCCRBC Holds 3rd Annual Blood Drive at SNC

GCCRBC Holds 3rd Annual Blood Drive at SNC

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: One pitch encouraging people to give blood is “a single donation can save up to three lives” and for most people it rings true enough to make their way to the Blood Center van. Two Sundays ago, on November 11 – which coincidentally was the 100th commemoration of the end of […]

SNC’s Vaisakhi Mela Grows with Added Amenities for Festival Lovers

SNC’s Vaisakhi Mela Grows with Added Amenities for Festival Lovers

Click here to see Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The 20-acre Sikh National Center site on the West Sam Houston Beltway has been an evolution in slow but steady motion, with new additions as the money is raised and spent on various structures. With purposeful steps, it has taken on the semblance of the […]

Guru Gobind Singh’s 351st Birthday Celebration at Sikh National Center

Guru Gobind Singh’s 351st Birthday Celebration at Sikh National Center

By Kamwalpreet Singh HOUSTON: To commemorate the 351st birthday of the tenth Guru Gobind Singh, an Akhand Path was started at the Sikh National Center on January 5 and continued for the next two days after which a Diwan was carried out. The celebration was attended by a continuous stream of the faithful who came […]

Sikh National Center’s Relief Efforts

Sikh National Center’s Relief Efforts

HOUSTON: As Hurricane Harvey ripped through Houston and created unprecedented damage, it was the floodwaters that took many residents by surprise and led to the deluging of many homes and offices. In the aftermath, the city came together as one to begin the process of rebuilding and getting lives back together. Communities and perfect strangers […]

Guru Gobind Singh’s 350th Birth Anniversary at the SNC

Guru Gobind Singh’s 350th Birth Anniversary at the SNC

HOUSTON: The Sikh National Center completed week-long religious services to celebrate the 350th Parkaash Purub (birth anniversary) of the 10th Guru Gobind Singh on Sunday, January 8 with the bhog (completion of akhand path of the Sikh holy book, the Granth Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh took on the religious bigots of his day and, following […]

Vaisakhi, Even 3 Weeks Later, is Still a Gorgeous Spring Mela

Vaisakhi, Even 3 Weeks Later, is Still a Gorgeous Spring Mela

  Click here for Photo Collage   By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It didn’t seem to matter that the actual day of Vaisakhi had passed by over three weeks ago, it was what the masses believed in and the spirit with which they celebrated when they gathered together last Saturday, May 7 at the Sikh National […]

Sikh Community Welcomes Bhai Baldev Singh Vadala

Sikh Community Welcomes  Bhai Baldev Singh Vadala

By Kuldip Singh HOUSTON: Texan Sikhs gave a warm welcome to Bhai Baldev Singh Vadala, the founder of the Sikh Sadbhawana (Cooperative) Dal and organizer of the Gurdwara Management Sudhaar (Improvement) movement that has spread across North India. He has been in the US for the past month and is expected to visit other Gurdwaras […]

A Community’s Devotion Slowly Comes to Focus, One Phase at a Time

A Community’s Devotion Slowly Comes to Focus, One Phase at a Time

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON:  Visible from the Sam Houston Tollroad, right across from the Sam Houston Racepark, the site of the Sikh National Center has slowly taken shape over the past 15 years, as donated funds have been collected. In the past two years, the steel structure of the main gurdwara has risen from the […]

A Bright Sunny Day Belongs to the Kids That Play

A Bright Sunny Day Belongs to the Kids That Play

  Click Here For Photo Collage   By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON:  On most Sundays at the Sikh National Center’s 20-acre site north of Beltway 8 between Gessner and Fairbanks-North Houston, a hundred or so kids of all ages come out of religious classes, visit the gurdwara next door and though some may linger, most head […]

Shabeel by Sikh National Center

Shabeel by Sikh National Center

HOUSTON: Sikh National Center organized a Shabeel (Free Drinks) on the occasion of Shaheedi “Martyrdom” Gurpurab of Guru Arjan Devji, the fifth Sikh Saint, who stood by his convictions and accepted death with grace. He was sentenced to death by Mughal Emporer Jahangir. Jahangir had given strict orders that saint should not be tortured to […]

The Skies Clear Up Just Enough for SNC’s Vaisakhi Mela

The Skies Clear Up Just Enough for SNC’s Vaisakhi Mela

  Click here for Photo Collage   By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: All week long it had poured; two days earlier some parts of the city were flooded by an intense downpour with 80 mph winds that resembled a tropical storm more than the line of squalls that passed across the area. Organizers of the Sikh […]