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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Sikh actor was kicked off a plane for refusing to remove his turban


Sikh actor barred from boarding plane because of his turban now refusing to fly home until three demands are met.

Waris Ahluwalia, 41, who appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel, was scheduled to fly from Mexico City to New York City Monday morning
  • He was banned from boarding plane for wearing article of faith.
  • Ahluwalia said screeners asked him to remove his turban, but he refused
  • He is now refusing to leave Mexico City airport, asking for three demands
  • Ahluwalia wants an apology from AeroMexico, Sikh awareness training for airport security, and training to screen passengers with religious items
  • AeroMexico spokesperson said in email to Daily Mail airline regretted causing 'any inconvenience'  
  • In 2013, Ahluwalia, who is also a model and jewelry designer, became first Sikh man to appear in ad campaign for GAP 



The Sikh actor and model who said he was barred from boarding an AeroMexico flight on Monday because he was wearing a turban is now refusing to leave Mexico City airport until a list of demands are met.

Waris Ahluwalia, 41 - who has appeared in the Wes Anderson films The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Darjeeling Limited and The Life Aquatic - says he was stopped trying to board a flight to New York for fashion week.
Ahluwalia wrote on his Instagram account that AeroMexico staff told him he would have to fly a more 'inclusive' airline when he refused to remove the article of faith while going through security.
He has now refused to board another flight until a list of demands - the first being an apology - are met, in an attempt to stop this happening to another Sikh passenger.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3438310/Sikh-actor-barred-boarding-plane-turban-refusing-fly-home-three-demands-met.html

American Sikh Actor Waris Ahluwalia Barred from Boarding Plane Due to Turban

Friday, February 5, 2016

11 Sikh Boys Create History By Getting Featured In The Most Diverse Ad By Fashion Giant H&M

In a first ever event, H&M, one of the world’s biggest fashion brand, has featured a group of 11 Sikh boys in their ‘Close The Loop; Break The Rules’ ad campaign. The ad is about breaking fashion rules and dressing up whichever way you want!

Sikh-Boys-Featured-In-Ad-By-Fashion-Giant-H&M


With Thanks : mensxp : LINK : for detailed story.

Friday, January 29, 2016

DSGMC President writes to Defence Minister - lodge Protest for ignoring Sikh regiment in Republic Day Parade



New Delhi / 29-1-2016  The President of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Manjit Singh G.K. had protested against disappearance of Sikh regiment contingent from the Republic Day parade this year. G.K. had written a letter to Defense Minister of India Manohar Parrikar as a mark of protest and had said that Sikh regiment has a glorious history and Sikh sentiments are attached to the regiment.

            DSGMC chief clarified that as a citizen of India Indian Army can’t be divided on religious basis, since the Sikhs’ identity is connected to the regiment which has a glorious history and it can’t be ignored. Criticizing the missing of Sikh regiment from the Republic Day parade G.K. raised question that despite the three wings of Defense Services – Army, Air Force and Navy having 30 percent Sikh officers and yet none of the contingents taking part in the Republic Day parade were lead by any Sikh officer.

            DSGMC President further adds that he was not raising the issue of Sikh regiment only because of their identity but because of its magnificent past, its contribution in protecting borders of the country and matchless sacrifices towards the nation and the fact can’t be ignored that it is the most decorated regiments in the Indian Army. Reminding that Sikhs have got special place in the Armies of US, Canada and England because of their courage and patriotic spirit, G.K. called missing of Sikh regiment from the parade as unfortunate and said the turban and a head gear worn by the soldiers inculcates the spirit of patriotism among youth.

            Remembering Former President of the Shiromani Akali Dal Master Tara Singh, G.K. said that said the Sikhs choosing to reject the idea of a separate nation for themselves, has a meaning and it is a well defined fact that they are loyal to the nation where they live. “Sikhs comprise 2 percent of country’s population but their number is 90 percent who laid their lives for the freedom of nation”, G.K. said, saying that Sikh regiment was established by Britishers in 1846 and he told Defense minister they have made great contribution since then.

G.K. said that Sikh regiment fought 1894-95 war with Afgans, fought historic war in 1897 called the War of Saragarhi, World War I and II, Operation Polo of 1948, War with China in 1962, Wars with Pakistan in 1965 and 1971 and Kargil war in 1999 with utmost courage and it an example in itself.“Sikh regiment has got 1652 different Chakkars and Medals which includes 73 war medals, two Param Vir Chakras, 14 Mahavir Chakras, 5 Kirti Chakras, 2 Ashok Chakras, 68 Vir Chakras, 14 Victoria Crosses and was given 21 Indian order of merit awards for War of Saragarhi”, G.K. told Parrikar.  

With Thanks : Media DSGMC

Monday, January 25, 2016

A sensational feeling with #Colgate360GoldMornings

The courier person knocked my door and delivered a big and beautiful packet from Colgate. I was very excited while opening the packet as it had the secret of Cleaner mouth with Gold Mornings. The packet looked very attractive and when I opened it, I was delighted to find not only a beautiful golden brush, but also a beautiful golden mug, probably for my bed tea as well a beautiful flask as a gift.


The enclosed fact sheet had mentioned that the new brush had the Charcoal infused slim tip bristles and on my physical examination of the brush, I found those black coloured bristles in the middle of the new Colgate brush.


The entire packed looked very impressive and the enclosed data sheet had stated that it will clean our teeth,   tongue, cheeks as well the gums with the Gold mornings. As the day was already ON and I was much excited to use the brush at the earliest possible, I started using it on that night itself and yeah, I got a sensational feeling in my mouth.

















The next morning was a real gold morning for me as I used the brush before my bed tea, in that golden mug. It felt great. It gave a great feeling inside my mouth. I rotated my tongue in my mouth in almost every direction and got a new feeling, a feeling of better cleanliness into it. Now it has become a routine as I like very much the feeling of #Colgate360GoldMornings

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hollywood Actor Leonardo Dicaprio's Mom is an Amritdhari


 Famous Hollywood Actor Leonardo Dicaprio’s mom is an Amritdhari Sikh who dons the 5Ks blessed by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The mother is often seen at Hollywood award shows as she’s easily identifiable due to her turban.
The famous actor is known for blockbuster films such as Titanic, Inception, Shutter Island, and Romeo and Juliet.
Dicaprio’s mother embraced the Sikh faith quite a number of years ago but has donned the turban for about ten years.
 http://dailysikhupdates.com/dicaprios-mother-is-a-sikh/

Friday, January 22, 2016

DSGMC President Hit at Kejriwal :Ask Him Not to Rake Genocide Victims Issue for Political Benefit

New Delhi / 22-1-2016 Manjit Singh G.K. President of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) hitting on the Aam Admi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today said that his intentions towards the victims of 1984 Sikh genocide were not good, because even one year after setting up of Special Investigation Team (SIT) to re investigate the case of genocide the matter was embroiled in missing and relocating the related file. G.K. said this while addressing a press conference today.
He demanded a thorough probe into the whole episode by CBI as to how an important file went missing and after few days the Delhi government is claiming that they have found it. “There is something really suspicious about the functioning of state government which need to be probed”, G.K. demanded. Kejriwal need to explain to the people what is holding the Delhi government against starting investigations into the genocide, asked G.K. who is also president of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Delhi.  

   “The matter is very close to the heart of Sikhs who have gone through tremendous pain during the genocide and 31 years after that in the wait for justice, so I want to tell Kejriwal not to do politics on the issue”, G.K. said, asking Delhi CM to explain what has he done for the sake of victims and families of genocide on 1984.


    “SIT was formed when Kejriwal was running his government with the support from Congress party and we had at that time said that intentions of AAP led government in Delhi were not clear, which has proved true now”, said G.K. AAP and Congress are two sides of a coin, and none of the two parties want actually want to do anything for the sake genocide victim families, he also said.


With Thanks : MEDIA DSGMC

Monday, January 18, 2016

20 PUNJABI YOUTH FEARED DROWNED IN US BOAT TRAGEDY

About 20 youths from Punjab headed to the US illegally are feared drowned in a boat-capsize incident at sea between the Colombian port city of Turbo and neighbouring South American country Panama in the first week of this month, as reported by a survivor.
Two families from Kapurthala district claim to have received the tragic news over telephone from the survivor, Sonu of Bhogpur (Jalandhar). They have approached the Kapurthala police with a complaint against travel agents Harbhajan Singh of Kapurthala’s Bhatnura village and Kulwinder Singh Multani of Bhogpur, and sought help from the Indian government in tracing their sons.
Kapurthala senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rajinder Singh said a case under Sections 420 (cheating) and 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and various sections of the Immigration Act had been registered against Harbhajan and Multani and they would now be arrested and interrogated to know how many youths were on the boat.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to intervene in the matter to bring justice to the victims and expose the human-trafficking racket.

With thanks : Hindustan Times : LINK : for detailed news.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Happy Gurupurab : Wo Noor Tha Tera, Ki Jisne Hind Bacha Diya ......








































HAPPY GURUPURAB : 

Wo Noor Tha Tera, Ki jisne Hind Bacha Diya,
Wo Garoor Tha Tera, Ki Jisne Singh Saja Diya,
Wo Aan Thi Teri, Har Ik Juban Pe,
Wo Shaan Thi Teri, Ki Sabne Apna, Sir Jhuka Diya :
Poem by : B S Vohra


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to fight Ban Sikh Jokes case in Supreme Court



Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee President Sh Manjit Singh G.K  today said Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will  fight case on Ban Sikh Jokes in supreme court and will hire battery of top lawyers of the country to seek complete ban on Sikh Jokes in the country .He told  that supreme court  bench headed  by Chief Justice of India Justice T.S.Thakur has today  decided that petition of supreme court advocate Ms Harvinder Chaudhry on this topic  will be heared with the petition filed by  Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee during next date of hearing   while hearing her case today.

Committee President Sh Manjit Singh G.K  said that Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has sought services of  legal luminaries like Sh Ram Jethmalani, Sr Advocate Justice (Retd) R.S.Sodhi and Sh R.S.Suri  Sr Advocate  for fighting the case in supreme court for effective presentation of the case before apex court. He demanded the enactment of the law on the pattern of the Anti Bullying Law  being practiced in various European countries to stop jokes on racial and religious lines . He told that committee will fight for complete ban on jokes being practiced on all religions and regions like gujrati jokes , bihari jokes and jokes on north eastern regional communities and told that  committee has already approached various communities who are facing racial slurs due to such jokes in india to make a grand alliance  for fighting case in supreme court and present wider prespective of the case before apex court
President Sh Manjit Singh G.K  said that the committee will soon meet union minister of state for home affairs Sh  Rijiju t o seek his  support  for complete ban on such jokes in the country and said that  committee will request the union govt  for enactment of  law on the pattern of central  SC/ST act to make such jokes as offence under the law . He said that certain  commercial organizations are making  huge profit in crores by running  websites on  sikh jokes  etc  and defaming  the community and demanded complete ban on such jokes immediately .
He said that campaign on ban sikh jokes has received massive support from all section of society cutting across party , religious and regional lines and so far 60,000 persons has signed the petition to support the movement in the country and abroad.

With Thanks : Media DSGMC