December 5, 2019 (New York, NY) – Today marks International Volunteer Day, and the Sikh Coalition has been celebrating all week by releasing our “Sikhs in Seva”
“Sikhs in Seva” spotlights sevadaars
around the United States who are making an impact in their communities. As Sikhs continue to gain visibility, the Sikh Coalition recognizes the importance of championing sevadaars
at the local level who are changing lives through seva.
“In every corner of the country, Sikhs are finding ways to better their communities because that is what Sikhi teaches – to serve selflessly,” said Satjeet Kaur, Sikh Coalition Executive Director. “As an organization working to redefine what’s possible for Sikhs in America, we also recognize the importance of sharing these individual stories because it’s how you inspire others, especially the next generation, to engage in seva.”
Click here to watch the complete “Sikhs in Seva” series.
“I experienced the impact of hate after my family moved to Olathe and a stranger told my dad, ‘Terrorist, go back to your country,’” said 14-year-old sevadaar
Komalpreet Kaur of Olathe, KS. “After that incident, I knew that I wanted to work towards building a world without hate, and I recognized creating opportunities to raise Sikh awareness and strengthening relationships between my sangat and town as my way to make a difference.”
Watch the complete “Sikhs in Seva” series online
, and share the series with your friends and family on WhatsApp, Facebook
, and Twitter
If you are interested in creating change in your community, the Sikh Coalition can help you get started through volunteering opportunities. From hosting gurdwara open houses to giving Sikh awareness presentations and contacting legislators to staffing different events, sevadaars
are critical to the mission of the Sikh Coalition. We are always looking for ambassadors who can serve as liaisons, resources, and extensions of our team for their local sangat. Click here to sign up to volunteer today
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.