Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!

Sikh News Sharan Kaur, a big part of our Future.

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by Admin Singh, May 29, 2009.

  1. Admin Singh

    Admin Singh
    Expand Collapse
    Admin SPNer

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,977
    Likes Received:
    5,043
    An emotional appeal by seven-year-old Sharan Kaur Sethi, a Sikh-American, to U.S. President Barack Obama and the Governor of California for more money for her public school has the latter, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, describing her as a "big part of our future."



    Sharan Kaur, granddaughter of Sardar Jasbir Singh Sethi, Trustee, The Sikh Foundation, Palo Alto, California, is a Grade I student in a public school in nearby Fremont.



    Early this month, she sent a handwritten letter to the U.S. President saying her state "has run out of money."



    "So next year, we will not have a lot of classes that I love, like computer lab, science lab and library. I feel bad because these classes are important for my future. Mr. President, I request you to help our public school by giving them more money. I want to make America proud of me," read the letter.



    And a couple of days ago, Sharan's parents were pleasantly surprised when they received a letter from the Governor of California that was addressed to their daughter.
    "Thank you for your fantastic letter about funding for education in this year's budget. One of the best part of being Governor is hearing from the next generation of California's leaders, and from your passion, I can already say you will be a big part of our future," wrote Schwarzenegger.



    The Governor admitted that the country was facing an economic crisis and even during these challenging times, education remains "one of my top priorities. I have four kids and I understand the important role education plays. Whether you aspire to become a doctor, teacher or even Governor of California, education will help you to be successful in whatever you do," Schwarzenegger's letter to Sharan said.



    The Governor also informed her that to help "all of our school districts deal with this budget situation, I am giving them flexibility to choose how to use their money, so that they can support classroom instruction and services for students."



    He further wrote that, rather than having elected officials make the decisions, "we will empower our education officials to make funding decisions which will give you, our young people, the best possible education."
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 1
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    Gursharan Kaur First Among Equals Sikh Personalities Nov 15, 2010
    Gursharan Kaur: India's First Lady's Autobiography Sikh Personalities Jun 1, 2010
    Sharan Kaur's take on Australian racism Hard Talk Jan 18, 2010
    Sakhis Bibi Sharanagat Kaur History of Sikhism Dec 25, 2004
    Sakhis Bibi Harsharan Kaur History of Sikhism Aug 15, 2006

  3. spnadmin

    spnadmin United States
    Expand Collapse
    1947-2014 (Archived)
    SPNer Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2004
    Messages:
    14,551
    Likes Received:
    19,200
    Wonderful! But did the politicos really get the message? We will see in time.:welcome:
     

Share This Page