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United Sikhs Supporting Sikligars Sikh Children - UNITED SIKHS


Oct 2, 2005
Supporting Sikligars Sikhs is very important as we often forget them, yet they are such an important part of Sikh community and rich history.

Sikligars Sikhs were the lohars (ironsmiths/blacksmiths) who once specialized in the craft of making and polishing weapons. Once more commonly known as Gaddilohars the term Sikligar was bestowed on these men who fashioned iron by Guru Gobind Singh who turned Lohgarh (the Iron fort at Anandpur Sahib) into the Sikh Armoury. Read More: http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Sikligar_Sikhs

United Sikhs STARAE project which we need to support http://www.unitedsikhs.org/starae/
Dont forget to watch the youtube video!

In 2009, SHS, a benevolent Sikh group from Australia, filmed a shocking documentary called ‘Slumgdog Sikhs;’ which showed how Sikhligar families lived in the Sultanpuri colony of New Delhi. This revelation propelled the STARAE project to progress from a project for rural students to a project also for students from poor ‘colonies’ in the urban sector. Hence, in 2010, with donations from Sikhs in Bangkok and the Bayan Baru Gurdwara sangat of Penang and individuals from Delhi, UNITED SIKHS sponsored 110 Sikhligar students at Sun Smile School, Sultanpuri, New Delhi. You may view Slumdog Sikhs at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM1s4CJ5-pQ

In the same year, SHS, requested UNITED SIKHS to take over their scholarship project for 100 students, sponsored by donors from the USA and Australia, at Sun Smile School, bringing the total number of students sponsored at this school under STARAE to 210.

From 2010, we aim to provide STARAE scholarships to children who come from farmer suicide families. You may read about our Rescue a Family project at www.unitedsikhs.org/makepovertyhistory


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UNITED SIKHS is a registered UK charity: 1112055, and a UN affiliated NGO, with chapters spanning the globe.
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