Congresswoman Titus met with leaders of the Sikh Community to deliver a Congressional Record Statement recognizing the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, who is considered the founder of the Sikh Faith. Receiving the statement was Satpal Singh Khalsa, the Chief Religious and Spiritual Authority of the Sikh Religion for the Western Hemisphere.
To celebrate the 550thbirth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the U.S. Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV 1st District) who serves as a committee member on Foreign Affairs introduced a Congressional Record at the Proceedings and Debates of the 116th Congress, First Session. In the Congressional Record, she acknowledged the contributions of the Sikh Americans to the United States.
“I am proud to recognize Sikh Americans by introducing this Congressional Record,” said Congresswoman Titus”.
In a meeting at her office with Sikh members of the local Las Vegas community, she said she is committed to working with Sikh Americans in Nevada and all over the country to bring awareness about the Sikh faith.
In a meeting, Dr. Upinder Singh, an active member of the Baba Deep Singh Gurudwara, shared the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev with the Congresswoman and highlighted the need to stop bullying of Sikh students at schools and stressed the law enforcement agencies to change their policy so that Sikh Americans can serve with their articles of faith.
Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh Khalsa, Chairman of Sikh Dharma Universal, emphasized the need for much greater awareness of the Sikh Americans in the USA and educating airport authorities about Sikhs. He further said that resolutions like this are a key part of the Sikh Americans in the United States to engage elected officials and raising awareness of the Sikh community in the USA to ensure our civil rights are protected and respected.
Many Sikh representatives from Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh in Las Vegas, Nevada were present at the ceremony and shared their views with the Congresswoman.
On November 24th, the Guru Nanak Gurudwara celebrated the 550th Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji with over 500 attendees. Angelyn Tabalba, a staff member from the Congressman Steven Horsford office presented a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition to thank the local Sikh community for their contribution to Las Vegas.