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SIKHS OF NEW YORK PRESENTS TURBAN DAY ON APRIL 7TH IN TIMES SQUARE || SNE

By  The Indian Panorama .
Apr 07, 2018

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NEW YORK CITY, NY(TIP): Turban is a quintessential part of Sikh identity and represents the most pertinent element of the Sikh Faith that teaches them that all people are equal irrespective of caste, religion, country, thus signifying equal status. Turban gives Strength and identity to a Sikh and induces the courage to face all odds, always ready to help and serve mankind.

 

The Sikhs of New York will present Turban Day April 7th from 11am until 4 p.m. in Times Square as part of the annual mid-April celebration of Vaisakhi, which is commemorated by millions of Sikhs annually.

 

While the Nonprofit organization, this year in its 6th Turban day, aims to tie 10,000 turbans, and make a mark in Guinness World Record. More the thousands will be educated about the Sikh Turban on ground and millions through Social media.

 

More than 1400, Volunteers from around the world, will be travelling to New York to take part in the event and will be tying turbans to Americans and Non-Sikhs, not only celebrate the centuries old birth of Sikhism, but also promote awareness of the continued misplaced violence targeted at people who practice the religion.

 

“Last year we were overwhelmed with the support from the community with 880+ volunteers travelling from different parts of US, Canada and UK helping to tie 8,000 Turbans. This year, our target is to tie 10,000 Turbans and attempt a Guinness World Record,” said Chanpreet Singh, the organization’s founder. “We started Turban Day in 2013 at Baruch College to promote and educate people about the Sikh religion and identity. We are spreading awareness about the Sikh turban and culture. The turban is the crown of each Sikh and represents pride and valor. Turban Day provides an opportunity for those that do not wear a turban to experience a turban and learn about its significance first hand.”

 

The organization will be attempting a world record for the world’s largest Turban tying event in 8 hours starting at 9am on Saturday.

 

Apart from tying Turbans, The cultural presentations at the free event include yoga by SJ Khalsa of Kundalini Yoga East in New York City, who promotes a healthy lifestyle. Featured performances will include Dr. Zeus, a well-known music producer travelling from the UK, as well as singing and Bhangra dancing.

 

About Sikhs of New York

 

With a collective effort from the communities of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the Sikhs of New York aims to bring a modern approach to re-establishing the Sikh identity in the United States. A blend of traditions, cultures and beliefs together represents the ideology of Sikhs of NY.

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