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Central Sikh Gurdwara Board to organise prayers for US victims

Published on Aug 8, 2012 6:00 AM
 
Mourners pray for their neighbors killed in an attack the day before on a Wisconsin Sikh temple on Aug 6, 2012 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The Singapore Sikh community has rallied behind their American counterparts after the deadly shootings at a Sikh temple in the United States on Sunday, Aug 5. The Central Sikh Gurdwara Board will organise a prayer session for the victims of the shooting this Sunday, Aug 12, and will send a letter to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, expressing their sorrow and support. -- PHOTO: AFP

The Singapore Sikh community has rallied behind their American counterparts after the deadly shootings at a Sikh temple in the United States (US) on Sunday, Aug 5.

The Central Sikh Gurdwara Board will organise a prayer session for the victims of the shooting this Sunday, Aug 12, and will send a letter to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, expressing their sorrow and support.

The Sikh Advisory Board on Monday urged Sikhs all over the world to have a "rational and relevant response" to the shootings, and to make efforts to increase awareness and education about the Sikh faith and community.

Board secretary Malminderjit Singh added that the Sikh community here appreciates the Singapore government's efforts to foster a peaceful multiracial society.

 
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