In a first of its kind achievement, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has awarded Jalandhar based Swarnjit Singh Khalsa with ‘Rector of Leadership’ award at the FBI Headquarters in Washington.Sikh Sewak Society International, US unit president Swarnjit Khalsa was given this honour for successfully running a campaign against Hate Crime and saving Human Rights. Swarnjit Singh, who is a member of planning board of Norwich Connecticut and Department of Justice started working on racial attacks against Sikhs post the 9/11 attack in the US.
Swarnjit Singh was the only Indian among the 50 personalities who were selected for this prestigious award. On the spate in hate crime against FBI settled in the US, Swarnjit Singh said that the US government was dealing with all such cases as ‘Hate Crime’.
He also said that he want to work on making the US nationals aware of Sikhism, its culture and history, so as to create awareness. Khalsa said that he made the US nationals aware of how Sikhs were different from ‘Taliban’ people.
Swarnjit went to the US in the year 2007 and led a signature campaign to educate people about the style of wearing of turban by the Sikhs, which was different from that of the Talibanis. Besides, he also educated them about the symbols of Sikhism worn by the Sikhs. He said that his campaign to create awareness about Sikhism would continue in the US.
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