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Picture of the Day: Houston, TX Sikhs give blood in memory of 1984

"Harjit Galhotra donating blood in the annual blood drive at the Sikh Center on June 3 ." (source: indoamerican-news.com)

“Harjit Galhotra donating blood in the annual blood drive at the Sikh Center on June 3 .” (source: indoamerican-news.com)

The Sikh Center of Gulf Coast Area in Houston, Texas holds an annual blood drive in June to commemorate the events of 1984 in India:

“This blood drive has been going on for the last 10 to 15 years,” explained Harjit Singh Galhotra, the Secretary of the Sikh National Center, “to remember those who not only perished in the Indian Army’s attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar in June 1984 but all the thousands who subsequently died in the senseless bloodletting that followed after Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination later on October 31, 1984.”

This is a touching means to honor the scores of Sikhs who were killed in 1984, and to the benefit of their local Houston community in the process. The full story is available at Indo American News.

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