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Sikh Coalition program empowers Sikh youth to tackle challenges

"Kirty Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Namit Satara plan an upcoming trip to Washington D.C. for members of the Sikh Junior Coalition." (credit: Jo Piazza | The Wall Street Journal)

“Kirty Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Namit Satara plan an upcoming trip to Washington D.C. for members of the Sikh Junior Coalition.” (credit: Jo Piazza | The Wall Street Journal)

An article in The Wall Street Journal describes the Junior Sikh Coalition, a Sikh youth group in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area organized by the Sikh Coalition to develop leadership skills among young Sikhs and to take on issues such as school bullying:

“When we were alone it was really hard,” said Rajan Kaur, a 17-year-old from Morristown, N.J. “But, when we are together we feel like we can accomplish anything.”

When I was a young student, I was often the only Sikh or only one wearing a turban, and I experienced my share of bullying and discrimination as a child. Opportunities such as the Junior Sikh Coalition did not exist for many of us in our childhood and teen years.

It is reassuring to see that new generations of young Sikh Americans have a space where they can come together with those of similar background to empower themselves in facing their challenges.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

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