Year in Review: The Biggest Sikh Stories of 2014


For the first time in its 126 year history, the Rose Parade will feature a float dedicated to Sikh-Americans – A couple weeks before the Rose Parade, its first Sikh-themed float was still very much under construction in a Pasadena warehouse. Rashpal Dhindsa’s humanitarian group, the United Sikh Mission, is sponsoring the float and if he was nervous, it wasn’t showing.



First ever Sikh 3D Movie on the sons of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji named ‘Chaar Sahibzaade‘ was released wordwide.




Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa start his second hunger strike seeking release of Sikh Political Prisoners.



Superhero Vishavjit Singh, known to many as his superhero alter ego Sikh Captain America, was recently featured in a video ad for Facebook Tips, which you may have seen popping up on your timeline. It’s just a 28-second video of Vishavjit talking about how “likes” can help shape the content on your news feed. Sikhs reminded everyone what true human decency looks like – Incredible !


First Turbaned Sikh Woman in Canadian Navy – The World Sikh Organization of Canada has helped Master Seaman Wanda McDonald become the first Sikh woman to wear the turban while serving in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)


Sikh groups clash at Golden Temple – In a shameful act, Sikh groups brandishing swords clashed at India’s Golden Temple as special prayers were held to mark the deadly military offensive there in 1984.