Lemont, Illinois: A Sikh religion and culture informational seminar was recently held at the world famous Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois’ Lemont, a suburb of Chicago. The seminar was hosted by the Argonne Alumni Association and it was presented by Rajinder Singh Mago representing Sikh Religious Society, Palatine, Illinois. The presentation was very well received by the curious audience.
“It was an effort to create awareness about the Sikh American community and their culture in a cordial environment. It’s good to know about your colleagues and neighbors. Argonne appreciates diversity and inclusion,” said Rajinder Singh Mago.
The audio visual seminar covered who are the Sikhs, their origin, history, culture, contributions to the world and humanity, their sacrifices, their core beliefs, why they don’t cut their hair, why they wear a turban, carry a kirpan and so on.
A display table was set up with the Sikh articles of faith, emblems and symbols. There was a lively question-and-answer session and discussion during the presentation and at the lunch tables which cleared up many misunderstandings.
The Sikh religion is the fifth largest religion in the world that originated in Punjab, India, in South Asia.
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