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Sikh Americans have been growing in numbers and  Socio-Economic Status in Houston since early '70's. In early 2003, there are about 5,000 Sikhs residing in the greater Houston area. Just like other recent immigrants, Sikhs come from all walks of life: medicine, engineering, real-estate, education, business and services. Our religious and cultural heritage, honest and hard work has helped us greatly to create good lives for ourselves in this land of plenty and opportunity. 

After building three neighborhood Gurudwaras (Sikh Congregational Centers) in 1970's and 1980's, Houston's Sikhs acquired over thirty-three (33) Acres of prime land on North Beltway 8 at Fairbanks North Houston (next to Heron Lakes Golf Course) in late 1999 to build their Regional/National level community and religious campus. Organized under the non-profit corporation called Sikh National Center, Inc.; Houston Sikh community is ready to launch the initial engineering and construction phase of their multi-million dollar, multi-purpose, and multi-phase project on April 19, 2003 with the hoisting of Sikh religious and national flag called Nishan Sahib.

This Corporation was organized and registered recently in the state of Texas as a non profit entity under the provisions of US IRC Section 501© (3). It currently owns 20 acres of prime land on Beltway 8 next to Heron Lakes Golf course. Thanks to the generosity of those Sikhs who participated in our 1st major fund raiser during our Baisakhi celebrations three weeks ago, SNC has collected pledges of about $1,500,000 and almost $ 53,000 cash in its bank account.

Many local Sikh leaders and others assembled at this future Houston's Landmark site at 7500 North Sam Houston Pkwy West (North Beltway 8 at Fairbanks N Houston) for the Nishan Sahib (Sikh Flag) Sewa (Service) at 10:00 A.M. on April 19, 2003. Hymns from the Holy Guru Granth Sahib (the Holy Scripture for the Sikhs) were sung by the Ragis (Singers of Sikh Scriptures) just before and during the Nishan Sahib Sewa. Guru's blessing Prashad (wheat flour’s sweet pudding) was distributed to all participants. A few brief speeches were given on the vision, purpose and planned progress of this major multi-year project. A unique display of the Sikh martial arts called Gatka, was the key highlight of this function which was performed by the Meeri - Peeri (Saint - Soldier) Gatka Dal. 

Please feel free to contact any of the following Sikhs for further information: 

Harjit Singh Galhotra (281) 830-5203,  Sampuran Singh (832)455-3977,  Hardam Singh Azad (281) 236-9593,  Kanwaljit Singh (281) 536-0830, Gurcharan S. Dhaliwal (832) 287-2736

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