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Between the Lines
I am very grateful for your efforts in bringing out
the way of life and thinking of "the Sikhs among us" to the
community at large through William Ostrem’s multi-faceted article
in the November 21 issue of U.S. 1. I hope that such efforts create
the consciousness that although Sikhs and many other human beings
may look and dress differently from the mainstream, yet they are a
part of the larger U.S. and world community.
I will like to point out one factual inaccuracy in the article. After
the assassination of Mrs. Indira Gandhi in 1984, Hindus in general
did not go out killing Sikhs, but as it was later documented, certain
political and social sections of the population organized mass
against the Sikhs. In fact, in my community Sikhs and Hindus joined
hands to prevent any attacks from outsiders on Sikh households and
businesses. And yes, the government and the administration did little
to stop the violence and the carnage.
I hope you will publish this clarification both to set the record
straight as well as a reminder that painting a whole community with
a broad brush based on acts committed by a small section of the
is not wise in general.
Harpreet S. Sawhney
Eden’s Tir na Nog
THANK YOU for the outstanding article, "Entertaining: Advice from
the Pros," in the November 14 edition of U.S. 1. By Friday of
that week many people who are friends of the Eden Family of Services
called to let us know that they read the article and were pleased
to see Eden’s special event fundraising efforts highlighted.
U.S. 1 has always been supportive of Eden’s efforts and this article
by Barbara Fox was informative and thorough. So many organizations
use the special event format as a tool for their fundraising
we were pleased to be able to contribute our views on the "how
tos" along with those of our colleagues also mentioned in the
article on event planning in the Princeton area.
The publicity regarding our upcoming white tie gala, Eden Dreams,
was appreciated as well. I would like to point out one correction:
Eden Dreams for 2002 will be held on January 19 (not January 20),
and the theme for this year is Dreams of Tir na Nog (Celtic for the
land of the ever young). Thanks once again for the great publicity!
Eden Family of Services
already been entered on U.S. 1’s 2002 wall calendar, which will be
delivered to offices up and down the Route 1 corridor on Wednesday,
Speaking of delivery, we should note that members of the Eden
Family are among the several dozen people who faithfully help us
this paper every Wednesday. The Eden team fills news boxes on Nassau
Street and at the train stations, and delivers to several Route 1
shopping malls. So we thank Eden, as well.
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