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New Club Helps Students Learn About Sikhism

By Jack Fedor
Co-Editor | The Pacific Times

The Sikh Honors and Service Society is a new club at NP3 which helps students to learn about Sikhism.

“The Jakarta Movement and Sikh Honors and Service Society aim to create a new generation of Sikh leadership through individual development and community building,” said Nimrat Bains, a sophomore at NP3 High.

The Sikh Honors and Service Society club was created by Baines and Simar Gill and the club meets on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The adviser of the club is Katie Durham.

The Sikh Honors and Service Society is part of a larger organization known as the Jakarta Movement which is a Gurmit inspired community who looks to support Punjabi Sikhs and other marginalized communities to advance their health, education, economic, social and political power, according to their website.

Bains and Gill started talking about creating the Sikh Honors and Service Society at the end of 2020. The first meeting was held in March 2021.

“I was interested in this club to learn more about the history of Sikhism, I had already participated in some events in the past and they seemed like a movement I wanted to be part of,” said Bains.

The Sikh Honors and Service Society meets on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the adviser of the club is Katie Durham.

Examples of activities are a scavenger hunt with a Punjabi twist and Jeopardy which are meant to help students learn about Sikh culture.

In the future, the club plans to participate in community service events run by the Jakarta Movement.

“Sikh Honors and Service Society is very inspiring and empowering people that want to help you learn, and to inform you to participate in community service, teach you about leadership, including academic excellence,” added Gill.

“Student should join Sikh Honors and Service Society because there will be many community service opportunities, academic and career mentorship, as well as university role models students,” added Bains.

Updates for the club can be found on their Instagram at shss_np3.

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