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1 Aug, 2013

Sikhs plan rites to mark Wisconsin Gurdwara shooting – Indian Express

A year after six Sikh worshippers were shot dead by a white supremacist in a shooting rampage inside a Wisconsin Gurdwara, the community will commemorate the first anniversary of the incident with a series of events including solemn religious observances and candlelight vigil.

“In the spirit ‘of Chardi Kala’ (a Punjabi term that refers to a state of constant optimism) instilled into us by our Gurus the community is bouncing back and remembering our dear lost ones,” the Oak Creek Gurdwara said on its website as it announced a series of events beginning Friday.

Six Sikh worshippers were killed when a US Army veteran and white supremacist named Wade Michael Page went on a shooting rampage inside the Gurdwara on August 5, 2012.

Read the rest: Sikhs plan peaceful rites to mark Wisconsin Gurdwara shooting – Indian Express.