Houston Sikhs preparing for year-long celebration of founder of their faith

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Source: Houston Chronicle

By Lindsay Peyton, CORRESPONDENT

When India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj requested a global celebration of the birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion, Houston’s Raj Bhalla heeded the call.

“It touched my heart,” Bhalla said.

He listened as Swaraj explained that the year 2019 will mark the 550th anniversary of the birth of the first Sikh Guru, and that the Indian government has kicked off celebrations across the world, lasting the entire year leading up to the occasion.

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