Books on Sikhism to be included in Washington Public Libraries

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Washington, Jan 1 (UNI) To help disseminate information about Sikhism, public libraries run by Montgomery County, adjacent to Washington, DC, have agreed to include books about the community in their collections.

The Guru Gobind Singh Foundation will provide books to the libraries. The area has a sizeable Sikh population.

Foundation Executive Director Dr Rajwant Singh appealed to the congregation members to give generously for the library project.

He said Sikhs had been living in the United States for over 100 years but not much information was available about them and their religion to general public.

''This project will certainly ensure more education about our community among non-Sikhs and it will also deter any prejudice arising from ignorance about Sikh traditions and Sikh observances,'' he said.

Montgomery County is the largest county in the state of Maryland which covers a 497-square mile area of suburbs to the north and northwest of Washington, DC.

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