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P.B.S. Airs Segment on Vaisakhi

The segment was nicely done. However, Manjit Singh, co-founder of Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force (S.M.A.R.T.) and vice-chairperson of S.A.L.D.E.F., is mistaken when he states, "[the Sikh scripture] contains all the revelations received by all the 10 gurus." In fact, the scripture contains the writings of only six of the ten gurus. It also contains the writings of many Hindu and Muslim spirituals., Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A., Aug. 1, 2005

Photo: Manjit Singh

On June 5, the P.B.S. Religion and Ethics Newsweekly program aired a special segment called 'Sikh Saint-Soldier' on Vaisakhi.

The segment was arranged by S.A.L.D.E.F. (Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund) and was shot at the Guru Nanak Foundation of America (G.N.F.A.) gurdwara in Silver Spring, MD, during the Vaisakhi gurpurab.

The Religion and Ethics Newsweekly series explores and reports on American religious life. It examines how religion shapes national and international events, and brings insight into the challenges raised by difficult ethical issues. The program made its national debut on P.B.S. in September 1997. It is hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy.

The 'Sikh Saint-Soldier' segment presented an overview of the Sikh faith and the significance of Vaisakhi, explained by Manjit Singh of S.A.L.D.E.F.