US transport body offers jobs to Sikh youths in America

November 15th, 2007 - 2:50 pm ICT by admin  

By Ravinder Singh Robin
San Jose, (USA), Nov 15 (ANI): In a bid to resolve the Sikh turban issue, particularly at airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States has offered jobs to Sikh youths based in America.
A twelve-member TSA delegation led by Edward W. Gomez, Federal Security Director, US Department of Homeland Security, San Francisco visited the San Jose Gurdwara recently and interacted with representatives of various Sikh organizations of USA. During the interaction, Gomez said the US Government is interested in solving the problem amicable.
He invited Sikh youths to join the TSA. He offered that any Sikh youth who wanted to serve in the TSA should log in to the TSA website and send their CV.
It will help to have Sikh TSA officers who have a better understanding of the Sikh faith and security issues in US, he added. He also reassured the Sikh community that the situation has become considerably better now and TSA has a desire to be as fair and unbiased as possible. Welcoming the TSA move, Dr. Pritpal Singh, Convener American Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (AGPC) said, With the recruiting more Sikhs into US Government and law enforcement positions could change the perceptions of turban wearing Sikhs all over the world.
We are thankful to US security officials for understanding our religious values, and this shows their desire to solve the Turban issue, especially during airport security checks.
Jaswant Singh Hotti, Secretary, San Jose Gurdwara said that travelling would become much easier with the new TSA guideline.
Hotti urged Sikh youths to response to the TSA offer as early as possible. (ANI)

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