1. US presidential elections: Hillary Clinton gets Sikh prayers’ booster shot; here’s how

US presidential elections: Hillary Clinton gets Sikh prayers’ booster shot; here’s how

In an assembly, organised by Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal, Sikh priests from different corners gathered to seek prayers for Trump.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 7, 2016 10:31 PM
sant singh chatwal, chatwal supportstrump, trump gets chatwal support Joined by his wife Daman Chatwal and prominent New Yorkers, Chatwal, who is Chairman of the group Indian-Americans for Democrats and Friends of Hillary for President, led the prayer service.

Less than 24 hours left before voting, US Presidential nominee from Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton has received support from prominent Sikh Groups operating in US. In an assembly, organised by Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal, Sikh priests from different corners gathered to seek prayers for Trump. Joined by his wife Daman Chatwal and prominent New Yorkers, Chatwal, who is Chairman of the group Indian-Americans for Democrats and Friends of Hillary for President, led the prayer service.  The priests performed hymns and offered prayers in front of the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs. The priests said that Clinton is a good friend of the Indian-American community and hoped for victory for her in the elections tomorrow, where the latter is in a tight race with Republican nominee Donald Trump.

In a conversation with PTI, Chatwal said that the prayer service aims to garner blessings for Clinton, who he said ‘will be the deserving leader of America’. “Whenever we start something good, we take the blessings of the Almighty. Now 24 hours before the election, we organized the prayer for her so that tomorrow she is assured a sure-shot victory,” he said. Praising Clinton, Chatwal said that Clinton is a friend of the Indian-Americans, adding that she will grow the economy further and boost jobs.  “She will create more employment, more business opportunities for Americans and will offer durable solutions to tackle problems facing the nation,” he said.

Speaking on the issue of immigration, Chatwal said Clinton will bring in strong policies to deal with the issue of migration.  “We did Ardaas for Clinton’s success. We want that that candidate should win who will be the voice of the Sikh community and will work for the betterment of the American people and humanity. We also pray that she creates history and becomes the first woman President of the US,” said Das Gyani Bhupinder Singh, Head Granthi Gurudwara Sikh Cultural Society New York.

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