A new book about Sikh legacy in Pakistan launched in Chicago

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Updated 16 May 2018
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A new book about Sikh legacy in Pakistan launched in Chicago

CHICAGO: A book that tracks Sikhism’s cultural footprint in Pakistan was launched in Chicago at a ceremony at which Pakistani Consul General Faisal Niaz Tirmizi was the chief guest.

Authored by Amardeep Singh, a national of Singapore, the book, “The Quest Continues: Lost Heritages – The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan,” also underlines the fact that peaceful co-existence enriches lives.

This is Singh’s second book on the subject. Previously, he wrote “Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan,” which was launched in June 2016 in Chicago.

Singh abandoned a lucrative banking career to pursue his dream of recording Sikh heritage in Pakistan, and visited holy/historic sites across the country.

Speaking at the event, Consul General Tirmizi paid tribute to the author for his hard work in tracing the legacy of the Sikh Empire in today’s Pakistan. He also lauded Singh’s efforts in building bridges of friendship between Sikhs across the world and Pakistan through his books.

The consul general also proposed the establishment of a mechanism through which Chicago’s Sikh community could adopt one Gurdwara in Pakistan as a role model to be followed by the Sikh communities in other parts of the world. He said this initiative would help build strong linkages between Pakistan and Sikh communities around the globe.

In his remarks, Tirmizi apprised the audience about government of Pakistan’s efforts to preserve the Sikh heritage and to facilitate the Yatrees visiting Pakistan. He said that Sikhism has its origin in what is now Pakistan, which is why a very large number of its holy sites are in Pakistan.

“The Sikh legacy in Pakistan is not only for the Sikhs, but was also for all citizens of Pakistan.”


Saudi Society for Medical Genetics approves 12 recommendations to combat diseases

Updated 22 May 2018
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Saudi Society for Medical Genetics approves 12 recommendations to combat diseases

  • More than 130 pediatricians, geneticists, genetic researchers, laboratory technicians, nutritionists attended the conference from across the kingdom.
  • The conference is an opportunity for medical professionals and workers in the region to keep up-to-date with the most important developments.

RIYADH: Saudi Society of Medical Genetics (SSMG) concluded its conference in Riyadh by approving 12 recommendations aimed at fighting genetic diseases, the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday.

More than 130 pediatricians, geneticists, genetic researchers, laboratory technicians, nutritionists attended the conference from across the kingdom.

President of the Association, Dr. Zuhair Rahbini, praised the success of the conference, saying it comes in line with the efforts of Saudi government to support all that serves the citizen and supports social health efforts and increases awareness levels to confront genetic diseases.

Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, Chairman of the Genetic Research Committee, said the conference has come out with 12 recommendations related to many topics covered by the conference, which include genes, the human genome and the relationship of genes to other environmental factors.

The conference is an opportunity for medical professionals and workers in the country to keep up-to-date with the most important developments, such as early screening for metabolic diseases in newborns, their clinical treatment and new medical treatments across the spectra of metabolic diseases.