Sikh and broader Cleveland community unite after Wisconsin tragedy - Page 2
Sikh and broader Cleveland community unite after Wisconsin tragedy
Sikh Gurdwara in Richfield Ohio
August 12, 2012 - Page 2
The service at the Sikh Gurdwara in Richfield Ohio (Page 1 of the service) continued with speakers from various religious and other groups.
The Jewish community was represented by Rabbi Dr. Jack Truboff
Rabbi Dr. Jack Truboff
The Lutheran Christian community stretching from Cleveland to Mentor to Erie Pennsylvania was represented by Emma Kruger.
Emma Kruger of the Lutheran Christian Church
Mr Ajit Patra, President of the Shiva Vishnu Temple, gave a message to the Indian American younger generation to learn from the first generation and take charge.
Mr Ajit Patra, President of the Shiva Vishnu Temple
Next a Hindu Temple Priest offered two short readings from the Hindu Scripture as a blessing to the community.
The Muslim community of Cleveland was represented by Mohammed Sobhani of Unity Center.
Mohammed Sobhani of Unity Center
Rabbi David Kosak of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah spoke next.
Rabbi David Kosak of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah
Julia Shearson, Coalition of Religions, spoke next.
Julia Shearson, Coalition of Religions
Reverend Doctor Otis Moss Jr. quoted his friend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he spoke at a special service of the Guru Nanak Foundation of Greater Cleveland to remember the Oak Creek Wisconsin victims.
Reverend Doctor Otis Moss Jr.
Elumalai Appachi, MD, President of the Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio spoke next.
Elumalai Appachi, MD
Sudarshan Sathe, a trustee of the Federation of the India Community Associations spoke on behalf of the Indian community of NE Ohio and presented a message from Chittaranjan Jain, Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Asim Datta, President, Federation of Indian Community Association was the last of the community speakers who also presented Mayor Frank Jackson's proclamation, declaring August 12, 2012 a Day of Mourning.
The Chairman (Ratanjit Sondhe) and Secretary (Gurcharan Singh) of Guru Nanak Foundation of Greater Cleveland concluded the special service remembering the Oak Creek Wisconsin victims.