Governor Mitch Daniels Visits the Sikh Temple, Indianapolis
Los Angeles, Oct. 14, 2008
Governor Mitch Daniels will visit the Sikh Temple,
located at 10950 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, next Sunday,
October 19, 2008, and address the gathering at 12:30PM during
regular Sunday worship. The historic visit by Indiana Governor
Mitch Daniels to the Sikh Temple and the event is open to the
The Governor’s visit to The Sikh Temple coincides
with the worldwide Tercentenary Commemorations of the Ordination
of the Sikh Holy Scriptures, Sri Guru Granth Sahib, as the henceforth
Eternal Living Guru and Spiritual Guide of the Sikh by the Tenth
and Last Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh, at Nanded, Maharashtra,
India on October 20, 1708 A.D. Governor Daniels is issuing a special
Proclamation to honor the landmark occasion.
The Sikh faith, the fifth largest faith in the
world, has over 30-million followers worldwide.
The 15th-Century mono-theistic faith tradition commands its followers
to honor the sanctity of all life and all faith traditions, and
advocates Oneness, Unity, Universality, and Brotherhood of all
mankind. Over 2,500 Hoosier Sikh-American families live and work
in central Indiana and call Indiana home, and approximately 750,000
Sikhs-Americans live in the United States.
Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. is the 49th Governor of
the State of Indiana. He was elected on November 2, 2004, and
sworn into office on January 10, 2005. In 2005, Governor Daniels
led the state to its first balanced budget in eight years and,
without a tax increase, turned the $600 million deficit he inherited
into a $300 million surplus in a single year
He served as Chief of Staff to Senator Richard Lugar,
Senior Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, and Director of the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President George W.
Bush. While at OMB, Daniels served as the lead negotiator in advocating
President Bush's 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, coordinated the nation's
domestic response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
and oversaw the budget, management and regulations proposed by
all federal agencies.