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Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:22

City Unveils Singh Walkway Sign

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City Unveils Singh Walkway Sign Alex Cantatore/TurlockCityNews.com
After months of planning, a new walkway honoring the local Indian community was formally unveiled Wednesday morning.

A winding path through the northeast storm basin, located on Christoffersen Parkway where it becomes Zeering Road, will henceforth be known as Singh Walkway. A sign bearing the “Singh Walkway” name now stands on Zeering Road.

Dr. Ram Saini, the local man who spearheaded the naming of Singh Walkway, said it was time the local Indian-American community was recognized for its impact, running local businesses, working as doctors, and contributing to the economy.

“This place is going to be staying forever,” Saini said. “It’s a memory, it’s a legacy that our children will see.”

Saini, who has lived in Turlock since 1971, noted the Indian-American community is growing larger every day. The local climate, similar to that of Punjab, attracts many Indians, he said.

The Singh Walkway name is derived from the link to Punjab, where Sikhism is the dominant religion. Singh is a middle or last name used by nearly all Sikh men, and some Hindu communities as well.

Saini donated the funding to construct the Singh Walkway sign.

Roughly 50 people attended Wednesday’s unveiling of Singh Walkway, including Turlock Mayor John Lazar.

“Turlock is a city of many cultures and of people who come together and do what’s right for our community,” Lazar said shortly before cutting a ribbon.

Representatives from the Turlock Sikh Temple conducted a brief ritual and prayed over the new sign. Food was donated by Nagina Palace, a local Indian restaurant.

Lazar was awarded with the highest honor the Sikh Temple can bestow for his role in making Singh Walkway a reality.


Alex Cantatore/TurlockCityNews.com

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  1. Racist

I'm glad Turlock isn't racist. While you're stereotyping your own people as gas station owners and doctors don't forget terrorists too.

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  1. MANOFTRUTH

Ter·ror·ism: Systematic use of violence and intimidation to achieve some goal.
Columbine High School massacre! Sandy Hook Elementary School ! Bombing in Oklahoma City !
Jim Jones massacre ! San Ysidro McDonald's massacre ! Just a few examples!
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Ter·ror·ism: Systematic use of violence and intimidation to achieve some goal.
Columbine High School massacre! Sandy Hook Elementary School ! Bombing in Oklahoma City !
Jim Jones massacre ! San Ysidro McDonald's massacre ! Just a few examples!
While the majority of all violent crimes are perpetuated by men, American mass murders in particular seem to be the territory of white men. The Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime writes that, “Compared with assailants who kill but one victim, mass murderers are overwhelmingly likely to be male, [and] are far more likely to be white,” and the numbers prove it. According to Wikipedia, 75% of the rampage killings on US record were perpetrated by white males, as were 71% of massacres in schools, and 60% of workplace rampages – a seriously disproportionate number for the number of white males that make up the general population. Hey guest racist ( WATERHEAD BOY PLAYING BANJO ) while residing in a BROKE AZZ 1963 single wide with deflated wheels, and a half AZZ skirt! JEALOUSLY will get you NO WHERE HOMIE!!! Enjoy working at Taco Bell for the rest of your WORTHLESS life! LOL! The San Franciscan Bay Area Transplants BUILT THE VALLEY!!! Without our MIGHTY $$$$$$ flowing in to valley, it would of remained a forgotten smelly backwatered NOTHING!, just like the rustbelt towns, and cities presently are!!!

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  1. Tim

Ummm, Punjabi Sikhs are not Muslims (or Arabs). Thousands of Sikhs have been targeted or killed by the same Islamic jihadists or Muslim extremists, in Kashmir and elsewhere in the region. And several of them have been attacked in the USA...

Ummm, Punjabi Sikhs are not Muslims (or Arabs). Thousands of Sikhs have been targeted or killed by the same Islamic jihadists or Muslim extremists, in Kashmir and elsewhere in the region. And several of them have been attacked in the USA because they were mistaken for Muslims by idiotic white racists.

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