Center of Orange County (SCOC) is a progressive organization
and offers its services to the Sikh community of Southern
California. SCOC pursues innovative programs to make the
sangat’s experience truly spiritual and wholesome. SCOC
Conducts religious services , educational programs, disseminates
information and education amongst the community about the
Sikh religion, provides a place of gathering for the Sikh
community of Southern California to conduct social programs,
runs Sikh school (GNCA). SCOC has recently built 5,000 square
feet multipurpose hall for Langar services, celebration
of important Gurpurabs, Sikh festivals, Educational conferences,
multicultural and interfaith activities.
The Spinning Wheel Film Festival—a showcase of films by,
about, or for Sikhs—was held on November 17th, 2007 as an
extension of the Sikh Heritage Evening. The Evening will
also feature some of the filmmakers, whose work will be
presented in the Festival. Proceeds from this unique event
will go towards expanding the Sikh Center of Orange County
facility and offering new services to the Sangat. Please
come and enjoy an elegant and entertaining evening, and
contribute to a truly worthy cause, and help fulfill our
vision of serving you better.
Thind, son of Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind, receives the Sikh
Heritage Gala Miri-Piri Award on behalf of his father
at the 2007 Sikh Heritage Gala and the Spinning Wheel
Film Festival in Hollywood.
Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind nominated for the Miri-Piri
Mîri and Pîri – spiritual and worldly responsibilities of each human being in this life – are dual concepts in the practice of The Sikh Faith. We are taught to fulfill both, but in such a way that they balance and complement each other like the two swords in the Khanda, the religious icon for the Sikhs.
Sikh Heritage takes great pride in recognizing those individuals from around the world, Sikh and non-Sikh, who not only mange to live up to the great ideals of Sikhi and the American Dream, but also excel in their chosen fields of endeavor, and in doing so, go beyond personal and local interests and actually address the larger good in the service of humanity. And, while doing it, they maintain a balance between their daily mîri and pîri obligations with aplomb.