Chicago leader recognized for communal harmony

Sher Mohammad Rajput with turban and Plaque
Sher Mohammad Rajput with turban and Plaque

CHICAGO: A front ranking Indian community leader and an office bearer of Indo American Center and Trustee East-West University Chicago, Sher Mohammed Rajput has bagged the distinct recognition from Sarva Dharma Sabha Rajasthan for his efforts in promoting communal harmony and interfaith dialogues.

Rajput was given the title of Ambassador of Interfaith Harmony award at a well attended event recently in Bikaner with a plaque, ceremonial honor turban and shawl. Rajput’s daughter, Rachel M. Rajput, of San Francisco, who was visiting India with her father, also attended the event. “Sarv Dharam Sabha”, a grand council consists of the four major religious faiths of Rajasthan – Christian, Hindu Muslim and Sikh.

In a talk to this paper, Sher Mohammed said that he was Indian first and had deep commitment to promoting harmony among followers of all religions. He was honored to receive this award and had written to the Gujarat government that he would strive his best to promote communal amity in the State.

He commended CM Narendra Modi for his recent efforts to win back trust from the minority community and felt that Gujarat could turn out to be a shining example for communal peace for the whole of India.

Harish Rao

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