Sikh Information Center (SIC) exists to pursue peace and prosperity by promoting the ideals of liberal democracy among peoples of South Asian origin to improve the general welfare of the world through justice, equality, cooperation, equal and full opportunities for education, full and useful employment, health, and creation of a society in which human individuals may choose to live by the values that give meaning to their lives.
Convinced that liberty is the best chance to simultaneously satisfy the mutual needs and wants of society’s majority and minority groups for an immutable peace and prosperity, SIC shall advocate adoption of this supreme social virtue in every aspect of life. Because the only effective leadership is that performed by example, the Centre will seek to provide material and immediate relief for those who have been marginalized by the rejection of liberty and left hungry, thirsty, naked, sick, or imprisoned — especially the fatherless, the widow, and the proverbial pariah.
An ancient fable says that when the Sun began to set for the first time, Light was decreasing and Darkness placed its foot upon the Earth. Yet, in a single, isolated hut, one tiny Lamp lifted its head, declaring: “I challenge the Darkness! If nothing else, then at least around myself, I will not let it settle. Around myself, I will establish Light!” Stirred by the example of that one lonely little Lamp, other Lamps in surrounding huts arose. Soon the world was amazed, for these Lamps, voluntarily united, had caused the Darkness to recede! People could see.
In summary, the overarching mission of the Sikh Information Centre is to challenge the Darkness by being the Lamp of Truth. For neither do people light a Lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives Light to everyone in the house.