Convinced that only liberty simultaneously satisfies the mutual needs and wants of every society’s majority and minority groups for an immutable peace and prosperity, the Centre advocates adoption of this supreme social virtue in every aspect of life.
Consequently, we intend to foster the growth of a society which permits unhindered peaceful human action and protects the innate, God-given liberty of individuals to live by such values as give meaning to their lives, so long as they do not infringe upon the freedom of others.
Because the only effective leadership is that performed by example, the Centre seeks to facilitate material and immediate relief for those who have been marginal- ized by the unjust infringement 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.
With inspiration from that proverb, the overarching mission of the Sikh Informa- tion Centre is to challenge the Darkness by shining the Lamp of Truth. No one lights a Lamp to place it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives Light to everyone in the house.
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, caused the Darkness to recede! People could see.
To that end, we shall operate with inspira- tion from heroes of history like Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Patrick Henry, Shaheedi Bhai Kartar Singh Sarabha Ji, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, and Shaheedi Bhai Jaswant Singh Khalra Ji.