Chicago leadership prayer breakfast begins with Sikh prayer

Washington: The annual Chicago leadership prayer breakfast in the US early this month started with a Sikh prayer.

The Sikh prayer at 51st annual Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast on December 4, was performed by Rajinder Singh Mago who prayed to the One Universal God for the well-being of all humanity.

Mago is a longtime volunteer coordinator of mainstream community outreach at Sikh Religious Society based in Palatine Illinois.

The Sikh prayer was for Thanksgiving, Peace, and Harmony in the light of protests and turmoil taking place in Chicago where the police chief Garry McCarthy was fired that week and the protesting minority communities were demonstrating on the street demanding resignations of the Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez for the alleged cover up of Chicago police brutality in the cases of shooting deaths of black youths.