Sikhism instruction may soon be added in social studies classes across New Jersey
A resolution hopes to add the study of Sikhism to the social studies curriculum of elementary and middle school students in New Jersey.
The Senate Education Committee urged the state Board of Education and the state Commission on Asian American Heritage to develop relevant course material.
The resolution notes that Sikh students face bullying and hate crimes at a higher rate than their classmates.
Sikhism is the world's fifth-largest religion in the world, with 100,000 people practicing the religion in the Garden State.