Sikh National Center – Houston
The Sikh National Center, Inc. (SNC), officially came into existence on March 12, 2003, when the Certificate of Incorporation was issued by the Office of the Texas Secretary of State.
It was born out of necessity because of the rapid increase of the Sikh population in the Greater Houston area of Southeast Texas. We were quickly outgrowing the small, aging Sikh Center Gurdwara. The location was also a concern because a huge landfill was being developed on the property behind the Gurdwara. Recognizing these limitations, a group of visionary Sangat members began to develop a plan looking toward the next 50 years and beyond.
In December of 1999, Sikh Center purchased a 33-acre parcel of land on the North Sam Houston Parkway in the northern part of Houston. Not only did this property provide the necessary room to grow, but it also gave the Sikh community a highly visible presence in this large and diverse city. Part of the vision of SNC is to promote awareness and understanding of Sikhism and our culture. Being in this prime location on a very busy highway has gone a long way toward that goal.