Hana Magan Kaur Mangat is the founder of Sikh Kid 2 Kid, a Maryland organization with about 25 members from ages 7 to 17. The 15-year-old organized a protest in Lafayette Park, across from the White House, to expose India’s maltreatment of its prisoners, particularly Sikh political prisoners in Punjab.
“Basically, there was the usual protest with chants but we paused every 20 minutes to explain to passersby what was happening in India,” Hana Magan Kaur told SFP. “Some of us would give speeches motivating everyone. And we had people going out to educate others.