The United Sikh Mission float “A Sikh-American Journey,” featuring a replica of their 100-year-old place of worship in Stockton, Calif., appears during the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

PASADENA, Calif. (Diya TV) — A group of Sikhs from California have designed a float aimed at educating the public on Sikhism that will be showcased in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

“As Sikhs and other religious minorities across the country are enduring challenging times, we believe it has never been more important to educate the public about the beauty of the Sikh faith,” said community organizer, Bhajneet Singh, in a press release from the Sikh Coalition.

The float will be front and center during the world-famous parade, which is being held on Jan. 2. Organizers hope it will “spread Sikh awareness in the context of widespread bigotry and xenophobia,” according to the Sikh Coalition’s release. Sikhs are integrated in every part of California culture — they are students, scientists, farmers and doctors. These are roles they’ve held in the state for more than a century.

“Our faith emphasizes love, equality and service, which are not only Sikh values but American values, and we want to share that message through this year’s float,” said community organizer Minu Kaur Singh.

This marks the third consecutive year the Southern California Sikh community have invested time and resources into participating in the Rose Parade. They hope that each addition has served to help better educate Americans on the ways and means of the Sikh culture. This year’s float will feature the Sikh Golden Temple, one of the world’s largest free community kitchens.

“The positive and educational representation of the Sikh American community is crucial as we begin 2017,” said Bhajneet Singh. “We must continue to broaden the understanding of who we are and the Rose Parade is an excellent celebratory place to start.”