Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Congressional resolution greets Sikhs on Baisakhi

A bipartisan Congressional resolution, highlighting Sikh community's "tremendous contributions" in the US, has greeted people across the globe on the occasion of Baisakhi. 

"America's founding ideals of freedom of worship, equality, and justices are reflected in the Sikh American community's celebration of Baisakhi. With this Resolution, I am saying thank you and wishing Sikhs across America and around the world a joyous Baisakhi," said Congressman John Garamendi, the lead sponsor of the resolution and Co-Chair of the American Sikh Congressional Caucus. 

Garamendi along with other legislators and civil rights' advocates recently welcomed the FBI's inclusion of Sikhs, Hindus, and Arab Americans in its hate crime tracking manual, a change they had pushed for. 

Garamendi's office is presenting the manual to police departments in his district. 

with thanks : Business Standard : LINK : for detailed news.

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